About Us

Spooner, Hood & Redpath Ltd was formed in 2016 with the merging of Sewell & Wilson Ltd and Carey Hood & Co Ltd.


Sewell & Wilson was formed in 1961 when Dick Sewell and Angus Wilson, fathers of Michael Sewell and Douglas Wilson, left Haworth, Sewell & Christie to practice together. In 1979 Douglas joined Michael and his father in the partnership. Angus retired in 1987. The company was formed on 1 April 2006 when Douglas and Peter Redpath became directors, and Michael became a Consultant. Michael retired in March 2011 and Glenn Spooner became a director in September 2012.


The strengths of Spooner, Hood & Redpath Ltd are in our quality of service and our experience.


We are a general practice but have considerable experience and expertise in a number of sectors including agriculture, health, small business, the Maori sector, education and the motor industry. We also have a growing audit practice.


In addition to clients based in and around Wanganui, we service business and farming clients in Taupo, Taranaki, Hawkes Bay, Waikato, Waimarino, Wellington and the Rangitikei.


We are a team of dedicated professionals totally committed to the needs of our clients and focussed on earning the confidence of our clients by providing quality and timely service in our position as the client’s primary business advisor.


This confidence is achieved by developing a relationship of mutual respect with our clients.


We are proud of our achievements and are well known for our reliable and quality business advice.


Glenn Spooner - Chartered Accountant
Brent Hood - Chartered Accountant
Peter Redpath - Chartered Accountant

Glenn Spooner - CA



Glenn is a qualified Chartered Accountant. After working for another CA firm in Wanganui, Glenn moved to London, working for the National Health Service. He returned to New Zealand in October 2007 and joined the Sewell & Wilson Ltd team.


Glenn became a Director in September 2012. He works with many of our farming and some of our larger commercial clients. Glenn is a member of the local Business Network International (BNI) Group. Glenn’s home town is Wanganui. He is a keen golfer and hunter.

Brent Hood - CA



Brent has over 12 years of experience in providing assurance and accounting advice.  He qualified in New Zealand and worked for Deloitte for 6 years in New Zealand, The United States and the United Kingdom.  When he returned to New Zealand, Brent joined BDO Wellington as an Audit Manager for 2 years before moving into a commercial role with Reading New Zealand Limited where he worked as a senior accounting manager.


Brent’s experience extends across a wide range of industries including retail/wholesale, manufacturing, utilities, financial services, infrastructure and the public sector which gives him a broad range of experience to draw upon.


Brent’s interests outside of work include fishing and golf.

Peter Redpath - CA



Peter spent 19 years in chartered accountancy in Wanganui before joining Sewell & Wilson Ltd and becoming a Director in 2006. He works in Business Advisory Services and specialises in Farm Accounting.


Peter has been a Chairman of the Local Leadership Team of the Wanganui Branch of NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants and is a Trustee of the Wanganui Events Trust, who run the NZ Masters Games bi-annually in Wanganui. He is from a farming background and was educated in Gisborne and at Massey University. Sporting interests include basketball and golf.

Murray Carey - Consultant - Spooner, Hood & Redpath Ltd
Douglas Wilson - Consultant - Spooner, Hood & Redpath Ltd

Murray Carey - CA


Douglas Wilson - FCA


Karen Edlin - Associate - Spooner, Hood & Redpath Ltd
Grant Benson - Associate - Spooner, Hood & Redpath Ltd

Karen Edlin - AT


Grant Benson - CA


Audrey Connelly - Client Manager - Spooner, Hood & Redpath Ltd
June Signal - Client Manager - Spooner, Hood & Redpath Ltd
Elaina Shepherd - Client Manager - Spooner, Hood & Redpath Ltd

Audrey Connelly - AT

Client Manager

June Signal

Client Manager

Elaina Shepherd

Client Manager

Amanda Nicholls - Audit Senior - Spooner, Hood & Redpath Ltd
Belinda Sherman - Client Manager - Spooner, Hood & Redpath Ltd
Brianna Deacon - Spooner, Hood & Redpath Ltd

Amanda Nicholls - AT

Audit Senior

Belinda Sherman

Client Manager

Brianna Deacon

Office Administrator

Sharon Richards - Office Manager - Spooner, Hood & Redpath Ltd
Heather Shore - Client Services - Spooner, Hood & Redpath Ltd

Sharon Richards

Office Manager

Heather Shore

Client Services Assistant

Jill Johnston

Client Manager

Spooner, Hood & Redpath Ltd

162 Wicksteed Street, PO Box 765,

Whanganui 4541

Ph 06-349 0015, Fax 06-345 3943

Email: admin@shrl.co.nz

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