Matthew Harrington

Managing Director

Praescius Board

I was born in Camden Hospital in 1978, eight weeks early which doesn’t surprise me at all as I’ve always been a little too impatient when it comes to myself. I met Gareth Jakeman (the Praescius MD) when I was 4 years old at the local ‘Chug-a-long’ preschool and we’ve been best mates for the 30 odd years since.

I attended the local primary school which was a ten minute walk from home, but it was during my high school years I started to develop an interest in the business and economics subjects. Upon leaving school I went straight into working for a compliance, audit and training business where I progressed through the management ranks and gained some invaluable experience in managing large teams of people and everything that goes with that.

Gareth finally convinced me to join Praescius in late 2005 and so far it’s been the journey of a lifetime and something I will always wish I’d done sooner. I love the challenges of the financial planning industry as it’s always evolving and I have the great pleasure of working to help clients from all walks of life, from all backgrounds, all across this great country of ours.

I have been blessed in meeting my beautiful wife and having two young children (Luke 3, Emily 1) who always make me laugh. I’ve always enjoyed golf, and managed to get down to a fairly low handicap through my late teens, but I tend to watch more than play these days. I love playing guitar and play daily whilst my little boy shows me his latest dance moves and my little girl looks on confused.

As cheesy as it might sound, I really love my job and the varied opportunities it has given me over the years, particularly the clients and colleagues I have met.