Tristan Dean

Business Advisory Director, B.Com, CA
  • Technology
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Health

Phone: +64 9 448 3231
Mobile: +64 21 676754
Fax: +64 9 414 5001

Tristan Dean joined Hayes Knight in 1995 and has been a Director since 2000. Tristan works closely with a broad range of clients with specialised knowledge in the technology, food manufacturing and health sectors.

Tristan has expertise in the areas of tax, business restructuring, forecasting, offshore expansions, negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, business valuations and business development.

A regular presenter at Knowledge Shop training sessions, Tristan has presented for the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ) on the topics of business restructuring and business ethics.

Tristan’s Latest Articles


The minimum wage debate

As from 1 April 2018, the minimum wage in New Zealand increased from $15.75 to $16.50 per hour, an increase of 4.8%. The current intention is for this to increase further, to $20.00 an hour as from 1 April 2021. This represents a total increase of 27% from the...

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Staying in the Sweet Spot

For the majority of business owners we deal with one of their key goals is growth. In fact, there is a general fixation on growth within New Zealand, but as we’ve seen with the recent growth in the Auckland population, growth often comes hand in hand with pain.  ...

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Conflict Resolution – finding Mutual Dissatisfaction

Unfortunately, even when everyone acts with the best intentions, conflicts can and do arise in any business. They arise between a business and a customer or supplier, a business and an employee, or often between joint owners of a business. What is genuinely believed...

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