Directors and Senior Team

CooperAitken has 6 Directors, 4 Associates. Each Director is supported by a Client Manager and PA.


Maree Munro

Maree joined CooperAitken as CEO in 2014 coming to us with a strong executive management background. Maree demonstrates excellent  leadership qualities enabling her to motivate and inspire the whole  team at CooperAitken to develop and implement their future business strategies. She is focused on ensuring CooperAitken is progressive and has a clear strategic direction while continuing to develop growth and improvement initiatives for the benefit of our clients and the team. It is important to Maree to give back to the community and is able to do this in her role as trustee for Progress to Health. Maree, a very outgoing positive person, enthusiastic and interested in helping the people around her to achieve their goals and aspirations both in their career and family life.

Mobile: 027 204 4386

Our Directors

Gavin Haddon, CA

Gavin became a Partner of Cave Bannin Sexton & Cooper in 1997 after working for the partnership for 10 years.  He has a strong interest in succession planning and restructuring of businesses to give clients maximum protection and options. Gavin's aim is to provide more information of value to our clients through the use of seminars, newsletters and the website. He is a member of the Morrinsville Lions Club. 

Mobile: 027 221 0130
Email: See how we can help with Growing your Business.

Grant Eddy, MMS CA

Grant joined Cave, Bannin, Sexton & Cooper in 1992, becoming a Partner in 1997.  Grant enjoys working with clients to develop their goals and realize opportunities.  He has specialist knowledge of Trusts.  He sits on several Boards, assisting with corporate governance.  Grant has a strong interest in IT solutions both internally and externally. He is a member of the Morrinsville Rotary Club.

Mobile: 029 276 6637
Email:  See how we can help with your new Business Start Up.

Imran Raza, CA

Imran Raza has been involved in the accountancy profession since 1985, initially with large international practices.  He became a Partner in R M Aitken & Associates in 1997.  Imran has a special interest in areas such as financial modelling, valuations and business planning. He enjoys analysing business structures to work out the most beneficial results for our clients.

Mobile: 021 243 2977
Email:  See how we can help with Future Proofing your Business. Also contact Imran if you want to sell or lease Tatua MSE's

Peter Hexter, BBS CA

Peter started working for Bannin Cooper and Partners in April 1998.  Peter became a Partner in CooperAitken in 2004. He has worked in various financial roles in the UK and NZ. Understanding his clients and helping them achieve their goals is important to Peter. Peter takes pride in making sure he is adding value to his clients.

Mobile: 0274 669 035
Email:  See the latest Dairy Statistics. Also contact Peter if you want to sell or lease Tatua MSE's

Trevor Cooper, BMS CA JP

Coming from a strong commercial background Trevor joined Cave Bannin & Sexton in 1984 and became a Partner in 1987. He has a keen interest in the Agricultural Services and ensures we continually improve our services offered to our farming clients. Becoming a Justice of the Peace in 1987 is just one of the many ways Trevor returns value to the community.  He is also a member of  Morrinsville Rotary Club.

Mobile: 027 588 8141
Email:  See how CooperAitken supports the Community

Anna Bennett, CA

Anna joined CooperAitken in 1999, becoming a Director in 2010.   Anna seeks to build long term relationships with her clients, and enjoys helping them reach their financial aspirations and future lifestyle goals. She does this by taking an active interest of her client’s situation and ensuring company structures, succession plans and tax strategies  are  correctly in place to maximise all opportunities for them.  Anna is actively involved the strategic direction of CooperAitken and is currently managing our Matamata office.

Mobile: 021 030 0508



Rodney Aitken, B.Com FCA

Rodney joined his father's Morrinsville practice in 1978 and became a Partner in 1979. In 1996 Rodney was made a Fellow of the Institute of Accountants of New Zealand for his services to the accounting profession over a 20 year period. Locally born, he has been involved in various community activities.

Mobile: 0274 889 020
Email:  Learn about CooperAitken history

Our Associates

Coral Phillips, CA

Coral joined CooperAitken in 1998, becoming an Associate in 2009. Having had a successful career in dairy farming for many years, Coral now enjoys being able to use this practical hands on experience to the benefit of her farming clients, fully appreciating their financial needs. She likes to help clients and staff alike. This includes being very involved in staff training within CooperAitken, and keeping up to date with ever changing legislation.

Mobile: 027 285 1106
Email:  See the latest legislation changes

Deborah Hollands, CA

Deborah has been working for CooperAitken since 2001, becoming an Associate in 2008. She has built up an excellent knowledge over a variety of industries. Deborah is interested in ensuring quality control is maintained for our clients.

Mobile: 027 253 9955
Email:  See the latest CooperAitken Team News

Teresa Phillips

Teresa enjoys building business relationships with our clients and understanding their requirements is important to her so she is in a position to provide the very best advice. Commencing her accounting career in 1991, and having worked alongside director Gavin Haddon, she has a full range of accounting knowledge and experience.

Mobile: 0210 225 5468

Carissa Tolley CA

Carissa’s accounting experience, and her friendly and vibrant personality, has enabled her to develop genuine, long-term business relationships with clients. She has a particular interest in helping clients with their forecasts and advising them on technical tax issues and structures. Carissa works in our Matamata office, her home town, helping to grow the business.

Mobile: 021 448 240




We also have specialised teams for BankLink, ACC, DairyBase, ACC, Tax, Review, and Payroll


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