About Us

independent, uncomplicated and unconstrained.

Hampshire was founded in 2010, when the group discovered that there was a specific need developing in the industry to provide great advisors a home that is unencumbered and uncensored.

Established in KZN and since expanded across South Africa, featuring branches in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pietermaritzburg, George etc.

Hampshire’s Core Philosophy

First rate advisors provide excellent, balanced advice to clients if allowed to function independently. Hampshire is fiercely independent.

We Provide A Team of Professional Advisors

The team has all the necessary tools to do their job efficiently and effectively. Hampshire encourages team functioning as the best solutions lie in consultation, debate and a consideration of all solutions.

Rowan Matthews


25 years experience in the industry in both agency and independent advice. Qualifying at RAU, Rowan went on to join Liberty Life in 1996.

After resigning as a manager, Rowan started his own Liberty franchise eventually merging this business into one of the largest independently owned distribution companies.

Rowan founded Hampshire which is now a national concern with offices in most of the major centers.

Sean Farrell


After qualifying as a chartered accountant at Deloitte Sean went on to work in the corporate finance team at Automakers for 3 years whereafter he joined RMB Private Bank and was their CFO for 7 years and CEO for 4 years.

After many years in the corporate world Sean took a short sabbatical. Sean now serves as non-executive director of Hampshire Independent Advisors and is responsible for Seed Investments as CEO.