Meet Our Team

Meet our small team of bookkeepers, payroll specialists and Xero experts!

Lynley Pryde

P: 021 333 942 | E:

Lynley has over 15 years of Bookkeeping experience and working in accountancy practices.  She is the director at Launch Bookkeeping and has been with Launch since the initial “Launch” in 2015.

Lynley is based in Omarama which is handy for her clients based in Central Otago through to the MacKenzie, Timaru and Christchurch.

Lynley specialises in Xero and Payroll and uses smart processes and online tools to save you time and money.  She especially loves to help newbies to business get set up with great software and systems.

Outside of work, Lynley is practicing her golf and is a fire brigade volunteer.

Lea Gibson

P: 03 222 6066 | E:

Lea came on board with Launch in 2022 and works from the Timaru office.  She has an abundance of experience working in accounts based roles in both New Zealand and London, as well as in accountancy practices. Lea works mostly with our Timaru and Mackenzie clients and is super efficient.  She has the answer to all your Xero, bookkeeping and payroll queries.

A local from a family farm south of Timaru, Lea enjoys spending her spare time gardening, walking her dog and spending time with her family.

Melissa Williams

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Mel came on board with Launch in 2023 and works from the Timaru Office. Mel brings 5 years experience working as an Administrator in an accounting firm seeing to a variety of work. She is here to assist you with all your Payroll and Bookkeeping needs. With a background of working in the customer service industry, her top priority is maintaining great client and workplace relationships.

Outside of work, she is chasing two beautiful busy little girls and spending time with her family on the farm.