Who am I?

Owen Mitai-Wells –

Associate Director,

Tax & Private

2010 Graduated


Graduated from University of Waikato with a Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours majoring in Accounting and Strategic Management.

I didn't start my career at Deloitte

Joined Deloitte 2013 as a senior consultant.

“I always wanted to work in my home town, when Deloitte opened an office in Rotorua it allowed me to continue working for a Big 4 and also allowed me to work for Maori.”

Passionate about Maori culture

“Maori culture has always been a huge part of my life. Performing in Kapa haka whether at national competitions or at Mitai Village, the family owned business.”

2017 Became an Independent Contractor


“In 2017 Deloitte gave me the opportunity to work as an Independent Contractor. It enabled me to look outside of accounting and see how I could contribute to clients in growing their asset base from a strategic and advisory perspective.”

2018 Returned to Deloitte


“In 2018 I came back to Deloitte permanently. The Maori sector is fast growing and I want to continue to be a part of that.”

I am making an impact that matters

“My role at Deloitte allowed me the opportunity to work with Maori Trusts, Iwi and PSGE. I have the ability to really make a difference in the lives of my clients.”

Now What next?


“In a professional capacity, I want to continue to grow the Rotorua client base and continue to develop and stretch myself.”

I’m motivated by interacting with clients and being a part of the things that are important to them.