Chief Operating Officer
Certified Financial Planner®
Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning
Ian joined Amity Wealth which later became Amity Investment Solutions a company that provides goals-based investment solutions and an end-to-end goals-based wealth management value proposition for independent financial planning businesses in 2013 and has been appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of the company.
He brings to the role over 20 years’ experience in Wealth Management, Portfolio and Investment Management, Financial Advice and day to day running of a Wealth Management Business. He is an activator of the vision and strategic direction that the CEO brings to the table. He is responsible for enabling IFA’s to operate efficient businesses, deliver excellent service and sound goals-based wealth management solutions to their investment clients and to assist our associates to follow a reliable process, arrive at suitable investment solutions and constantly deliver an excellent client experience in a profitable way.
Ian completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Economics Money and Banking with International Marketing at the Potchefstroom University for CHE in 2000. Ian started his career at a Boutique Wealth Management company in 2001, where he gained his experience. During this time Ian completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning at the University of the Free State and was accepted as a member of the Financial Planning Institute (FPI). Ian is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). It was a great satisfactory & learning curve where he then decided in 2013 to take his experience in the Financial Industry to help and support the Independent Advisor to build a successful & sustainable business.
He serves as Non-Executive Chairman, Director & Key Individual on various company boards and companies. He also serves as a member of Amity’s investment committee.
Ian is passionate about enriching others by constantly identifying ways in which he can add value. One should always challenge the conventional and try to bring a different perspective to realise one’s full potential. The biggest advantage is the personal relationships that are developed that brings more meaning in what one is trying to accomplish.
Ian does not just work hard but loves to play hard as well. He enjoys Crossfit, socialising and traveling. His most admired person and rock is his wife Anja and his two daughters, Lyla and Alexa, who has him completely wrapped around their little fingers. He grew up in Joburg and is a passionate Lions & Springbok rugby supporter as well as a keen cricket player representing North West Dragons and Northern Transvaal Cricket Academy. The Huttons live in Pretoria where they enjoy a life of meaning and purpose.