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Lara Hughes-Thom

Head of Legal & Compliance

After completing her law degree in 2008, Lara went on to do an apprenticeship at Moonstone, a company offering services to financial advisers on compliance and risk management, regulatory examinations and licensing and profile changes.

Lara was admitted as an attorney in the High Court of Cape Town in 2011.

At Carrick, Lara heads up international compliance. She’s responsible for proactively identifying, evaluating, mitigating and reporting on compliance and reputational risks.

Her responsibilities include dealing with all international processes and ensuring that Carrick is highly compliant within the law.

Lara is a practising Compliance Officer in the Republic of Mauritius and heads the global Risk and Advisory Committee.

Things she’s interested in:

Lara and her husband (also a practising attorney) live in Darling, a town in the Western Cape not far from Cape Town.

She thoroughly enjoys the country lifestyle, reading true crime novels and spending time with her beloved Great Danes.

Her favourite quote:

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

How you can get hold of her:

lara.hughes@carrickfs.com

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Lynn Halliday

Group Marketing Manager

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:

lynn.halliday@carrickfs.com

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Megan Gorridon

Group Human Capital Manager‬

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 fours 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 int he world.” ~ Mahatma Ghandi

How you can get hold of her:

megan.gorridon@carrickfs.com

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Nadine Chetty

Group Finance Manager

Nadine is a true Capetonian. She went to Bosmansdam High School and the University of Cape Town. She holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science degree.

She loves maths and accounting and always knew from a very young age what she wanted to do.

After matriculating with a pass of 98% in Accounting, she took a gap year in the USA, where she lived for 8 months on noodles and water to save money for her education.

Returning to South Africa, she worked for an audit firm and studied at UNISA — University of South Africa, and completed her South African Institute of Charted Accountants (SAICA) articles an her Bachelor’s of Accounting Science.

Financially independent since school, she’s always paid for her own studies, fees, textbooks and part-time classes.

Things she’s interested in:

Nadine met her husband at an audit firm. She followed him around with a pen and notebook hanging on his every word.

In her spare time she plays Xbox, cycles, and walks her Jack Russell dog with her husband.

They are both crazy about BMW cars and love speed. When they can, they like to take long drives around the mountains in Cape Town.

Her favourite quote:

“Inhale love, exhale hate.”

How you can get hold of her:

nadine.chetty@carrickfs.com

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Simone Player

Head of Business Operations

Born and raised in Johannesburg, Simone went to Edenglen Girls 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 transferring 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 in the Carrick Group.

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:

simone.player@carrickfs.com

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