Jeanette Ross-Smith

Regional Manager (Acting) – Auckland & Northland, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Jeanette is the Senior Relationship Manager for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, looking after the Auckland Corporate Sector with over 12 500 members in her region. Career experience spans Relationship Management and client facing roles, Business Development, Account & Stakeholder collaboration as well as facilitating engagement initiatives with the Auckland market.

Passionate about connections and relationships and facilitating opportunities for others through her networks, to assist with career development, identifying emerging talent, business and mentoring opportunities. Coming from a country which was incredibly culturally diverse, Jeanette is eager to make a difference and an impact, in her own little way, helping to drive change around recognition across industries on embracing the value of cultural diversity within the workplace, having experienced first-hand some of the challenges new migrants to New Zealand face on their journey.

Jeanette is originally from the sunny shores of Cape Town, South Africa. In 2011, being a recruitment specialist, with over 10 years’ experience within the finance and accounting sector, she secured a role in Auckland, with a Global Recruitment Consultancy and jumped on a plane to pave the way for her husband and 3 boys to follow 6 months later, to start their new adventure in beautiful Aotearoa.  Jeanette is a wife to Sean, just hit 20 years, mother to 3 boys, Andrew (25), Tristan (18) and Branden (17) and recently grandmother to young Beauden, who starts the first generation of ‘Kiwi- born’ Ross-Smith’s.

If you are keen to chat or lock in a coffee, reach out via her LinkedIn profile.