After having to leave school early due to health issues, Matt Beach worked in the transport industry for 15 years before transitioning to accounting, something he is extremely passionate about. He is currently in his third year of his Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and aspires to complete his CA once graduated.

His greatest achievement is gaining the highest marks in his class for the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting), being awarded the Sue Mathaus Memorial Cup for Outstanding Academic Excellence and Student’s Choice Undergraduate of the Year Award at NMIT in 2019. 

Matt has lived in Nelson since he was 2 years old and loves the small town feel, great weather and being close to most of his family who live here. Recently engaged to his partner Alex, together they run a small Events Management business called Pop Up Events.

Matt is a keen traveller and can’t wait to do so again as soon as possible. He also loves photography, aviation, and playing the piano. He enjoys spending his spare time at the gym, and with his family in Nelson.

WK Strawbridge is excited to welcome such a passionate and dedicated team member and looks forward to supporting Matt through his degree and towards being a chartered accountant.