Meet the team


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Mathew Gillies LLB ACPA FCIE

Mathew is the Director and Owner of Cowan and Partners.

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Craig Paterson CA CTA Head of Accounts

Craig is Head of Accounts within the firm, and is responsible for ensuring our clients receive the highest level of service.

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Nicola Smith CA Accounts Department Assistant Manager

Nicola has been with Cowan and Partners since 2013, initially as a CA trainee, trainee, and now performs the role of Assistant Manager within the Accounts Department.

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Morag MacDonald CA Client Manager

Morag Macdonald joined Cowan and Partners in 2014 after graduating from Edinburgh Napier University with a First Class Honours degree in Accounting.

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Joan MacKenzie Client Manager

Joan MacKenzie from Edinburgh is a Client Manager within the Accounts Department, with over 50 years experience.

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Kirsty Gillespie CA Client Manager

Kirsty Gillespie is one of our Client Mangers and has been with Cowan and Partners since 2015.

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Irina Abrosimova ACCAClient Manager

Irina is a qualified chartered certified accountant (ACCA) and works as a Client Manager within the Accounts department.

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Katrina Mailer CAClient Manager

Katrina is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is one of our Client Managers within the Accounts Department.

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James Marchant WinkAccounts Assistant

James is currently undertaking his studies to become a Chartered accountant.

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Client Support Services

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Zoe Hume Client Support Co-Ordinator

Zoe joined Cowan and Partners in 2021, and brings with her a wide range of experience in bookkeeping and client support.

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Simona MartelliClient Support Assistant

Simona joined Cowan and Partners in 2022, in her role as a Client Support Assistant.

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Nigel Wigglesworth BA LLB Dip.LP ATT CTA Head of Tax

Nigel Wigglesworth is Head of Tax who joined Cowan and Partners in 2000.

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Ann Whyte Client Manager

Ann has been a Supervisor within the Tax Department since she joined the firm in 2007.

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Natalie Osadnik ATT CTA TEP Tax Assistant Manager

Natalie is a Chartered Tax Adviser and Assistant Manager within the Tax Department.

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Naomh O’Brien ATTTax Senior


Naomh is a Tax Senior within the Tax Department.

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Laura McConnachieTax Assistant

Laura joined Cowan and Partners in 2022 as a Tax Assistant - and is currently undertaking her ATT professional studies.

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Admin & Payroll

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Audrey Sutherland Receptionist & Administrator

Audrey has been welcoming clients to Cowan and Partners since 1998 in her role as receptionist and administrator.

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Claire Fernie Senior Payroll Administrator

Claire is the senior payroll administrator within Cowan and Partners, responsible for the process and management of over 200 payrolls.

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Kerry-Rose Doherty Payroll Administrator

Kerry-Rose joined the firm back in 2019, eager to take on the challenge of running payroll!

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Linda CheapeReceptionist & Administrator

Linda assists Audrey with the Administration side of things, providing holiday cover and assisting the Director with audio-typing.

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