meet the team



Geoff Cowan

GEOFF COWAN | partner

Geoff Cowan is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Deakin University. He was one of the founding Partners of the firm in 1986, having previously been a manager with Coopers & Lybrand. Geoff now has over 30 years' experience in accounting, taxation, business advice, structuring, superannuation and estate planning. He is married to Janet and has three daughters and two grandsons. Following a long time involvement in tennis, Geoff is now a golfer. He has also served on the Committee of many non-profit organisations and is currently on the board of 13th Beach Golf Links .
Email: geoffc@maccow.com.au

Paul Bongiorno

PAUL BONGIORNO | partner

Paul Bongiorno is a Chartered Accountant, having obtained a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Deakin University. He joined the firm as a manager in 1988 after four years' in the Business Services Division of Price Waterhouse. Paul specialises in business advising and structuring, and superannuation and taxation planning strategies. He is married to Carmel and has a daughter Maxi and son Oscar. Paul�s passions outside of family are horse racing and breeding, and golf. Paul is currently President of the Geelong Racing Club.
Email: paulb@maccow.com.au


Peter Macmillan

PETER MACMILLAN

consultant

Peter MacMillan is now a consultant to the firm that he co-founded with Geoff Cowan in 1986. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute has also designated him as a Specialist Financial Planner. Peter now has a financial planning business named Bayview Financial Planning Pty Ltd and his long experience as a Chartered Accountant together with on going further supplementary studies all make him an ideal person to help clients with all their planning issues.
Email: peterm@maccow.com.au

Peter Chappel

PETER CHAPPELL

senior accountant

Pete joined MacMillan Cowan in 2001. He has completed a Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University and is CPA qualified. Pete is a keen surfer & golfer and enjoys spending time with his young family.
Email: peterc@maccow.com.au

Steven Mcgann

STEVEN MCGANN

senior accountant

Steve commenced with MacMillan Cowan & Co in 2003 after completing a Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University. He recently completed his CPA exams. Steve spends his spare time playing tennis and keeping fit.
Email: stevenm@maccow.com.au


Helen Henderson

HELEN HENDERSON

senior accountant

Helen joined our firm in 2004. She obtained a Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University and is a CPA. Helen has 20 years' experience in accounting and taxation services for a diverse range of small-medium clients across a wide range of industries.� She keeps fit by going to the gym and walking 2 dogs, and has 2 teenage children.
Email: helenh@maccow.com.au

Allisa Bollom

ALLISA BOLLOM

accountant

Allisa joined our firm in November 2007 and completed a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University. She completed her CPA in 2013. Allisa enjoys playing netball and going to the gym.
Email: allisab@maccow.com.au

Dushanthi Herath

DUSHANTHI HERATH

accountant

Dushanthi joined MacMillan Cowan & Co in February 2008 having completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Deakin University with majors in Accounting & Finance. She completed her CPA in 2011. While at university, Dushanthi completed an internship with Coles Group Limited in the IT finance department. Outside work, she loves taking photographs, travelling and playing her violin & guitar.
Email: dushanthi@maccow.com.au


Diane Ashworth

DIANE ASHWORTH

receptionist & administration assistant

Diane commenced with our firm in May 2012. She has been working in Administration & the Employment Services Industry over the past 20 years. She has completed Certificate IV in Business Administration. Outside work Diane enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenage children and playing squash.
Email: dianea@maccow.com.au

Liz Kiss

LIZ KISS

receptionist

Liz commenced with our firm in July 2011. She has worked in Administration for various companies. Outside of work Liz loves reading and walking her dog.
Email: lizk@maccow.com.au


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