Navin Patel


Navin has been a partner with the firm since 1988 and has had 14 years experience with a big four CA firm. He is now the Chairman of the firm and a fellowship member of NZ Trustees Association.

He has extensive experience within audit, business advisory, corporate finance related services, directorship services with a focus on business operations and strategy development, business acquisitions and ownership and management succession planning in SME’s. Navin has developed enduring relationships with his clients, as a trusted advisor, becoming closely involved in their businesses both in NZ and in Fiji.

Navin  heads up our audit team and has been involved in the audit of large and medium sized companies, and New Zealand subsidiaries of multinational companies and has also had significant involvement in the audit of various companies whilst working in the United States of America.

Since commencing his accountancy career in 1973, Navin has gained experience and insight to challenges facing owners, directors and businesses.

Client Backgrounds

Navin’s broad range of clients has exposed him to a wide variety of issues and industries including:

  • Hospitality
  • Medical Practices and Pharmacies
  • High Net Worth Individuals
  • Wholesale and Retail
  • Finance
  • Successful public listing of a privately owned company
  • Commercial and residential property investments

Enjoying a busy life, Navin is married and he and his wife Veena have two adult sons. He takes time out on the golf course to relax and work on his handicap and is an avid traveller and loves learning about different cultures.

Navin has served as a foundation Trustee and founding Treasurer for Bharatiya Mandir Indian Temple Inc. in New Zealand and is a current Trustee of International Swaminarayan Satang Organisation Inc. in NZ. He (along with the firm) have provided and continue to provide pro bono advice to various other charitable organisations in New Zealand.

International Accounting Association

DFK is a Worldwide Association of Independent Accounting firms. Worldwide DFK has 220 Member Firms in 93 Countries and Gross Worldwide Income of USD 1.2 Billion. DFK Oswin Griffiths Carlton has been a member of the Association for a number of years.

Navin has served a six year term (maximum allowable) as a director for DFK International and DFK Asia Pacific Regional Vice President/Chairman. He was also a director for DFK Australia New Zealand and retired from that position in May 2017. DFK ANZ has a membership of 14 firms across Australia and New Zealand.

What our clients say

My Company has been utilising the services of DFKOGC for many years and this itself speaks volumes for the excellent professional services rendered by them. I have been interacting with the DFKOGC team for the past 2 months and I have found them to extremely responsive, very professional and always willing to go the extra mile to service us.

Mary Abraham

It’s not so big that you feel like just another number, but it’s also big enough that they can cover everything I need.  I feel comfortable with the fact that as my business grows, DFK OGC will be able to handle the demands that come with it.

Lee Chang Woo

We have been dealing with the team at DFKOGC since last 10 years and we have always found them to be very professional and supportive to all our accounting needs.They do have full range of professionals available in the team to cater for all the accounting related Services and very responsive to all the client requirements.

Munish Singla

DFK have supported us for many years and the service has been great across various partners.

MAHA Australia & New Zealand

We have found DFK OGC’s approach to everything from services provided to how they build relationships one that had worked well for them. We’ve found them to be down to earth, obviously knowledgeable about what they do and approachable as well. They always welcome the phone.

Any time I need them – any of the partners – they’re there to pick up the phone.
And they provide that service after hours as well, which is just great.

Dipak Bagia – CEO Petrochem Group

Very efficient and has a personal touch. If you have questions, they respond in a timely manner and even visits you to explain things face to face.

Marlo Camacho

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