Although Irish, I grew up in Botswana before returning to Ireland where I both studied and work. I returned to South Africa 7 years ago and currently reside in Johannesburg with my fiancée, Kelly, and our four-month-old daughter, Cailyn. In my spare time, I enjoy playing golf as well as watching cricket and rugby.
Simon Gaffney joined the Johannesburg office of Austen Morris Associates in 2017. Coming from a legal background, Simon has worked in the real estate industry in Botswana and spent time in Ireland working for a specialist legal publishing firm. Returning to South Africa in 2010, Simon began marketing UK property investments to expatriates and high net worth individuals, before deciding to focus solely on financial services, which has been doing since 2011. Specializing in pension transfers, retirement planning and estate planning for South African tax residents, he is a firm believer in the importance of the relationship between client and broker, and believes that a broker should prioritise the needs of existing clients over the acquisition of new clients. This has ensured Simon’s success and reputation in the industry and as such has gained the respect and loyalty of his clients over the many years he has worked with them.