It is with much pleasure that Carrick Wealth wishes to announce the appointment of Scott Bell who joins our team as Regional Manager in Gauteng, effective 01 August 2020. In this leadership role, Scott brings with him a wealth of experience in the financial services sector, not only to Carrick’s Johannesburg team but to the group as a whole.
“We are delighted that Scott will be joining our dynamic team in Johannesburg for the benefit of our entire group. With his managerial and leadership skills coupled to his extensive experience in the industry, he will add much value to the Carrick brand,” said Craig Featherby, Carrick’s CEO and Founder as he welcomed Scott aboard. “I wish him well and every success in his new career venture at Carrick.”
Scott, who has worked in the financial services industry for over 26 years, will be leaving Alexander Forbes after 11 years, where he has held the position of Senior Manager, Multi-Tied Sales: Gauteng North, Limpopo & Mpumalanga for the past 4 years. Before that he served as financial planner, retail regional head and financial planner manager at Alexander Forbes.
Scott says he was attracted to joining Carrick because of the group’s outstanding growth in a relatively short space of time and its positioning of itself as both a leader in the industry and a truly global advisory firm.
“I look forward to joining the Carrick team and contributing to its future success in meeting the expectations of our clients – the global citizen,” says Scott. “I believe the current environment has highlighted some of the challenges faced by our industry. We are well positioned to take advantage of this and establish ourselves as the firm of choice in our market.”
“I will continue to build on Carrick’s approach of delivering a truly holistic and client-centric experience. In this regard I bring with me extensive experience, particularly of local solutions, that the team can draw on to build their practices. In the same way, I look forward to learning from them. A key factor to a well-organised high-performance team is ongoing training and learning, which is critical to me,” he says.
Scott is well aware of the additional challenges of our times and says: “We are living through unprecedented and volatile times. I believe it is within each of us to meet these challenges and to create our own new normal.”
This Johannesburg father of 2 children studied Financial Planning Law at the University of the Free State and also holds a post-graduate Diploma in Financial Planning Law. Before working at Alexander Forbes, he held positions as a manager and broker consultant at Liberty Life, Sage Life, Momentum, Fedsure and Southern Life.
In his spare time Scott enjoys spending time with his family, watching sport, and participating where he can. Scott finds great enjoyment in his volunteer position as Chairman of the Pirates Junior Rugby Club, a labour of love he has fulfilled for more than the past 3 years.
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