Martyn Fisher BSc (Hons) Business Studies (1976) Martyn Fisher BSc (Hons) Business Studies (1976)

Martyn Fisher BSc (Hons) Business Studies (1976)

How has your career developed since leaving the University of Bradford?

I graduated from Bradford in 1976 with a BSc Business Studies (1st Class) and then joined Touche Ross in Bristol as an auditor.  I then transferred to Auckland, New Zealand office in 1980 initially in Audit, and subsequently in Accounting & Advisory. I became a partner in 1984 and took responsibility for Auckland Human Resources and National Training functions

After a merger between Deloitte & Touche, I moved to the Deloitte Asia Pacific office in Hong Kong in 1991 as Regional HR & Operations Director reporting to the Regional Partner. In 1996 I transferred to the Deloitte Global Office in New York as Director of Global Human Resources (96-2000) and then as Director of Global Strategic Client Programmes (2001-2003).

After a number of health issues, I decided to make an early retirement decision in favour of a more active and healthy lifestyle, and returned to NZ in 2004.

What are you doing now?

I am now living on a 50 acre lifestyle block near Nelson with my wife Su and enjoying working on a native restoration project in our QE2 convenanted bush area. In making this lifestyle change I have "traded" my frequent flyer cards for a ride-on mower, my laptop for a chainsaw, a global team for 2 dogs, and have reduced my golf handicap by 7 shots to a more respectable level!

What were your career highlights?

The highlights of my career with Deloitte & Touche were;

- my "people" roles in New Zealand

- the opportunity to help develop and grow the emerging market practices in Asia Pacific

- being part of the firms' globalisation drive.

What do you remember about your time at the University?

I have fond memories of my time at Bradford and would love to hear from any other alums that remember me.