I joined Sanlam in 2017 after a successful career as a professional footballer. This is where I saw first-hand the importance of having a tailored financial plan.
I’ve always enjoyed helping people with their finances, so took a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Finance from City, University of London. This provided me with a solid technical foundation before graduating from the Sanlam adviser programme to become part of Aretian Wealth Management, where I now advise a diverse range of clients.
I pride myself on my ability to give clear and concise advice on complex financial circumstances. I place great emphasis on building successful, long-term relationships, and have a genuine desire to help people achieve their life goals.
The part of my job I enjoy the most...
Gaining a deep understanding of my clients’ current and future goals and aspirations. In doing that, I get to really appreciate what is most important to them.
I can then use the latest market technology to build and review tailored financial plans for my clients, ensuring they remain on track to achieve their lifestyle goals, as their needs evolve over time.
Nice to meet you
Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?
A good cup of tea.
What makes you laugh?
I enjoy going to stand-up comedy shows, both mainstream and improv. Two of my favourite comedians are Jimmy Carr and Kevin Hart.
If you had to take part in Karaoke, what would be your song of choice?
Michael Jackson – Man in the Mirror
Which celebrity would you most like to meet up for a coffee / glass of wine and why?
He is sadly no longer alive but I would have loved to talk to Nelson Mandela and listen to how he remained positive throughout his struggle.
What’s on your bucket list?
I’d love to go on a safari.
What three items would you take with you to a desert island?
A book, Swiss army knife and a pillow.
What’s your proudest accomplishment?
Playing International football for Republic of Ireland U21s.