Meet the team


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Mathew Gillies LLB ACPA

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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Charlotte Skilling Accounts Assistant

Charlotte joined Cowan and Partners in 2017 and is currently studying towards her CA qualification.

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Jamie Laidlaw Accounts Assistant

Jamie joined Cowan and Partners in 2021, after having worked in accountancy firms preparing accounts and tax for a variety of Limited companies.

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David Rutherford CA Consultant

David is a qualified CA who has helped clients on almost every aspect of accounting and taxation over a career spanning over 40 years.

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John Kennedy CA Consultant

John has been with Cowan and Partners since 1990, and has over 35 years of experience in the accounting profession.

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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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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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Magda Kosciolek ATT CTA Client Manager

Magda is a Chartered Tax Adviser who has been with Cowan and Partners since 2011.

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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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