Meet Our Team

We have an amazing team and culture at R&C. We like being offbeat and out of the ordinary. We have developed team members who are dedicated to forging the strongest relationships to build amazing businesses.

Ben Roberts
Ben is a Chartered Accountant and is one of the founding partners of Roberts & Cowling. Ben also holds a bachelor of business majoring in International Business and Management and a Masters of Professional Accounting. Ben personal purpose to help clients have the courage to make the momentous changes required to client’s businesses to radically improve their lives.   Ben believes that an accounting relationship should be one that a client values and views as integral to their business. As such, Ben believes that accountants should understand their clients and in particular their goals so that plans can be developed to achieve them. The Roberts & Cowling by-line of “easier business for life” sums Ben’s beliefs in that a business should assist owners to achieve their personal goals and they should not be a slave to their business. Outside of Roberts & Cowling, Ben is a lecturer in the accounting school at ACU and enjoys assisting students through their accounting studies. On weekends Ben is an avid sports fan. There aren’t many sports that Ben doesn’t follow in some degree but his favourites are Rugby Union, Basketball and Rugby League.
David Cowling
David’s vision is that his clients are free from the burdens of enterprise so that they can live with wealth, prosperity and perpetuate that into their tribes. David has built deep experience in the property industry including development, real estate agents and architecture. He has worked on extremely complex property taxation matters and achieved fantastic outcomes for his clients over the years. David is a founding director of the Australian Skateboarding Federation Ltd which is the national body recognised by the Australian Olympic Committee for skateboarding. While not a skateboarder himself, his passion for leadership and sport in general provides this body with valuable service. On a personal level, David enjoys triathlon, scuba diving and playing touch football. He lives on the Gold Coast with his wife and two daughters.
Sophie Keeling
Outside of the office, Sophie loves nothing more than getting out to explore new places on her weekends. She makes sure to travel somewhere new each year and has many adventures planned. Sophie, originally from England, has now made Brisbane her home and is currently in the Administration role. She is studying her diploma/bachelor of Accounting and is hoping to move up into a junior accountant role as we grow. Sophie is the first port of call for our clients and is always warm, bubbly and happy the assist where she can. 
Nicole McMillan
Nicole has had a relationship with the Roberts & Cowling team for the past 10 years, commencing employment with us in May of 2014. Nicole splits her time within the business working closely with our clients and recently stepping into the office and client management roll. Nicole will be there to help you with any queries you may have in your bookkeeping and compliance needs. When not at work, Nicole is raising her young family, taking them on a new adventure each day.
Laura Chaddock
Laura is employed as a Junior Accountant here at Roberts & Cowling, working closely with the Senior Accounting & Bookkeeping teams. Her duties include preparation of tax returns, data entry, reconciliations, administration duties and completing other accounting tasks. Laura is also currently completing her degree in Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting). Outside of work, Laura enjoys going to the gym, the beach and spending time with family and friends.
Diane Avery
Diane is an accountant for Roberts and Cowling. Diane has many years of experience in the accounting industry specialising in Mining, Medical, Agricultural/Rural and Civil Construction. Diane also ran her own business, which she believes has given her a crucial insight into the struggles, stressors and frustrations involved in running your own business and gets incredible satisfaction from assisting clients to circumnavigate many of these issues. Diane values the client relationships that she has established over the years and enjoys getting to know her clients not just professionally, but personally; celebrating family milestones and achieving both personal and professional goals. In Diane’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, entertaining, long drives, bush walking and personal development.
Travers Bowles
Travers started in a private company to help further his understanding of the daily operations and struggles that businesses often go through before he transitioning to Roberts & Cowling. His goal is to help business owners spend less time on the back end of their business so that they are able to focus on growth and development. Building lasting relationships and being a part of client’s long term success is his passion. He is always up for a chat on the NFL, NBA, MLB or Formula 1 as outside of Roberts & Cowling he is a keen sports fan.
Cameron MacDonald
Cameron is a Certified Practicing Accountant who commenced employment at Roberts & Cowling in June 2016. With more than five years experience in the industry, Cameron brings his passion of Small to Medium Entities to the team. Being the go-to guy for his clients, Cameron is involved with all facets of accounting, from day-to-day bookkeeping, to year-end compliance and everything in-between. Outside of the office, Cameron enjoys live music, weightlifting, frequenting Brisbane’s finest burger joints and has a love for great coffee.
Michelle Marshall
Michelle joined the team in January 2010. She works closely with our bookkeeping clients on a daily basis. Michelle’s duties include data entry, reconciliations, payroll, superannuation administration and debt collection for clients. Michelle enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, camping and scuba diving in her spare time.