Douglas Harvie

Present Position

Managing Partner Harvie Green Wyatt

Professional Experience

Chartered accountant for 30+ years. Over that time I have been partner in charge of Business services and a tax/bs partner in one of NZ's big 4 firms. Since 1995 I have been managing partner of 5 partner boutique accounting practice in Dunedin

I am involved regularly with rural and commercial disputes, including acting as an expert witness, mediator, conciliator or arbitrator. I also spend a lot of time on share or business valuations of closely held entities.

My dispute resolution formal training was through the Massey University program, completing that in January 2003. This added significantly to my practical experiences. In 2001 I completed the LEADR mediation program and achieved accreditation as a mediator with LEADR the same year (LEADR is now Resolution Institute).


Rural Disputes

Rural List Conciliators List

LEADR - accredited

Speciality Areas

Farm Debt Mediation

Chartered Accountant and mediator. Managing partner of the accounting firm Harvie Green Wyatt, one of the largest rural practices in the Otago Southland region.

As a Chartered Accountant I was part of the team educating the profession on the major changes to the primary sector in the 80’s, and was also heavily involved in the rural debt restructuring processes at the same time.

I continue to act as an Agri Partner with the firm. I trained as an arbitrator /mediator through Massey University 2000 - 2003, and qualified as such in June 2003. I furthered my mediation training with LEADR after that and became accredited with that organization as well [now Resolution Institute]. I have been involved in rural and commercial disputes since that time.

Doug holds qualifications in the below primary sector economics and financial areas:

  • Role of primary and secondary creditors in farm operations
  • Land holding and business arrangements, eg family trust, corporate farmers, Maori land, lairage, sharemilking and cross loans
  • Farm financial and business planning tools
  • Role of cooperative structures and arrangements
  • Tax arrangements and obligations
  • Knowledge of insolvency processes including receiverships, and succession planning
Other Speciality Areas

Rural, Commercial, Tax and Accounting.

Commercial disputes

Share Valuations and business appraisals



B Com (Otago)

GradDip Dispute Resolution (Massey)