Adrian Dowie has been working in the industry for the past 21 years. He completed 5 years of articles in 2000 at Orkin Brown and Associates. He then became a manager there for five years. Adrian qualified in 2005 and decided to go into private practice starting his own firm. He is currently registered with SAICA (South Afican Institute of Chartered Accountants), SAIPA (South African Institute of Professional Accountants) and SAIT (South African Institute of Tax). He is the senior partner of the firm DOW Accountants, and has clients in just about every industry. Dow Accountants specialise in Accounting, Auditing, Independent Reviews, Taxation, Secretarial and Consulting.

Adrian has been working with Gender Links for the past 8 years, assisting with payroll, accounting, the annual audit and various other consulting matters. He was appointed as the audit chairman two years ago and continues to hold the chair.