The Team

Roger CookEducated at Culford School, Roger Cook, our senior partner, qualified as a Chartered Accountant before working for some years as a chief accountant in industry. Roger became a partner in David Roberton & Co in 1980 and has a lifetime’s experience of business and farming accounts, audit and tax work. Outside the office, Roger’s interests are in sport, music and getting the lines in the lawn just right!
Stephen CookStephen Cook qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986 after having read History at Cambridge University. Stephen deals with all aspects of accounts, audit and taxation including charities. In his spare time, Stephen is an Ipswich Town Season Ticket holder and a keen ‘parkrunner’.
Nigel ClarkNigel Clark has a degree in Mathematical Statistics and Operational Research. Following graduation, Nigel joined a ‘big four’ firm of accountants before moving to regional practice. Nigel qualified as a Certified Accountant in 2016 and specialises in accounts and audit work. He enjoys T’ai Chi and is a keen Ipswich Town supporter.
Claire ReadOur newest member of staff, Claire Read, qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1993. Claire spent 30 years in regional practice giving her a broad-based experience of accounts and tax work. She then spent 4 years in industry before returning to practice when she joined us in September 2018. Outside of work Claire is a keen Charlton Athletic supporter and enjoys music, travelling and days out.
Liz NaletAfter graduating from Aston University with a degree in French and Business Administration, Liz Nalet worked for ten years in a multinational pharmaceutical company as a buyer. Liz joined us in 2008 on a part time basis whilst her children were young. Liz specialises in payroll, VAT and all aspects of using cloud based accounting. As well as enjoying travelling and gardening, Liz is also a keen ‘parkrunner’ although can’t keep up with Stephen!
Denise PeckDenise Peck will be the first friendly face you see when you visit our office. Since 2012 Denise has been providing first class support for the two partners and the rest of the office. Denise loves spending time with her grandchildren, enjoys gardening and keeping fit, and is an adventurous cook.
Polly CookAnother of our new recruits, Polly Cook, spent a decade working in IT following graduation (in Ancient History & Archaeology) before moving to the charity sector. Polly assists the partners with accounts, audit and tax work. A naughty puppy named Leonard keeps Polly on her toes outside work.
Jennie PerrinJennie Perrin has spent her whole career with David Roberton & Co, witnessing the transition from handwritten ledgers to cloud based accounting. Bookkeeping and accounts are Jennie’s speciality inside work, whilst at home she is a master baker – when we’re lucky worlds collide and Jennie’s delicious cakes are appreciated by us all. Jennie also enjoys music and walking her dog.