Gary O’Brien is the managing director of Ardent Financial Planning based in central York. He is a Chartered Financial Planner and has been a financial services professional for nearly 30 years.
Specialising in pensions, investments and trusts, Gary regularly works alongside legal professionals to create positive outcomes for clients. He has a reputation for being very approachable and sensitive to client needs, as well as being able to simplify complex financial issues.
Trained by Resolution in Collaborative Law, he has considerable experience in helping clients to divide assets during the divorce process and to start re-building their financial plans post-divorce.
Gary’s main value is respect. Respect for clients, colleagues and for his chosen profession. In addition to his Chartered status, Gary is also a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society, an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments.
Outside of work he is first and foremost a family man, spending as much time as possible with his wife Jane and two children Edward and Eleanor. When it comes to hobbies, as the holder of a commercial pilot’s licence, Gary can often be found buzzing the skies above Yorkshire.