About Us

Our Story

Founded in New Zealand, Hnry is a pay-as-you-earn service for contractors, freelancers and self-employed people. We take care of all tax calculations, payments and filings for individuals every time they get paid. We also provide invoicing and expense management tools to help people keep on top of things, so that they can focus on doing their job.

The idea for Hnry started with a couple of contractors from Wellington who realised that the traditional model of self-employment was broken, and hadn’t changed to adapt to modern working styles. Self-employed people are burdened with complex tax systems and responsibilities, effectively punishing them just for being self-employed. Existing solutions like accountants and accounting software only do a small part of the job – the individual still has to take on a lot of the work themselves. There had to be a better way. Surely we could make a service to help people pay tax as soon as they earn; a service that makes sure everyone pays exactly the right amount of tax automatically; and a service that allowed people to never have to worry about receiving hefty fines or penalties?

At Hnry, we want self-employment to be an easy option. Everyone should be able to take advantage of flexible working without having to fear a tax and compliance nightmare.

In designing the service model for Hnry, we’ve worked with tax experts from Big 4 accountancy firms (nice suits), legal experts from the top law firms (even nicer suits), and technology experts from some of New Zealand’s funkiest startups (nice beards/Star Wars t-shirts). We’ve brought together the expertise from all of these areas to create Hnry – New Zealand’s best service for the self-employed. Think of Hnry like a concierge – if you want it all done for you, Hnry will do it with pleasure and a smile.

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Our Team

Hnry are registered Tax Agents for both ACC and IRD – which means our team represents you to those agencies. You’ll don’t have to wait in a phone queue with them any more!

We don’t use jargon, or try and confuse you with tax law. We’re all about making sure you get the support you need, so you never have to worry.

James Fuller
James Fuller

CEO

With many years’ experience in technology consulting and mentoring emerging businesses, James leads the strategy and technology side of the business – part geek, part visionary...

Claire Fuller
Claire Fuller

COO

With a background in compliance and company operations, Claire brings a keen eye for detail and a drive for efficiency – she’s all about cutting out red tape and making things easier...

Richard Freestone
Richard Freestone

CFO

Having worked across the U.K. and NZ, Richard brings deep experience in accounting, taxation and helping clients with financial affairs – he’s got all the numbers covered...

Michael Dowse
Michael Dowse

Technical Lead

As an experienced developer, technical lead and entrepreneur, Michael brings the experience and capability to keep Hnry scaling rapidly

Sébastien Dossot
Sébastien Dossot

Front End Developer

Front end web developer with a broad range of skills - from app development through to photography!

Ben Jardine
Ben Jardine

Marketing Coordinator

As a writer, editor and marketer, Ben brings a passion for quality content, ensuring the Hnry brand is well-represented