JOHN MARSDEN CFP®
Managing Director: Citadel Financial Protection
I have 26 years financial service industry experience, but I launched my career as an engineer with a BSc (HONS) in applied geology and geomechanics. I worked as a consultant in the oil industry, before immigrating to South Africa in 1982, where I worked on numerous regional engineering projects. In 1991 I joined Liberty Life and occupied various positions during my tenure with the company. I was promoted to Divisional Manager establishing the new Liberty Franchise Academy in 1998, and then in 2002 I took responsibility for the sales and management of Liberty Agency division. In 2004, I moved to Professional Provident Society (PPS) as National Sales Director, as well as Director of PPS Marketing Services Ltd and PPS Namibia Ltd. During this time I was also responsible for the marketing division and short term Insurance business for the organisation. I completed the Management Advancement Programme with Wits University in 1990, became a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) in 1999 and completed the Senior Leadership Development Programme at Manchester University in 2000. I am currently serving as Chairman of the FPI Risk Competency Committee.
t: +27 11 722 7678
Employee Benefits Consultant
I joined the Citadel family in April 2017 as an employee benefit consultant. I have been fortunate to have worked for a number of reputable organisations during my 18 year career in the retirement fund industry. I currently work on institutional and corporate funds assisting clients with benefit design, member communication, administration and investment consulting. I am married, and mum to a three year old. As a family, we love spending time exploring the outdoors.
t: +27 11 722 7643
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CONSULTANT
RE 5, COP, HCERT FINANCIAL PLANNING
I have attained my Certificate of Proficiency and RE5 qualification and is currently studying towards my CFP® qualification. More than 14 years’ experience in the financial services industry has given me a wealth of knowledge. I have fulfilled a number of positions in the industry ranging from admin, client services, new business development, marketing, sales and consulting. Before joining the team I worked as a new business specialist and client service specialist on the Sanlam Umbrella Fund and then joined Momentum MMI Group in 2012 as an employee benefit specialist. When I am not at work, I love spending time with my son.
t: +27 31 764 3250