Our team

Damien Cooper – Director
CPA, Registered Tax Agent

Damien has 18 years accounting experience in accounting, taxation and management consulting . He specialises in tax advice and planning, self-managed superannuation (SMSF’s) and management accounting. Other specialties include business taxation, Capital Gains Tax and GST, and strategic planning incorporating the minimisation of income tax.

He has lived in Port Stephens most of his life and for the last 9 years has worked in a senior capacity for Accounting firms in Newcastle and Nelson Bay.  He has also worked in Financial Control for Investment Banks in London and Sydney and will bring that valuable experience and resource to the firm.

Don Thompson – Senior Client Advisor
M.Com FPNA JP

Don holds a Master of Commerce from the University of New England. He started working at Bowling & Associates in 1999 and previously spent 21 years in banking. Don specialises in the development of family businesses, taxation and planning for growth.

Leanne Dowey – Accountant
B.Bus, CPA

Leanne studied her accounting degree at La Trobe University in Melbourne and undertook her professional training with CPA Australia. She started working at Bowling & Associates in 2005.