MEET THE TEAM

Management

Tony Forlong
Principal & CEO
Tony Forlong
Principle & CEO

  tony@kts.co.nz
  09 4129902 extn 12
Biography

Tony has been the Managing Director and owner of KTS for 15 years.

He has 2 children, Kyle who is 23 and has just completed his Architectural degree, and Elyse who is 22 and has just completed her Arts degree.

He is married to Jenny and her son Morgan is at University in Dunedin studying Science.

Jenny and Tony live locally on a lifestyle block in the Kumeu/Huapai district complete with horse’s cows, chickens, dogs and cats, which keep them very busy.

Tony is involved in many aspects of local community life which he believes is very important to him and to KTS, including Rotary, and also a recent election to the Board of North West Country (previously called BID) which is a council initiative to promote local business.

He is passionate about KTS and proud of his staff, together they strive to give all clients their absolute best service at all times.

Anthony Simpson
Manager of Accounting Services
Anthony Simpson
Manager of Accounting Services

  anthony@kts.co.nz
  09 4129902 extn 3
Biography

Anthony is an important part of the management and character of the Company and has worked for KTS since 2008.

Anthony is a senior accountant, and as well as working with his own clients, he is also responsible for the management of compliance issues, which is an important and essential role.

Together with his partner Vanessa and young son James, Anthony lives locally in the area of Kumeu, so he has a good knowledge of the district which is a great asset to Clients and within the Company.

Accounting Services


Karl Hazewinkel
Karl Hazewinkel
Senior Accountant

  karl@kts.co.nz
  09 4129902 extn 2
Biography

Karl has recently joined the staff of KTS as an experienced BAS Accountant, having owned his own CA practice in Kerikeri for over 14 years. He has accounting experience with Companies, Partnerships, Sole traders, Trusts, Incorporated societies and Charities.

Karl has recently moved to Auckland to spend more time with his 2 sons aged 26 and 28 and he lives in St Mary’s Bay in Auckland. His interests include Golf, Sailing and Music.


Karl is a senior Accountant in our team at KTS, and his experience adds depth to the services that we offer to our Clients.


Beth Stapleton 

Tanya Hay

Tanya Hay
  tanya@kts.co.nz
  09 4129902 extn 8
Biography

Tanya has worked as part of our team at KTS for two years, her main areas of responsibility are:

  • Doing the GST for the clients that use KTS for their GST.
  • Responsibility for the accounting packages, MYOB, Banklink and Xero, setting them up and administering them.
  • Dealing with Creditors.
  • Admin of Audit Shield which is a new Insurance KTS is recommending to clients for protection from Tax Audits.
  • Sending out of the newsletters and general dealings with Clients accounts.

Tanya was born in South Africa and lived in Vancouver Canada for 14 years before coming to New Zealand four years ago.

She has recently married and changed her surname from Van Eyden to Hay.

One of her great interests is cats, she also loves animals and wishes she lived on a farm. Cooking and travel are also her passions.


Debra Green

Debra Green
  debra@kts.co.nz
  09 4129902 extn 5
Biography

Debra has worked for KTS for 5 years, her main responsibilities are the preparation of accounts, financial statements, and tax returns.

She and her husband Mark have a son Carter who is 3½ years old and they live in Helensville on a 5½ acre block, where they raise some livestock, and are the proud owners of 3 dogs.

Debra’s passions are going to the gym, combined with her commitment to her family.

Jane Harraway
Jane Harraway

  jane@kts.co.nz

  09 4129902 extn 7

Biography

Jane has worked for KTS for 5½ years as an accountant, preparing clients’ accounts, doing financial statements and tax returns, and is valued as a very competent and reliable staff member.

Jane and her husband Paul live at Shelly Beach and they share their home with 5 cats and 2 dogs, which keep them busy.

Her interests include a love of animals, great cuisine and dining out.

Tokoiva Metua

Tokoiva Metua
  toko@kts.co.nz
  09 4129902 extn 13
Biography

Toko is the most recent member of staff and has worked for KTS for 1½ years.

His duties are dealing with customers on a day-by-day basis, preparing accounts financial statements and doing tax returns.
Toko is also Xero certified, and deals with a number of clients who use Xero as their accounting package.

Together with his partner Tiria, they live in Kingsland with their adopted family which keeps them busy.

Tokos interests are sports, especially Rugby League, the Warriors were his favourite team and when they start winning they will be his favourite team again! He also enjoys cooking and has a love for music.

Beth Stapleton

Beth Stapleton
  beth@kts.co.nz
  09 4129902 extn 6
Biography

Beth’s role at KTS involves preparing clients’ accounts, doing financial statements and tax returns, and generally dealing with clients on a day-by-day basis, she has worked at KTS as an accountant for 3½ years.

She is married to Peter and has two teenage sons aged 15 and 16 years who both live at home, so that keeps her busy as only teenagers can.

Her great interest is sewing, making a lot of her own clothes, and also making costumes for productions, the latter of which keeps her very occupied.

Beth and Peter have their own boat and love going fishing on the Manukau, cooking is also an interest of Beth’s when she has the time, especially cooking the fish they have caught.

Administration

Janell Sutcliffe

Janell Sutcliffe
  janell@kts.co.nz
  09 4129902 extn 4
Biography

Janell is an intrical part of the structure and character of the Company and has worked for KTS for over 20 years.

As Administrative Manager, she coordinates the office and data systems, ensuring that clients get all the information they need and that queries are directed to the best possible person within KTS.

Janell and her husband Gary have 2 children, and they are the proud grandparents of 5 girls.

She has lived in the local area for many years, so has a good knowledge of the district which is a great asset to Clients and is well utilized within the Company.

Vanessa Pocock

Vanessa Pocock
  vanessa@kts.co.nz
  09 4129902 extn 10
Biography

Vanessa joined KTS in May 2017 after working for 10 years as a Retail Accountant in the Travel Industry in the areas of credit control, management accounting and auditing.

She is working part time three days a week as Administrator assisting Tony and Janell.

Vanessa has lived in the area for 5 years with her partner Anthony and 2-year-old son James.

Outside of work she is studying extramurally for a Bachelor in Accountancy at Massey University, and enjoying spending time on toddler activities with James.