Our Team


Meet the team that makes YBT so special! If you need to contact any team member, you can find their email addresses below, or you can use our Contact page.


Carl Spruyt | director

Carl’s career background is of over 22 years in Commercial Banking and Finance and over 17 years in providing Business Coaching and Advisory Services.

He has extensive experience in the mentoring of Small to Medium Enterprises (SME’s) guiding them to achieving the goals they set themselves plus implementing or restructuring funding plans for new and existing businesses.

In 2011, Carl developed a range of Coaching services to provide Dunedin SME’s with the specific focus of helping his clients become even better, smarter and productive leaders within their respective businesses.

Key Skills

  • Small Business Analysis

  • Business Coaching & Consulting

  • Business Funding

  • Strategic Planning

  • Motivation

Dave mcphedran | director (b.com, ca)

A Chartered Accountant for more than 30 years, Dave has an excellent background in both business assessment and risk management, including a strong interest in Family Trusts and Shareholder Agreements.

This focus led him to establish the value add service focus that YBT delivers and ensure maximisation of business potential and ultimate sale value which YBT identifies as some of the core long term goals for any SME owner.

Key Skills

  • Business Valuations

  • Succession & Exit Plans

  • Risk Management

  • Family Trusts

  • Accounting


abby napier | Client services manager

Abby has worked for YBT since 2009 focusing on the provision of client support services in a wide range of administration roles.

In 2011 she moved into the business coaching division where she now supports clients in project / task target achievements via management reports and accountability as well as assisting the Business Coach.

Key Skills

  • Assists all Business Coaches

  • Client Support

  • Administration Services

  • Accountability

  • Accounting Software support

  • Budgets


Christine Clegg | Accountant (B.Com, CA)

Christine joined YBT in October 2013 with over 26 years of experience in Accounting and Tax Expertise.

She has a wide understanding of clients operating in the retail, service, manufacturing, farming and small business sectors and the relevant Computer Software and Bank assisted systems to aid these businesses.

She is a welcome addition to our tight and hardworking team and looks forward to working closely with all of the clients.

Key Skills

  • Accounting Compliance

  • Cashflow / Budgets

  • Business Solutions


  • Accounting Software Support


Lisa Wooltorton | Office Administration

Lisa joined YBT in July 2014 after working many years in business administration services.

She has extensive knowledge of business administration including debtors/creditors processing and payroll and focuses upon client support, administration services and payroll.

Key Skills

  • Client Relations Management

  • Payroll

  • Debtors / Creditors

  • Administration Services