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Francesco loves his role within the RWCA and believes his mix of youth and experience works well for both the firm and their clients. After completing a Bachelor of Commerce at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) Francesco worked for RWCA for 2 years, before he moved into the commercial sector both in Nelson and Wellington. Francesco returned to Nelson in 2004 to take up his current role at RWCA. He prides himself on his professional yet friendly manner when developing and maintaining strong business relationships with clients.
Francesco was born and bred in Nelson, but his father was born in Italy and this Italian heritage plays a huge part in their lives. A lot of Francesco’s youth was spent helping out on the family’s tomato gardens and he has self-proclaimed the title of the ‘fastest colour-blind tomato picker in the wood area’!
Francesco believes that to give good, sound, practical business advice, you need to understand the business from the grass roots. His experience gained from both commercial and public practice, combined with the importance that he places on client family and community relationships, is the key to this.
Francesco and his wife, Monique lead busy lives bringing up their four young children – Gianni, Amelie, Luciella and Ilaria. They are involved in many activities and help out with school events, sports teams and music and dance groups whenever possible. Saturdays are busy with sport and they then relish the opportunity to spend quality time together on Sundays, whether it’s a family bike ride, time at the beautiful Nelson beaches in summer or socialising with extended family and friends.
Originally from Dunedin, Trevor’s family relocated to Nelson in the early 1950’s, although Trevor considers himself a true Nelsonian. In 1987 he became a Director at RWCA and has enjoyed helping build the company into the reputable, experienced and trustworthy business advisory firm it is today. Outside of RWCA, Trevor has always been a very active contributor to the local community whether this was through supporting his four children – Luisa, James, Rosa and Antonia in their schooling and sports or through his own interests. He previously held the position of Chairman of the Nelson Building Society for 13 years (to June 2013) and currently serves on the Board of Directors.
Now his children are grown up, Trevor finds that he has more time to partake in his own sporting interests where road cycling is top of that list. It would not be unusual for Trevor to race competitively on a Saturday and then back this up with a three or four hour training ride on the Sunday. When Trevor is not in the office or on his bike, you can find him doing yoga, swimming or enjoying a weekend away caravanning with his partner Jane.
Trevor openly admits that he’s energetic, competitive, sporty and a big believer in setting goals and then working towards them – all great attributes that can help serve your professional interests in today’s tough business world!