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.

Partners

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 35 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,  having been 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. Recently she became a Mum, and looking after her baby is now her most loved pastime.

 

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 preparation of monthly reports and annual financial statements for our larger clients.  Importantly Jenna also forms an integral part of our audit team.

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.  With over 10 years in accounting practices in the Hunter Valley, Sharon is familiar with the local business environment and its people.  Having a career of 20 years in small business and not-for-profit organisations she is well suited to looking after these clients.  With Xero Certification and extensive knowledge of Xero, Sharon provides individual training and is our "go-to" person for our clients Xero queries.

Spending time with family and friends on the farm and enjoying a good book is how she enjoys her spare time. 

 

Cameron Marshall

Cameron joined our team in August 2018 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in January 2021.  His workload includes individual and small business taxation and GST, and preparation of business financial statements.  He also forms part of the team looking after our not-for-profit clients, and rounds out his duties as part of the audit team for larger clients. Cameron also holds a current Xero Certification.

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

Vanessa Khouri

Vanessa has been a qualified CPA since 2017 and joined our DTW team in January 2020 Her workload includes individual and small business taxation and GST, and preparation of annual business financial statements.  Her experience includes both public practice accounting and management accounting for not-for-profit organisations.  With extensive knowledge of MYOB she is able to assist our clients with any MYOB queries, and along with holding a Xero Certification Vanessa rounds out our team of qualified professionals able to assist with all your business needs.

Vanessa enjoys visual arts, enjoying both painting and photography in her spare time.

 

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 friendly face of reception.  Having many years experience in reception, mainly in accounting firms, she provides a warm welcome to all our clients and is essential to our Davies, Thompson & Wright team. 

 

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