Meet the team at TCL Accountants.

Professional Staff

Angela Hobden – Director

I am a Public Practice Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce from Otago University.  TCL Accountants Group Limited is the third accounting practice I have owned, having previously had businesses in Whangarei and Awanui.

I have 49 years accounting experience in public practice, large and small manufacturing businesses, local government and trustee companies.  I have been in the Manawatu region for many years and enjoy assisting our clients to be the best in business that they can be.  I am also a registered auditor with CAANZ and perform audits for small clubs and childcare centres.

Outside of work I am involved with the Mid Central Governance Group for Mana Whaikaha and enjoy rose growing, reading and visiting my children.

Xero Certified

Neera Dang Bagga – Associate

I am a Chartered Accountant, a current member of CAANZ/NZICA with a BBS Accounting Major (Massey University).

Prior to coming onboard with TCL as an Associate, I have over eight years’ experience in the public practice sector. I have been involved with small-to-medium sized businesses, startups and not-for- profit organisations, to meet their statutory and management reporting requirements and advisory services.

I have a passion for IT and a vast knowledge of accounting systems. I am an experienced cloud integrator and assist my clients in selecting industry specific add-ons and system implementation.

I have worked with clients from diverse industries including manufacturing, wholesale, IT, retail, public benefit entities and not-for-profit organisations. I also have assisted clients with financial management roles including the preparation of internal management reports, internal controls, board and statutory reporting for audit.

Xero Certified

Trish Gee – Accountant

I am a Chartered Accountant, a current member of CAANZ/NZICA and a Xero Certified Advisor.

Prior to joining TCL in April 2018 as a Contract Accountant, I worked in Wellington, Whanganui and Marton.

I have over 30 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant, working with small to medium sized businesses.  In addition, I currently work closely with a School Bursar in our region, my role is to oversee the accounting and reporting functions of the school and to meet the Boards, Ministry of Education and Charities Commission requirements.

I have an open friendly approach to clients and love assisting them with their daily tasks, any issues they may have and of course, meeting their tax obligations.

Outside of office hours, I enjoy walking (having completed 3 marathons, a number of half marathons and 10kms events), travelling and exploring new places and spending time with my husband Martin, our two children, extended family and friends.

Xero Certified

David Hopping – Consultant

I act for a broad spectrum of clients in a provincial office offering taxation, business advisory, trust, IT accounting solutions. I have 34 years experience in public practice chartered accountant offices and a further 16 years in a commercial accountancy office primarily in the aircraft industry.

Harkaran Singh – Junior Accountant and Administrator

I joined TCL Accountants in 2018 after graduating from La Trobe University, Melbourne with a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Finance.  I am full of enthusiasm for my role and eagerly looking forward to beginning my Chartered Accountant qualification in 2019.  I feel privileged to be learning from the best.

Xero Certified



Administration Staff

Michele Thompson – Systems Coordinator

I have fifteen years’ experience in logistics, managing both client and supplier relationships for organisations in Palmerston North and Wellington and have completed a Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management through Massey University.  I have brought my systems management expertise and passion for database organisation to the group.

In my spare time I enjoy craft, travel, cycling, reading and spending time with my family.

Xero Certified

Michele Tan – Accounts Officer

I have been with the firm for nine years and come from a six year banking background.  I am the ‘go to’ person for GST, PAYE, Xero and also have experience with MYOB.

In 2019 I have commenced my studies to become an Accounting Technician.

I’m passionate about helping your business grow.

Xero Certified