Who am I?

Alexis Tapsell –

Associate Director,

Tax & Private

2011 Graduated


Graduated from Canterbury University with a Bachelor of Commerce.

2012 Selected for NZ Women's 7's team

I didn't start my career with Deloitte

I didn't start my career with Deloitte

“I started my career at another professional services firm, but when I returned from Amsterdam having won the Women’s 7’s Rugby World series in 2013, Deloitte offered me a role.”

I work flexibly

I work flexibly

“It was Deloitte’s idea that I work flexibly so I could continue to play rugby.”

2013-2015 Professional rugby


“Despite the flexibility it was still difficult to balance the commitments of work and rugby.  Deloitte supported me to take a career break to pursue my rugby dreams and travel the world.”

I make an impact

“My position within the Maori Business team has provided me with opportunities to engage and help on a community level. An example of this is with the Te Hunga Roia Maori o Aotearoa – the Maori Law Society. Deloitte do the pro bono work for them and I was lucky enough to be asked to be involved and I have been their Treasurer since 2016.”

Now I am a woman in leadership


“I’ve also learnt so much about myself and how to be a leader through the Women in Leadership programme and being exposed to work and situations outside of my comfort zone that challenge me to learn, grow and develop.”

In my current role, I make an impact by supporting Maori clients through negotiations with the Crown.