Cilla Hegarty

Cilla Hegarty founded NZ Tax Refunds, the market leader in online tax refunds in New Zealand, in 2008. A pioneer in the industry Cilla established the company out of a desire to assist everyday New Zealanders to get what they were owed in unpaid tax held by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD).

Cilla was the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year service category winner for 2012 and Bloom Her Business Woman of the Year in 2011. NZ Tax Refunds was ranked 30th in the Deloitte Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500 in 2011 with 1401% growth.

Over the past 25 years Cilla has founded a number of successful ventures including NZaccountant.co.nz. Cilla’s goal is to not only create profit, but to build a long-term, sustainable, socially responsible company, which continues to grow and deliver revolutionary services and products across the globe. Cilla actively supports a range of community organisations.