Ben Nevin showed his leadership strengths while working as a Wealth Specialist for Carrick Wealth in the Western Cape, where he was also a member of the company’s internationally recognised award-winning Client Servicing Team in 2017.
Carrick Chief Executive Officer Craig Featherby said that when he launched Carrick, one of the foundations of the business was to employ the best people they could find.
“From the get-go, Ben was decisive and maintained a high level of accountability,” said Featherby. “That, combined with his natural leadership ability, intelligence, and fortitude, made it an easy choice to head-up the Botswana office.”
Nevin, who holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of South Africa and who attended the Carrick Development Academy (CDA) where he won the Top Wealth Specialist Trainee Award, said he jumped at the opportunity to head the Botswana office, and welcomed the challenge.
“My defining characteristic in the work place is my ability to fit in immediately and to add value fast — analysing situations and providing practical solutions is second nature to me,” he said.
Greg Stockton, Director: Wealth Management and Advisory, and who heads the Carrick International Division, said that Botswana — ranked 12th on the continent for the number of high net-worth individuals — was an important component in Carrick’s expansion in the rest of Africa.
“Botswana has political stability and a strong fiscal regulatory landscape, which makes for a great business environment in our sector,” said Stockton. “Nevin will hit the ground running and ensure we maintain a strong presence in the market.”
Nevin will take up his post with immediate effect. He said that, “My career at Carrick thus far has reinforced in me the fundamentals of wealth management and creating lasting wealth for our clients. It remains our mission as a company – and my role as a leader – to grow, protect, and preserve our clients’ wealth.”