Richard Stannard (Contact Me)

Richard was educated at Gisborne Boys High School followed by a BBS at Massey University.  Richard commenced at work in Wellington at Hogg Young Cathie & Co in 1982 and then moved to Richardson McKissock.  He became a Chartered Accountant in 1984.  Richard has travelled extensively overseas gaining experience with chartered accountants in Perth, Australia and companies in London.  Richard returned to Gisborne and joined Graham & Dobson in 1990, becoming a principal of the firm shortly thereafter. 

His client base consists of a number of long standing farming clients and more recently an expanding investment planning service. He is an Associate member of the Institute of Financial Advisers. As well, he advises on the structuring of business operations to best suit each client's situation.

Outside of work, Richard is married with three daughters and is a keen follower of the various sports that they partake in, and is the coach of a junior football team. He also participates in swimming, tennis, skiing and laser sailing, and is an armchair rugby fan.


Richard's Team

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Client in the Spotlight

Roberts Tree Surgeons Ltd

Paul and Kelly Roberts started their business Roberts Tree Surgeons from scratch 12 years ago. Today the company is a strong team of 10 full time staff. Roberts Tree Surgeons are the one-stop shop for tree removal, tree maintenance and tree planting.

The majority of their work is tree and garden maintenance of private clients and large infrastructure clients...


Meet our Team

Ian Chatfield

What is your current role at Graham & Dobson?

Where are you from originally?
Born and raised in Gisborne.  Lived in Auckland, London and Gisborne


What our clients say...

  • Parihohonu Station has been involved with Graham and Dobson since the early 1900s. They have proved to be of great value, producing a high standard of quality work, are trustworthy, astute, and approachable any time at all. The staff are very friendly and will bend over backwards for us. We always recommend this long established firm unequivocally.

    Avianne and Nigel Faram

  • We are grateful for the enormous amount of support the staff of Graham & Dobson provide. They have demonstrated a high level of understanding, knowledge and financial direction and deliver a consistent service in structured, efficient timeframes. This is a company with high integrity and strong values focusing on providing the utmost levels of customer satisfaction.

    Gisborne Stroke Support Group Inc.

  • Graham & Dobson helped me start my own business in 2007. Without their help and support the process would have been a lot harder. They offer excellent on-going support and advice.

    Karl Platten - Lawns Plus Ltd (GreenAcres)