Our Team

United in purpose, passion and vision.

PARTNER

Rachel Robb

Chartered Accountant, BCom majoring in Accounting

Introducing our newest Partner, Rachel Robb, who is predominately based in our Thames office.

Rachel holds a BCom degree with a major in Accounting from Otago University, graduating in 2004. Relocating to Waikato in 2005 from North Otago, she has been an integral part of the CooperAitken family ever since, earning her Chartered designation in 2008.

Her journey at CooperAitken has been marked by diverse roles, starting as a Client Manager for Grant until 2010, when she took a brief career break to focus on raising her young children. Upon her return, Rachel transitioned into roles such as Review Team Lead and Client Manager for Rory. Alongside her role as Partner, she continues to wear the reviewer hat and plays a pivotal role in the annual Waikato Dairy Farming Benchmarking project.

For Rachel, the allure of accounting lies in her innate understanding of numbers, their mechanics, and their application in real-world problem-solving. It serves as the vehicle that allows her to indulge in her passion on a daily basis.

What sets Rachel apart is her genuine affinity for people. Her favourite aspect of the job is the opportunity to partner with individuals through the highs and lows of business, assisting clients in comprehending how they can leverage their numbers for optimal outcomes. Rachel takes pride in mapping solutions tailored to each client’s desired goals.

Acknowledging the uniqueness of each client’s needs, Rachel emphasizes the importance of time and trust that clients place in her to identify avenues to
value-add, irrespective of their nature.

Outside of the professional realm, Rachel enjoys photography, boating, camping, and exploring the world through travel. Described in three words as curious, empathetic, and approachable, Rachel embodies qualities that contribute not only to her professional success but also to the positive and collaborative atmosphere within the CooperAitken team.

Amy Coombes, BBus, CA

Amy lives and breathes farming at home and at work she has a heart for helping small business to achieve big goals.

Meet amy

Amy is based in our Head Office in Morrinsville. She is a Chartered Accountant with over 10 years accountancy experience in a variety of roles. Amy first joined us back in 2007 as a Senior Accountant. In 2015, after some time away, Amy rejoined the CooperAitken team as a Client Manager and went on to become a Director in 2018.

Watch Amy’s video to find out more about her passion for farming, numbers and her commitment to the community through her charity work as a member of the NZ Institute of Directors.

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About amy

As a dairy farm owner, Amy has an interest in the Agri-business sector and appreciates the challenges and complexity of running a dairy farming operation which allows Amy to relate to her clients and build lasting relationships.

As a member of the Institute of Directors, Amy has a keen interest in governance and has recently been selected to participate in the Fonterra Governance Development programme. Amy sees this as a great fit for adding value for her clients where more emphasis is being placed on how businesses are governed.

Contact Amy by calling our office or by email:

E: amyc@cooperaitken.co.nz
T: 07 889 7153
M: 027 715 2728

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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