Army Captain to adviser: Nick Onslow on facing challenges head-on

'I always wished there were other experienced-based routes'

Jenna Brown
clock • 5 min read

Progeny Chartered financial planner Nick Onslow talks to Jenna Brown about skiing across the Greenland ice cap, working as a medic in Rwanda and his move into financial advice...

Nick Onslow finished his 25-year career in the Army knowing he had spent a quarter of a century helping people, many in dire need. And he didn't want to stop. A career in financial advice beckoned, putting his skills in finance (he started as an apprentice military accountant in the Royal Army Pay Corps in 1983) to good use in combination with his skillset as a solider, in his own words "highly disciplined, self-sufficient, and good at problem-solving". Looking back on his military career, which ended as an army Captain, his achievements are notable. He says: "During my 25 years, I...

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