Meet the team

Des is a partner of CGS Chartered Accountants

Des completed his accounting qualifications in 1974 after working for accounting firms in South Australia and Victoria.  He commenced practice in Adelaide in 1974 after being admitted as an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.  In 1978 he received an advancement to Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has been in public practice since that time.

Des is married to Susan, has three married children and seven grandchildren.  Des is trying to exercise as much as possible to keep him in good health.  He also enjoys following the Adelaide Crows and watching cricket.

Des and Susan are actively involved at Holy Trinity Church Adelaide.

Mark is a partner of CGS Chartered Accountants.

Mark has a Bachelor of Accountancy from The University of SA.  Mark has worked overseas with Price Waterhouse and has since worked for a number of local Chartered Accounting firms since joining the profession in 1985.  Mark completed the practical and academic requirements necessary to become a Chartered Accountant and was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2000.

Mark has also worked in commerce for a large group of Hotels for 4 years in the early 1990's.  Mark is an Authorised Representative of Count Financial Limited.

Mark is married to Sharon and has two children who help to keep him busy away from the office.  Mark also enjoys spending time with friends, playing tennis and basketball (average 20 points per game.. Joke!) and watching sport.

Mark is also actively involved in leadership in the Salvation Army church in the city of Adelaide.

Nigel joined CGS Financial Services in July 2002 with previously gained experience in the financial services industry.

Nigel began his financial services career working for Westpac Financial Services in Sydney gaining knowledge of insurance and financial markets.  Returning to Adelaide he moved to TOWER Trust where he spent two years looking after self-managed superannuation funds before moving into the role of a Client Service Adviser then advancing to become a Para Planner / Analyst.

Nigel has completed his Bachelor of Commerce at Flinders University and a Certificate in Superannuation Management.  Nigel is an Authorised Representative of Count Financial Limited.

Nigel enjoys watching sport, going to the movies and considers himself a bit of a fisherman!  He is a life member of the Salvation Army where he remains heavily involved.

Megan is a qualified Chartered Accountant who joined CGS Chartered Accountants in March 2001.

Megan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Adelaide, and has also completed the Graduate Diploma (ICAA), obtaining honours awards in 3 of the 5 subjects of the qualification.

Megan has been involved in various aspects of the firm, including practice management, staff training, and working with a large group of business clients in a tax and advisory role. Megan now works with Mark Gray, and is principally involved in working with the Evolution hotel group, whilst also still performing a tax and accountancy role for a small group of small/medium enterprises.

Megan is an avid basketball follower and also somewhat of a movie buff. She is an active member of the Para Hills-Modbury Catholic Parish.

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