Meet Our Team

We pride ourselves on the varied strengths and interests of our team, allowing us to relate to people from all walks of life.


Gerard Looby

Home was originally Gunnedah and after graduating from the University of New England in 1978 Gerard joined what was then Coopers & Lybrand in the Business Services Division at the Albury Office, followed by stints in Vanuatu, Wollongong and Scone. With a desire to live and work in regional Australia Gerard joined Davies, Thompson & Wright in 1990, becoming a partner in 1993.

Gerard is a Chartered Accountant with 35 years experience in business services for a range of small business industries. He is primarily involved with small business clients with their tax compliance and business management services.

Gerard takes an active interest in community based functions and has served on a number of committees.  Meditation takes the form of saddling up and taking a long quiet ride with dogs in tow.

Tracey Lawler

Tracey became a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in 1991.  With 32 years in accounting, Tracey's experience has ranged from tax and business services to auditing, from primary production to manufacturing and retail industries.  Eight years with Ernst & Young Newcastle was followed by four years with BHP, with two years in the Melbourne Head Office.  A much awaited return to the country in 1999 saw Tracey join the Muswellbrook firm just as GST came in.  She became a partner in 2005 and a registered company auditor in 2006.

Her client base now includes individuals, contractors, professionals, healthcare, clubs, farmers and retirees.

In her spare time a small acreage, cattle, haymaking and fencing provide distraction.

Scott Collins

Scott joined Davies, Thompson & Wright in 2003 and became a partner in 2010. 

He is a Chartered Accountant who has a broad level of knowledge and experience in accounting for clients ranging from the retail and service sectors to primary producers, as well as the expanding self-managed superannuation fund sector.  Scott enjoys the challenges that come with providing clients a service that is of the highest standard.  He values providing clients with accurate and timely information for their decision-making purposes and ensuring they are satisfied with their tax outcome.

Scott enjoys playing golf, tennis and touch football when time permits.

Professional Staff

Lisa Bourke

Lisa is a Chartered Accountant and has been with the firm since January 2000.  Alongside her taxation and business knowledge, Lisa is our "go to" person for all questions about MYOB, being a certified MYOB consultant for many years.  Lisa is a people person and is focused on ensuring her clients understand the taxation and business issues that effect them.

Lisa is involved with many communities based organisations and enjoys quilting in her spare time.


Jenna Forbes

Jenna joined the Davies, Thompson & Wright team in May 2013 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in May 2018.  Her workload includes small business GST and BAS preparation, taxation and auditing work for our larger clients.

In her spare time Jenna enjoys spending time with her family.


Sharon Lawrence

Joining the team in June 2016, Sharon is a qualified CPA, and holds a joint degree in accounting and legal studies.  Having spent the previous five years in an accounting practice in Singleton, Sharon is familiar with the business environment and people in the Hunter Valley.  Having come from a career of 20 years in small business and not-for-profit organisations she is understanding of the challenges faced by small business owners, and is suited to looking after these clients.  With extensive knowledge of Xero, Sharon rounds out our team of qualified professionals able to assist with all your business needs.

Spending time with family and friends, travelling and enjoying a good book is how she spends her spare time. 


Cameron Marshall

Cameron joined our team in August 2018 and is currently partway through completing the Chartered Accountants Program. His workload includes individual and small business taxation and GST, and preparation of small business financial statements.

Cameron is involved in Singleton community based organisations and enjoys tennis and playing music.

Accounting Assistant

Eve Marks joined our firm in 2008 with a background in the banking industry. Her work includes providing regular bookkeeping and GST services as well as attending to our internal records.

Computer Support & Reception

Louise Apps commenced with the firm in 2012.  Her role includes looking after the production of the final reports and other documents that are our outputs. Louise also maintains our servers, computer network and keeps our system updated for new changes with her background in IT.

Deirdre Page is our newest friendly face of reception.  Having many years experience in reception, mainly in accounting firms, she is a welcome addition to our Davies, Thompson & Wright team. 


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