Plexus Wealth was created after Plexus and Grant Thornton Financial Planning merged in September 2012.
The respective founders of both businesses, Dr Prieur du Plessis and Eric Jones, supported by a passionate team of experts, have since grown the company as a thriving independent financial planning business with its own range of funds. Today Plexus Wealth enjoys a national presence with representation in Stellenbosch, Durban and Johannesburg. All offices are overseen by an equity partner.
The company is acknowledged for its independent insight in an uncertain world. Its success is evident in the enviable performance track record set by the Plexus Wealth funds as well as our many satisfied clients. Our holistic offering and objective approach to financial planning ensure we are well placed to meet your needs too!
Every client is different and has their own unique situation, goals and dreams. So, we are dedicated to meeting the individual needs of every client. Driven by a sense of purpose and integrity, we strive to grow the assets of our clients and help them achieve the financial outcomes they desire.
Dr Prieur du Plessis | Chairman
BSc (Quantity Surveying), HonsB (B & A) and MBA (both cum laude), DBA (Doctor of Financial Management)
Prieur is one of the most experienced and well-known investment professionals in South Africa. He is chairman of Plexus Holdings and non-executive chairman of Grindrod Asset Management. Prieur lives with his wife and two children in Stellenbosch. In addition to running, his recreational activities include reading, travelling, motor cycling and scripophily.
Eric Jones | Chief Executive
B Juris LLB CFP
Eric heads up Plexus Wealth (Pty) Ltd. He is a qualified attorney and Certified Financial Planner, and has over 20 years of financial planning experience. Eric lives in Stellenbosch and enjoys outdoor activities such as tennis and mountain biking.
Connie Groenewald | Director
B Proc Adv Tax Cert CFP
Connie is a director of Plexus Wealth KZN (Pty) Ltd. He is a qualified attorney and Certified Financial Planner, and has over 20 years of financial planning experience.
James Barnett | Director
B.Compt (Hons) CA(SA)
James is a director of Plexus Wealth KZN (Pty) Ltd. He is a qualified CA who previously specialised in business valuations, corporate finance and financial services audits. He joined the business in March 2013 as a financial planner.
Don McIntosh | Managing Partner – Gauteng
CA (SA) CFP
Don joined the business on 1 June 2014 as a managing partner in Gauteng. A qualified CA, he is acknowledged for his experience and expertise in general finance and accounting with specific focus on investments, scenario planning and structuring.
Amanda de Wet | Property Portfolio Manager
BBusSc Finance (Hons)
Before joining Plexus, Amanda was a rated listed property analyst at Barnard Jacobs Mellet. She also gained experience in their Private Client and Structured Products divisions.
Vaughan Simpson | Wealth Manager and Financial Planner for Plexus Wealth KZN (Pty) Ltd
Vaughan joined Plexus Wealth in 2016 after heading up regional finance for the Three Cities hospitality group. Prior to that, he established and managed Erbacon Investment Holdings Ltd’s financial transition to an Alt-X listing before leading the finance team of UTi’s Freight Forwarding and Logistics division in Durban.
He has served and chaired on multiple boards of directors, most notably the Kindlewood Management Association (from May 2013) in partnership with Tongaat Hulett Developments. During his traineeship at Grant Thornton (Durban), he remained active in the field of academics as an external moderator, examiner and lecturer.
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