With over 75 years collective experience, our highly qualified, award-winning team is passionate about lifelong learning and professional development.
Our team-based approach ensures that any one of our advisory partners is able to assist any of our clients, and that they will receive the same professional advice and care that they have come to expect from us.
Craig Kiggen CFP ®
Managing Director and Advisory Partner
Qualifications: BCom (Economics), Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning (UFS), MBA (Henley), CFP®
Bio : Craig started his career in financial planning 23 years ago after completing three years of articles and studying to be a Chartered accountant. He was the founder of Consolidated Financial Planning which is now known as Consolidated Wealth, of which he is the Managing Director.
At the age of 31 he was the youngest winner, in the world, of the Financial Planner of the Year® award.
He has presented at numerous conferences, across the globe, where he has discussion topics that include; practice management, mentorship, leadership, how to lead without authority and financial planning, to mention a few. Further to this, he has participated in numerous panel discussions, appeared on the radio, CNBC TV (Africa and Internationally) and has written for many of the financial journals on personal financial planning and business topics.
Beyond his working career, Craig chaired the Africa Board of the Young Presidents Organization (www.ypo.org) the region was awarded the Best of the Best® region in the world. He is currently the only South African member of the International Board of directors for YPO.
Craig is a passionate, faith driven husband and father, who enjoys the outdoors and in particular spending time skiing with his family, when the opportunity allows.
Colin Long CFP ®
Director and Advisory Partner
Qualifications: Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning (UFS)
Bio : In 1996 Colin was one of the youngest financial planners to join Old Mutual where his career began. In 2002 he left Old Mutual in order to further his career as a professional and independent wealth manager.
Colin has worked at some of the leading wealth management businesses in South Africa namely Consolidated Financial Planning and Citadel Wealth Management where he has practised and perfected his craft. During his career he has obtained the distinguished Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation and has been a three time finalist in the prestigious Financial Planning Institute (FPI)/Personal Finance, Financial Planner of the Year competition.
In 2003, 2012 and 2013, Colin Long was a finalist in the coveted FPI Financial Planner of the Year competition.
Colin recently retired as chairman of the FPi in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Region, a committee on which he had served since 2002.
He is passionate about financial planning and believes that listening to his clients and understanding their needs are fundamental to providing them with the best possible financial planning solutions.
In his spare time Colin enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Colin’s faith keeps him grounded, cycling keeps him healthy and building model aircraft stimulates his creativity.
Margaret Leveridge CFP ®
Qualifications: Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning
Bio : Margaret is a certified financial advisor, focusing on wealth creation and retirement planning.
Margaret joined the financial services industry in 1990 in an administrative roll where she gained in-depth knowledge of the industry. From 2007 Margaret dedicated time to improving her qualifications and attained 3 Diploma’s in Financial Planning. She completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning in January 2011. Margaret utilised her work experience and qualifications to assist clients navigate through their unique circumstances and assist them to achieve their financial goals.
She is married to Kevin and they have one 1 son, Cian, who has recently moved to the United Kingdom to pursue a career as a professional road cyclist. Margaret enjoys spending time with family and friends and escaping to the mountains to recharge.
Paula Walker CA(SA)
Director and Advisory Partner
Qualifications: CA (SA)
Bio : Paula qualified as a chartered accountant in 1996 and worked in that field both locally and abroad until 2006. After starting a family in 2008 and remaining at home with her young children for a few years, she embarked on a new career path and studied a post graduate diploma in financial planning. She started her financial planning career at Consolidated Financial Planning in 2014 and has never looked back.
She is passionate about financial planning and believes that enormous value is added to people’s lives when they actively engage in their financial planning journey. Paula always considers it a privilege to walk alongside her clients in the ups and downs that life inevitably brings our way. Outside of work, her greatest passion is her family. She is actively involved in the schooling and extramural activities of her two daughters. As a family they enjoy bush adventures, mountain holidays, days on the beach and just spending time together whether it be in sport, movies, meals or board games.
PETER NIEUWOUDT CFP ®
Qualifications: BCom LLB (UKZN), H Dip Tax Law (Wits), Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning (UFS)
Bio: Peter has had extensive experience in the financial services industry over many years, including investment management, fiduciary services, the life assurance, pensions and medical schemes industry. Peter was the C.E.O. of The Wealth Corporation, a business that had close historic ties to Consolidated Wealth.
As President of the Institute of Life and Pensions Advisers (ILPA) Peter oversaw its transformation to the Financial Planning Institute where he served as its first Chairman. He was also instrumental in securing the CFP mark for South Africa and was our first representative on the International CFP Board (now known as the Financial Planning Standards Board).
Peter’s interests include golf and running. He enjoys playing bridge and is a qualified chess arbiter.”
Qualifications: BCom, Advanced Certificate in Financial Planning, Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning (UFS)
Bio: “Desiree began her career in the Financial Planning Industry as an administrator in 2012. it is in this role where her passion for financial planning began. She is currently an Advisory Associate/Para-Planner at Consolidated Wealth under supervision. She is currently completing her board exams with the FPI. Desiree aspires to be a financial planner and to assist people in achieving their financial goals. She has been married to her wonderful husband, Percy, for the past 6 years and they have two beautiful children, Sisanda & Abenathi.
Desiree enjoys the outdoors, going out and spending time with friends and family.