Lee Irvine

Last Updated:    April 10, 2020

Residing In:    Inanda Ext 1, Sandton, Gauteng South Africa

Email address:    lee.irvine@icon.co.za

Education:    Matric exemption 1962 (much to the surprise of several teachers)
C. I. S.
Institute of Marketing Management Diploma
A E P (Unisa)
Several part-time course diplomas

Spouse/Partner    Met Helen on the Edinburgh Castle in 1969 en route to play County Cricket. Married in 1970.
She grew up in East London (Head Prefect of the Sacred Heart Convent) and graduated at Rhodes University.
Became Personnel Manager of the O K Bazaars Head Office before leaving in 1977 to have children.
Started a Recruitment and Search business from home in 1980 and still retains a few select clients.
A bridge fanatic who would play 8 days a week if possible.

Children/Family:    Andrew born in 1977, graduated from Pridwin Prep, Hilton College and Wits University, where he also captained the cricket team.
Survived Hodgkins lymphoma in 2002.
Spent 8 years with A C Nielsen, then 9 as Digital Manager, Sony Music and after doing it as an independent is now senior manager digital at Vodacom.
Married to Heather, currently Competition Law Partner at Bowmans Attorneys.
Non Hodgkins 2015 survivor.
One son, Matthew born September 21, 2014.

Nicholas born in 1979, educated at Pridwin Prep, St. John's College, Rhodes and Midrand Universities. After several years in financial services, banking and property auction industries, and five years as Industrial Property Broker with Swindon Property Brokers in Joburg and Eastern Cape, is now looking to add to this.
Has completed 4 Iron Man events and 2 Comrades marathons, plus he was a successful cricket coach with Wits University and Old Edwardian cricket clubs.

Occupation(s)    After 30 years in the trade finance industry, sold Irvine International Trade Finance (Pty) Ltd. to JSE listed company.
Saw out service contract then spent 4 years with Nedbank managing several projects.
After 9 years as a Partner of wealth management group Citadel Investment Services Ltd and 3 years with Prescient Ltd., is now Head of Business Development at Classic Private Wealth, a boutique wealth advisory business.
Joburg has been good to me and I have no plans to retire at the coast (at least not in the foreseeable future), specially with a son and grandson also here.

Hobbies/Interests:    Try to keep fit and also play golf weekly out of Johannesburg Country Club, currently off 5 handicap.
Keep a superficial interest in cricket, golf and rugby.
Support The Lions Rugby Team and follow sport on TV.
Am an avid game and bird watcher (although not in John Thompson's league), and an enthusiastic amateur wine drinker.

School Story:    Matriculated 1962... seems like yesterday.
Generally enjoyable and certainly character building, D H S retains a warm spot in my heart.
Choosing one stand out memory is not easy, but perhaps Archie Bruton deciding to bunk Dusty Raper's Latin class in the Standard 9 prefabs by hiding in the cupboard up front was it. He forgot that it was a double lesson, got cramp after about an hour, burst out onto the floor and told Dusty that he had been looking for a book... Archie you legend...!
Or when Cohen and Robertson tried to gersh Izak van Heerden that same year, only for him to grab them by the hair, bash their heads together and throw them out of the window...luckily for them the distance to the ground was only about 2 metres...

Comments:    Thoroughly enjoy reading classmates' content in the website... it brings back many fond memories..


 
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15/03/11 02:09 PM #1    

Terence Dowdall

Hi Lee - thanks for your note - I didn't realise you had a hard-core job as well - thought cricketers got rich on cricket and thereafter lived a gentleman's life on their fixed investments. You have very good-looking children, and a garden to die for, so hopefully those are the fruits of a life well spent. I liked the cupboard story - it's up there with the bloke that dared to gersh Oellermann.


04/10/17 09:24 AM #2    

Lee Irvine

Family holiday at Kruger August 2017


04/10/17 09:44 AM #3    

Lee Irvine

Matthew Irvine, the 3 year old grandson


12/10/17 06:15 PM #4    

Mike Johnston

Gret photos Lee,   Kruger Park & Grandkinds will always evoke Very Special Memories.  ^^

 


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