Bringing our clients over 100 years of combined experience.

FRONT LEFT: Toni Wills-Holding, FRONT MIDDLE- Angie Lotter, FRONT RIGHT: Tracy Bramham

Gavin Bell
Key Individual
With over 30 years’ experience in financial services, Gavin is the Key Individual and leader of the Sutherland Bell team. After 7 very successful years in the Pharmaceutical Industry, it was decision time. Having been offered a managerial promotion to Head Office in Johannesburg, it was time for a complete change in career. Gavin joined Liberty Life in 1989 as an advisor, and quickly established a well-respected name for himself in the 2 years he spent there. Realising the importance of independent advice, he along with 6 other top Liberty Life advisors left to start Executive Insurance Brokers in 1991. This was the biggest independent non Corporate Brokerage in the Cape at the time.
Having helped manage and grow the business for 10 years it was once again time for change. The decision was taken by the partners of EIB to each go their own individual way. Gavin RS Bell & Associates then started in 2001.

With Matthew joining the Brokerage in July 2018 and Duncan in May 2019 the decision was taken to change the name to Sutherland Bell, which has more family meaning, all of us have Sutherland as our third names.

Matthew Bell
Financial Planner and Representative
Matthew started his career in financial services by constructing financial plans for young professionals entering the market for the first time into their respected industries. Through his love for being surrounded by people, he has mastered how to communicate, gain trust, understand and establish professional relationships with various different personality types. Having studied both a Bcom and post grad in financial planning at Stellenbosch University, whilst furthering his studies towards CFP, he places major importance on knowledge being an essential part of the job. Through working with professionals spread across many different industries, he takes on a dynamic approach in viewing each client’s portfolio individually, linking tailormade solutions to their own specific objectives. Matthew has built his business on the foundations of excellent service and quality advice, with a vested interest in long lasting client relationships being at the forefront of everything he does.
Duncan Bell
Financial Planner and Representative
After completing both a Bachelor of Commerce and Post Graduate in Financial Planning at the University of Stellenbosch, Duncan started working for PPS as a financial advisor. He worked there for 3 and half years, working specifically with young professionals who have recently entered the working space. Over the years he has gained invaluable experience and knowledge of the industry, as well as a wide network of professional clients across multiple industries. Building a network on the basis of comprehensive, transparent and trusted advice has been key to the growth of his practice. Since then he has completed the necessary regulatory exams and will be writing the CFP board exam in the near future. Being able to give advice from an independent stance enables Duncan to ensure that each client's specific needs are met, and the best possible solutions are in place for that specific client. Easily approachable and reliable, Duncan has a passion for working with people and it shows through his determination to satisfy his clients.