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Keith Mackie



Certified Financial Planner Keith Mackie has worked in financial services for over 30 years.

After ten years in banking, he joined General Accident in 1995 as a Trainee Financial Adviser, progressing to an Independent Financial Adviser five years later.

In 2004 Keith was offered the opportunity to work for Acumen Financial Planning in Aberdeen and cover the Peterhead office and was subsequently appointed as Director in 2014.

What do you like most about working at Acumen Financial Planning?

“I enjoy many aspects of my job, but it is hard to pinpoint one particular area as my role is so varied. However, my client work is extremely important to me and interacting with my clients makes my job a great job! No client circumstance is the same, and it is great to be able to help clients on their financial planning journey to achieve everything they want to.”

What has been your proudest career achievement to date?

“I have 2 – achieving my Certified Financial Planner qualification in 2007 and Acumen Financial Planning being awarded the Accredited Firm of the year for the second time in 2018.”

Tell us one thing that people would be surprised to find out about you.

“The only thing would be that I once won 2 prizes for my gardening. 1st place in the new gardens section and 2nd place for Novice section in our local gardening competition.”

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

“Always be yourself and don’t try to be someone you are not. Treat others as you want to be treated yourself. Always greet people with a smile.”