Our People

The people at Holland, Hahn & Wills are extremely well qualified and have a wealth of financial planning experience.
Please call 020 8943 9229 to speak to one of our advisers.

Partners

Simon Ainley BA (Hons) FPFS

Chartered Financial Planner, Chartered Wealth Manager, Certified Financial Planner,

Simon began advising clients in 1986 and was a founding partner of Surrey-based Holland Hahn & Wills in 1990.

As well as being a Chartered Financial Planner and Certified Financial Planner, Simon is a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society, is registered with the FCA as a pension transfer specialist and holds the CII G60 and K10 qualifications in pension transfers and pensions drawdown.

Simon is one of the few financial advisers also qualified in Investment Portfolio Management. He is a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (MCSI).

His specialities are pensions and investment management, portfolio design and estate planning.

Simon is married with two young children. His interests include running, cooking and watching rugby (family permitting!)

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Born 1961 in Cheshire, Simon attended Sale Boys Grammar School. He read Politics at Keele University, graduating in 1984. After a brief period of world travel he became a financial adviser in 1986.

He married Caroline in 2001. Caroline is a Consultant Paediatrician at St. Thomas's Hospital. They live in Claygate, Surrey and have two children. Kathryn age 13 and George age 10.

When Simon was younger he travelled extensively around India and South East Asia. He has run several marathons and also climbed Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn.

With young children, outside interests are now more limited. He now enjoys competing in Triathlons (training by cycling and running to and from the office), watching rugby, cooking and a recently acquired allotment!

In July 2011 Simon completed the John O'Groats to Lands End cycle ride. The trip was 1,006 miles, took 10 days and raised money for Marie Curie.

Holland Hahn & Wills Office

Simon-Ainley

Jason Lurie BSc (Hons) APFS

Chartered Financial Planner, Chartered Wealth Manager, Certified Financial Planner,

Jason began advising clients in 1983. He joined the practice in November 2000 and became a full partner in 2003.

Jason is both a Chartered Financial Planner and Certified Financial Planner.

His specialities include pensions, cashflow forecasting, group and employee benefits and he has a wealth of experience dealing with estate planning and bereavement financial planning.

Jason has two young children. His interests are golf, music and reading.

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Born 1960 in Wimbledon, brought up in Surbiton, Jason attended Carmel College in Wallingford, then Kingston College before studying Chemistry at University of Surrey, Guildford.

He graduated with a first class honours degree in 1983.

He has been a financial adviser since June 1983, working for a number of firms before joining Holland Hahn & Wills in October 2000.

Jason lives in Weybridge and has two young children, Maya age 13 and Adam age 10.

Jason has travelled extensively around the world, even finding time to live in Israel for a year before university, followed by a year living and working in Australia as part of his degree.

His main hobby is golf and he is a member of Surbiton Golf Club, which is a very friendly club to belong to. In his quieter moments he is very keen on reading, as well as music.

Holland Hahn & Wills Office

Jason-Lurie

Christopher Hirsch BSc (Hons) FCMI

Chris began advising clients in 1987 and was a founding partner of Holland Hahn & Wills in 1990. He is the firm's Managing Partner.

Chris is married with two grown up children.

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Born in 1959, Chris was educated at Kingston Grammar School before reading Botany at University.

After an absence of almost 30 years, Chris recently returned to London University to be awarded a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management.

Much to the dismay of his wife and two grown-up children, when not working Chris can usually be found trying to coax life back into an old 4-seater Morgan or reassembling the single-cylinder diesel engine of a small Catalan fishing boat.

Always frustrated by a profound lack of sporting talent and a desire to support the underdog, Chris is a keen supporter of both Hampton Wick Royal and Middlesex County Cricket Clubs.

His main hobby is golf and he is a member of Surbiton Golf Club, which is a very friendly club to belong to. In his quieter moments he is very keen on reading, as well as music.

Christopher-Hirsch

Our vital backup and support staff

Frances Bermingham

Office manager: Frances has been with Holland Hahn & Wills since 1998. She is responsible for human resources, all aspects of office life and organising partners.

Frances is married with three children.

Frances-Bermingham

Jackie Eastes

Office administrator: Jackie joined us in 2005. She enjoys horse riding, cycling and owns two cats!

Jackie-Eastes

Lee Taylor

Office administrator: Lee is married with two children and has been with us since 2007.

Lee-Taylor

Julie French

Para Planner: Julie is married with two children and has been with us since 2010.

Julie-French

Luke Smith

Luke Smith joined HHW in the summer of 2013, having completed his GCSEs.Since then, he has gone on to pass his Level 2 NVQ in Business and Administration and Level 2 and 3 NVQ in providing financial services with flying colours. He has also achieved his CII Certificate in Financial Services and is currently studying to become a Paraplanner. Outside of work, Luke's great passion is Chelsea Football Club.

Luke-Smith

Betsy McKenzie

Betsy McKenzie has recently joined the team as an Apprentice and is studying for her Level 3 NVQ in Business. Outside of work, Betsy likes to walk her dogs and loves driving her VW Polo.

Betsy McKenzie