About Us

We are “CooperAitken”

Over 100 years and stronger than ever! CooperAitken serves rural communities across the Coromandel Peninsula and Waikato regions of New Zealand, from Morrinsville to Matamata to Thames to Hamilton.

who we are

Company Profile


CooperAitken are Chartered Accountants and ‘Business Advisors for Life’ with a team of 103. Our roots go as far back as 1914 when TJ Ryan set up an office in Morrinsville. Read more here about our history. The team you see today is the result of many mergers of accounting businesses over the years including the Cooper and Aitken merger. 

Our client base has grown substantially over recent years, and we are very proud of that.  In some instances we are working with third generation clients, and that’s a reflection of our core values and our ‘Clients for Life’ ethos.

who we are

About Our Organisation

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Board of Directors

Grant Eddy

Director, CA, MMS

In 2017 Grant celebrated his 25th year with us including 20 years as a Director, and over 10 years managing the firm as CEO. Grant is based in our Morrinsville office.

Peter Hexter

Director, CA, BBS

Peter joined CooperAitken in 1998 and became a Director in 2004. Peter is also the Chairman of the Board. Peter is based in our Morrinsville office.

Gavin Haddon

Director, CA

Gavin originally became a Partner at Cave Bannin Sexton Cooper back in 1997 after working for the partnership for 10 years. Gavin is based in our Thames office.

Amy Coombes

Director, CA, BBus

In 2015 Amy re-joined the team as a Client Manager and went on to become a Director in 2018. Amy is based in our Morrinsville office.

Rory Noorland

Director, CA, LLB, BMS

Rory joined us in 2016 and became a Director in 2018 having previously spent 10 years with a Big Four accounting firm. Rory is based in our Morrinsville office.

Coral Phillips

Director, CA

Coral became an Associate at CooperAitken in 2009, and went on to become a Director in 2018. Coral is based in our Morrinsville office.

Anna Bennett

Director, CA

Anna joined CooperAitken in 1999, becoming a Director in 2010 and is based in our Matamata office.

Carissa Cressy

Director, CA, BMS

Carissa started her career with us in 2008, became an Associate in 2014 and stepped into her role as Director in 2018. Carissa is based in our Matamata office.

Deborah Hollands

general manager, CA, BCom

Deborah has been with us since 2001, becoming an Associate in 2008, and became our General Manager in 2018. Deborah is based in our Morrinsville office.

office manager

Maree Sattler

Maree manages our Office Administration & Recruitment, Facilities, IT and Accounts Payables.


Grant Eddy

Grant is Director and CEO of CooperAitken.

General manager

Deborah Hollands

Deborah is an Associate and our General Manager.

Exciting news!! We have a brand new Agri-Compliance service. Checkbox helps alleviate the burden of on-farm compliance for Dairy Farmers.

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