After completing my degree in Psychology and English, I decided to leave my home country of South Africa and move to the UK to work and travel. I worked in London as an Executive Assistant for fifteen years, mainly within the financial sector, and thereafter made the decision to return to South Africa for five years where I worked for a bank in Johannesburg. I returned to the UK two and a half years ago and am now settled in beautiful leafy Surrey. I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to join Harding Financial and to learn and develop in such a forward-thinking firm.
What I love about Harding Financial
From the moment I started researching the firm, to my initial interviews and finally to starting with Harding Financial, I knew this firm was unique. The team have been so welcoming and helpful, and the culture is one of collaboration and respect. It is very refreshing to work in such a great culture, where everyone is genuinely working towards the same goal of delivering the best possible service to our clients. It is exciting to see how the firm strives to utilise the most advanced technology to streamline processes and to assist clients in reaching their goals and objectives.
As I look Towards The Future
I am excited to continue to grow and challenge myself in my career, and to learn new skills and knowledge of this industry.
At the weekend you’ll find me
Spending time with my daughter, walking in the common, exploring new areas, cooking & baking, gardening, meeting up with friends for meals and going to the movies and theatre. My passion is travelling, and I am hoping to be able to explore some countries with my daughter in the not-too-distant future.
Want to buy me lunch?
Thank you very much, burger and chips please.
Alex SimpsonManaging Director / Chartered Independent Financial Planner
"We'll continue increasing our range of services and developing our expertise, to provide exceptional financial advice and management for all our clients."
Gemma WassAssociate Director / Independent Financial Planner
"Every day we look at ways of improving our services, and I'd say as a team we are driven and highly motivated."
Julia Davies-CousinsHead of Risk and Development
"The business was created with the focus of putting the client at the centre of everything and this is still the driving force for all decisions made today."
Matthew EllisHead of Financial Planning
"I really like the culture we have at Harding Financial, we work together to make sure we are doing the best for our clients."
Oliver ChewChartered Independent Financial Planner
"Everyone in the team is friendly, committed to great client service and – most importantly – doing the right thing by each other and our clients. It's a pleasure to come into work every day."
Duarte MauricioIndependent Financial Planner
"Talent flourishes here. I’ve never seen such a likeminded, cohesive, and talented team working together towards the best client outcomes."
Joshua RourkeIndependent Financial Planner
"I love that everything we do always has the client at the centre of it."
Arabella SymonsIndependent Financial Planner
"The team's combined knowledge of financial planning is vast and it is great working with them to help make a positive difference to our clients' lives."
Jennie WiseCorporate Adviser
"After so long in the industry it is so refreshing to find people that truly care about the long-term future of their clients."
Callum TailfordParaplanning Manager
"Having a background in Maths and statistics, I love how the company is using technology and data to constantly find new ways to help clients achieve their goals and objectives."
Anna PenfoldTechnical Paraplanner
"I love the people I work with. We are all an important piece of the jigsaw and we pull on each other’s strengths to build solutions for our clients."
Charlotte McCrossonTechnical Paraplanner
"The team here are all very welcoming and don’t hesitate to help you out when needed, whether it’s a complex investment query or a printer that's refusing to work!"
"I love the team at Harding Financial, we're all forward thinking individuals who look for ways to improve and enhance the service delivered to clients."
"Everyone supports each other and works towards the same goal of providing the best possible service for our clients."
Stacey KnottAdministration Manager
"I believe the road will take you wherever you’re meant to go, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds."
Heather McAllisterDealing Administrator
"My colleagues and I are committed to providing the highest level of service to our clients. There is always a wide range of work to be done, meaning there is never a dull moment!"
Matthew RobertsonProject Support Administrator
"Everything that Harding does looks to improve people’s experience, and everyone is prepared to go the extra mile to help."