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Heffron recruits Cavendish founder

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A long-serving and senior figure in the SMSF sector has taken on a new expansion-focused role with Heffron.

The co-founder of Cavendish Superannuation has joined Heffron and will take on a new role aimed at expanding the firm’s position within the SMSF sector.

Heffron today announced Andrew Hamilton, who is chair of the SMSF Association board, has been appointed as strategy and growth director for the SMSF technical specialist firm.

Hamilton comes to the role as one of the co-founders and co-managing directors of Cavendish Superannuation, where he worked from 1992 to 2012. He continued with AMP after it acquired Cavendish, before leaving in 2014 and establishing his own advisory firm.

Heffron managing director Meg Heffron said Hamilton was a “legend” in the SMSF industry, adding: “We respected him as a top competitor and are now excited to have him as part of our leadership team.

“We intend to make Heffron the undisputed SMSF service provider of choice and we know Andrew’s energy and experience will help us get there.

“He adds to our existing valuable industry relationships, including with high-end advice and accounting firms. As the co-founder of Cavendish, Andrew also understands what it takes to grow and change a business without compromising on service quality.”

Hamilton was recently named as chair of the board of the SMSF Association, of which he has been a member since 2011, and he was previously chair of the association from February 2012 to February 2014.

He said this role, as well as independent consulting work with Heffron over the past year, had shown him the scope of work that could be carried out in the SMSF sector.

“The self-managed super industry is continuing to grow and mature, while dealing with both new challenges and opportunities. It’s more important than ever that SMSF trustees have access to independent professionals for whom SMSF is their core business,” he said.

“Having worked for a variety of different organisations and listened carefully to clients, I am convinced the agility of an independent specialist, such as Heffron, also makes a big difference to service quality.”

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