Roger Hatrick-Smith

CFO

roger.hatrick-smith@francishealth.co.nz

Roger is a Chartered Accountant although for most of his career he has been mentoring and advising businesses and owners on how to be innovative, solve problems and provide value or their clients. Prior to founding VCFO Group Roger was a partner in Ernst & Young in charge of the Entrepreneurial Services and Transaction Advisory service lines.
 

How would you describe your area of expertise?

I make complex things simple which gives people confidence to make good decisions. Helping people understand their options and anticipate the results removes some of the anxieties which hold people back from making brave business decisions. It’s important that people feel that they are doing the right thing.
 

How would you describe working with Francis Health?

It’s certainly been a rewarding journey. I get a real kick out of watching the team when they are together for their in-house training days. They are extremely supportive of each other which is very powerful. I also find the team extraordinarily client empathetic – they don’t let go till they’ve done absolutely everything in their power to get the best possible result on their projects.
 

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

I love what I do. I love coming to work.  It feels great to give clients confidence to be adventurous and try new ways of working.