Director and Financial Adviser
A born and bred Hawkes Bay boy Brad and his wife Yvette live locally in Hastings having met more than 20 years ago while Brad was in the Royal New Zealand Navy living in Auckland. After leaving the RNZN, Brad and Yvette made a move from the big smoke was best for their young family and decided to come home to ‘The Bay’. After a number of years working in local and national account management roles Brad wanted to help people and a move into holistic financial planning and advice came about.
Brad had been providing retirement and financial planning advice for several years at another well known financial planning practice in HB before joining forces with Gary Hemmings in 2018 to develop Common Sense Financial Planning. In 2021, Gary retired from the industry handing over the reigns and with a renewed focus on holistic planning Brad renamed the business MacDonald Wealth.
Brad is a self-described sports nut and still plays cricket along with a bit of golf. When he isn’t helping people Brad enjoys getting into the great outdoors and everything that HB has to offer. Brad is also an active member of the Napier Rotary Club and is proud to help the community through the various fundraising activities that the club provides.