You don’t let the grass grow under your feet Leon!
We love celebrating the wins of people in the Xero community and Gold Partner Leon Wijohn certainly deserves some praise. Leon has won the Outstanding New Member category in the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants 2009 Leadership Awards. Quite an achievement really when you consider just four years ago he started his chartered accounting business Wijohn Consulting Group. Today the firm has 300 clients.
Leon is a small business specialist and one of his strengths has been in helping the Maori business community. He works with Maori Trusts and Maori owned entities. Leon is also acitvely involved in encouraging young Maori into the accounting profession.
Judges noted that Leon’s leadership style is one of coaching – something he’s been doing since he was 14 on the rugby field. Another attribute was client support. Leon feels strongly about clients having up-to-date financial information, supported by good governance processes.