Gareth Colgan’s career in financial planning began when he met his wife, Amy. Or perhaps the wheels were truly set in motion even earlier than that when he left his native Belfast, armed with a degree in science and an Irishman’s thirst for adventure.
He arrived in Sydney in 1998 and chatted up his future wife at the Lord Dudley Pub in Paddington.
Her father, Guy Carrington, ran a successful planning business, Sidney Lloyd, and not long after he and Amy got together, Colgan joined the ranks.
He started off in office administration, progressed to paraplanning and was gradually given greater responsibilities.