“As a chartered accountant, I did my articles with BDO, so our relationship runs deep. I grew up in Durban, and then later moved to Johannesburg. I recently decided to move back to Durban, for the lifestyle, and for the open, friendly culture. For me, it was a change from a commercial focus to a people focus, where I could connect more with my family and get my priorities right. As it turns out, many people in Durban have a similar approach to life. The main thing for me is connecting with people. This is the foundation of financial planning, which is after all a service in the best interests of our clients. The key part of my job is to connect on a human level, while my CA background allows me to provide relevant financial advice at all times.”
Hedley has been able to develop a unique blend of skills that combines his vast commercial experience as a director on a number of Vodacom (Pty) Ltd boards, as well as his experience in the banking sector and as a financial planner, together with strong managerial and interpersonal skills. His core skills are:
- Financial and scenario planning
- Business management
- Business strategy
- Corporate governance
Hedley has a passion for the financial and commercial side of business and for people and wants to combine his commercial and planning acumen and experience in that regard to assist his client’s reach their personal and financial goals.
- Chartered Accountant South Africa
- Certified Financial Planner® professional
- Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning
- Licentiate Diploma in Banking
- BCompt (Honours)
He is married to Lianne and has two children. His sporting interests include action cricket, soccer and gym. He loves watching most sport, including rugby, soccer, cricket and tennis and is an avid reader.