Russell Gibson

BCompt, CFP®, Director

Russell was educated at Maritzburg College and has a BCompt. degree through UNISA majoring in accountancy, tax and auditing. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Life and Pension Advisors (FPI) and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional as well as having completed the Australian Financial Planning Diploma.  Russell started his working career in the late eighties with BDO Spencer Steward a worldwide firm of Chartered Accountants and Auditors where he completed his accounting articles. The road from accounting led him into the world of investment and financial planning with BDO Financial Services, later Fincorp , a leading independent financial consulting firm in the 90’s, and lastly 10 successful years with Alexander Forbes Wealth Management ending in March of 2009 after which he joined the Sterling Private Wealth Team. His main area of expertise is in the managing and structuring of high net worth individual client portfolio’s in both the retirement and discretionary arena where he has been successful in building solid long term client relationships.


Russell enjoys the outdoor world and participates in a number of sports on a social basis with mountain biking and golf being the core of his outdoor activities. Russell has completed five two oceans marathons, two Sani2C and one Berg and Bush stage MTB events and more recently added the Cape Argus to this list. He is married to Gill and has a son and twin daughters. 


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