Larry has over 30 years of financial planning experience and has worked in finance for 50 years. After completing his Bachelor of Commerce and Administration in Wellington, Larry completed a Diploma in Personal Financial Planning. Becoming aware of the increasing emergence of personal investment planning overseas, in 1994, Larry became one of the first holders of the CFPCM designation in NZ, a pinnacle mark of NZ financial planning community, and an internationally-recognised designation.
After stints with other financial planning businesses, Larry established Steadfast Financial, in 2001, later joining Ethical Investing NZ (at the time called ‘C2C Partners’) in 2017. Larry is also a Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) Certified Financial Adviser.
Larry’s personal philosophy is to go the extra mile and value the whole person. He has a strong commitment to the community. While Larry has recently retired as a Justice of the Peace after 30 years service to the community, he retains membership of several community groups, both in Auckland, and in his newly-elected home, in semi-retirement in Orewa beach, 30 minutes north of Auckland.
Larry established a charitable giving programme through Steadfast, his private consultancy firm and earlier company’s name, so the firm could give to causes dear to the hearts of his clients.
Larry has adult children, and when he is not taking care of his clients (and sometimes when he is) you will find him bringing people together through social events, his love of theatre, concerts and the arts generally, keeping fit and the wonderful NZ outdoors: walks, beach, and more recently travel, both within New Zealand and sometimes much further afield.