A little bit about us

At French & Last-Harris Limited we strive to understand our clients business at both a professional and personal level to ensure that we can help them to achieve their goals and objectives.

In today’s complex business world we understand that many business owners at times find accounting and financing issues daunting. We see it as our job to make this process as easy as possible for them by providing not only expert skills and knowledge in the financial world but also by providing long term guidance for business growth and development.

We are a small dedicated firm with a quick response time. The company was originally formed by Robin French in 1997 after he had spent 20 years working in senior positions in private enterprise. In 2014 Darren Last-Harris joined the business and become the senior partner and the company was renamed French & Last-Harris Limited.

Darren Last-Harris

Darren Last-Harris
Darren Last-Harris
Director, B Com, CA, CPP

Darren is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of experience. He graduated from Otago University and his background is a mixture of both corporate and chartered accountancy.

For over 10 years he worked for large multi-nationals (including Cadbury and Johnson & Johnson) in various finance roles in both in New Zealand and Australia and for the past 12 years he has worked as a Chartered Accountant in Nelson.

He believes that the way forward is cloud accounting and drives the adoption of this technology for both the firm and his clients.

Darren is a family man with a wife and two sons. When time allows he is a keen deer hunter, mountain biker and runner. He also used to coach his sons rugby team, was treasurer of the junior rugby club, as well as the JAB delegate.