Antony Rookes, FCCA
Antony (Tony) has been part of Southgates for 30 years. Having joined the firm aged 20 back in 1987, Tony trained under Stephen Southgate and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1993. Stephen supported him through his training and post qualification period resulting in Tony obtaining his Auditing and Practising Certificate. He became a partner in 1999 before taking over the whole of the practice when Stephen ‘retired’ to New Orleans, USA. He has overseen the growth of the firm since then and is especially proud of the training he has provided to employees who he has seen qualify during this time. As well as general practice Tony also specialises in Schools Finance, leading the support of a number of schools and Academies in the area.
Tony is married to Maria (she deserves a medal) and lives in Elstronwick with his two sons. Tony is a strong believer in community and is a former Governor of Burton Pidsea Primary School and St Mary’s College, Hull. With both his sons recently “retiring” from playing both Rugby codes he is enjoying a little bit of time to take up new pursuits. Dad’s taxi still seems to be needed though.