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Barry Timmings

Area of specialisation
  • Financial performance
  • Strategy
  • Finance
  • Investment
Faculty / key office
  • Director, Timmings Partners Ltd
  • Past Chairman, Tourism Dunedin
  • Past Chairman, Otago Branch, New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Various directorships
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Otago
  • Chartered Accountant, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Member, Institute of Directors

International teaching and industry experience

Barry has spent over 20 years in financial and business roles in New Zealand, Australia, the US and Canada. A good number of these have been with large professional services firms, such as PwC and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, working in advisory, corporate finance and assurance areas. He have also started and continue to own a number of businesses and this commercial experience has been invaluable in making him an excellent advisor and teacher. He currently owns his own boutique accounting and advisory practice focusing on performance, strategy and investment. His clients include large corporates and public sector entities, successful private businesses as well as early stage ventures involved in domestic and international markets.

He has taught in the areas of finance and accounting at master's and postgraduate level, as well as for various professional bodies.

Reasons Barry enjoys teaching in the MBA programme

Barry enjoys teaching in the MBA programme partly because of the satisfaction he gets from passing on the knowledge that he has built up over the years. He also enjoys learning about the projects and aspirations of individual students and staying in touch as they become more successful in their chosen fields.

Global perspectives

Finance and financial concepts are globally relevant. What you cover is of value regardless of your location or business type. There has never been more opportunity to be involved in a global business than now regardless of where you are based. The concepts you cover in this paper are relevant to early stage entrepreneurs through to the corporate environment and from domestic operations through to multinational business.