Meet the Team

Our team is very close-knit, ensuring unified support for our clients whenever they need it.

Chris Donovan (FMAAT)

Chris has nearly forty years’ experience in the accountancy profession, qualifying as a Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians in 1983. He specialises in the more complex tax cases. 

David Atyeo (FMAAT)

David qualified as a Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians in January 1995. Like Chris, setting up Donovan Atyeo from scratch has given him a broad understanding of running a business, enabling him to relate well to the needs of their clients.

Matthew Lathey (MAAT)

Matt became a full time employee of Donovan Atyeo in July 2002, qualifying as a full Member of the AAT in 2006. He works mainly on accounts and clients’ VAT, CIS and Payroll.  He is the main point of contact for Auto Enrolment Pensions advice and support. 

Susie Vipond

Susie worked for Chris and David in 1999 when the partnership was formed, until the business became too busy and needed full time secretarial support. In 2006 she re-joined Donovan Atyeo and in 2009 became the Office Manager.

Vikki Moss

Vikki has over thirty years’ experience in accountancy, some of which she spent working alongside Chris and David prior to the start of Donovan Atyeo. When she was invited to become part of the team in 2010, it was just too good an opportunity to miss. Vikki works part time, mainly on accounts and clients’ VAT. 

Clare Sorrell

Clare has a wide base of administrative experience, previously working for Dorset County Council as a Public Relations Officer.  In November 2010 she joined Donovan Atyeo on a part time basis, sharing the administrative duties with Susie.

Nicky Bird

Nicky is our most recent addition, beginning her employment in November 2015. She works part time and her bookkeeping background has helped to establish her as a valued member of the team, progressing her experience to include accounts, VAT and Payroll.

Mia (Office Dog)

Mia is in the office most days and enjoys taking David out for walkies, which helps keep him fit and sane!