Department Heads


Simone Player - Head of Business Operations - Carrick Wealth

Simone Player

Group Head: Business Operations

Born and raised in Johannesburg, Simone went to Edenglen High School.

She started her career in the aviation industry in 2004. With a constant drive for better and bigger challenges, she worked her way up, adding value and gaining knowledge.

In doing this, she found the area that fulfilled her passion — Customer Relations. The role made full use of her abilities and kept her engaged for over five years before she transferred to the Cape Town office.

In 2011, she joined SteinBuild as Executive Assistant to the CEO and CFO. This presented Simone with a new opportunity to learn the operations of a group of companies run from a central administrative business unit.

“There’s no better way to learn, than from the top,” she says.

Her ability to work in a pressurised environment prepared her for the role as Group Business Administration Manager at Carrick Financial Services, Carrick Wealth and Carrick Investment Services.

Simone’s team handles all incoming business, following each case from submission to policy issue to checking on its sound investment.

Things she’s interested in:

Simone is married with two children. She loves travel and in her spare time enjoys the outdoors and exploring our beautiful country, South Africa, and making lasting memories.

Her favourite quote:

Don’t worry about failures; worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.”  -  Jack Canfield

How you can get hold of her:


Lynn Halliday - Carrick Wealth

Lynn Halliday

Manager: Marketing

Born in Northern Ireland, Lynn grew up in Melbourne, Australia before returning to Northern Ireland and eventually settling in Cape Town.

Starting her career in the medical industry, Lynn found her passion in marketing. After working as a marketing manager for an online entertainment company, she joined Woolworths as a senior brand manager. At Woolworths she worked her way up to Direct Marketing and Financial Services Manager. She says working across multiple business units gave her insight into how a huge corporate operates, with particular exposure to finance and IT processes.

After a time at personality profiling company Integrative Enneagram Solutions engaging with businesses across the globe, Lynn was drawn back into the financial services industry when she joined Carrick.

Lynn’s responsibilities include brand management, digital and social media management, researching new marketing opportunities and supporting the various divisions of the group.

Things she’s interested in:

Lynn loves spending time outdoors (she hates being trapped indoors), walking her two dogs on the beach and catching up with friends and her family.

When not active in her social life she enjoys reading (anything from crime novels, to romantic comedy and biographies), shopping for shoes (it’s a passion) and drinking bubbly.

Her favourite quote:

"Nothing is impossible."

How you can get hold of her:


Carmen Gribble - Carrick Wealth

Carmen Gribble

Manager‬: Finance

Carmen Gribble was born and raised in Cape Town, where she attended the Holy Cross Convent Girls High School. While working she completed her correspondence degree — Bachelor of Accounting Sciences in Financial Accounting — and went on to obtain a post-graduate degree from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Carmen furthered her qualifications by gaining her South African Institute of Chartered Accountants articles in TIPP and TOPP. She had worked across a variety of industry sectors, including, retail, insurance, and hospitality before entering the financial services sector.

Things she’s interested in:

Carmen loves visiting interesting places, being in the outdoors, hiking, road running, practicing yoga, and Latin dancing. She is a “foodie” and also loves dogs.

Her favourite quote:

"Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life."  -  Mahatma Ghandi

How you can get hold of her:

+27 (0)82 775 3502

Megan Gorridon - Carrick Wealth

Megan Gorridon

Manager‬: Human Capital

Megan was born and raised in Cape Town. She went to Belgravia High School and the University of Cape Town.

She spent her early years enjoying ballet, contemporary dance, spiritual dancing, sport, church development and youth leadership.

She has a Bachelor of Social Science degree (Honours) and majored in general and organisational psychology. And she’s tutored undergraduate students in organisational psychology.

She specialises in talent and leadership development and has developed and implemented a successful talent development programme.

Megan also has a certificate in practical management from the Graduate Institute of Management and Technology (GIMT), which she completed at Sanlam Insurance.

Things she’s interested in:

Megan is married with two children. She left the corporate world for four years to raise her two children full-time before joining Carrick.

She loves travelling, outdoor adventures, holistic medicine and living, and the development of children.

Her favourite quote:

"Be the change you want to see in the world." - Mahatma Ghandi

How you can get hold of her:


Nicholas Andrianatos - Carrick Wealth

Nicholas Adrianatos

Manager: Legal and Risk

After graduating from the University of Stellenbosch with a B. Comm LLB LLM, Nicholas completed his articles of clerkship at C&A Friedlander Inc. In 2016, he was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa, and has since built up considerable experience in legal commercial work, consulting, and project management. Nicholas joined Carrick Wealth because he saw it as an ideal opportunity to be part of an exciting, fast-paced, and multi-faceted company, a company whose employees were constantly challenged to grow and develop while maintaining a high level of professional service. He is principled, ambitious, and hard working and seeks to always make a positive impact in his professional career.

Things he’s interested in:

Nicholas loves being outdoors, hiking, cycling, trail running, or simply adventuring. He is a keen photographer and, in his quieter moments, enjoys a game of lawn bowls.

His favourite quote:

"Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit."  - Edward Abbey

How you can get hold of him: