Torney Family Fund

From teaching to financial planning, Hayden and Sally Torney have been successful high achievers, who still manage to find the time to be active contributors to their community. Education is one of their main interests and they also support community-based organisations focusing on youth and the disadvantaged. Hayden and Sally give generously to the Geelong Community Foundation.

Hayden was born and grew up in Clunes, but has lived in Jan Juc since 1973. He completed his secondary schooling in Maryborough and completed a BEcon. and a Dip.Ed at Monash University. He taught economics and legal studies at Oberon High for 12 years and five years at North Geelong High School. While at Oberon, Hayden met Sally Moir, of Beaumaris, who had completed her Higher Diploma of Teaching – Physical Education at Melbourne University. After teaching in Melbourne, Sally was appointed to Oberon in 1978, teaching Phys Ed for four years. Sally was also a very talented sportswoman who represented Australia as a hurdler at the Christchurch Commonwealth Games in 1974. Following their marriage in 1982, Hayden and Sally lived in Jan Juc. Hayden has been a long term and active member of the Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club since joining in 1973, serving many years on the committee including terms as Club Captain, Club President and has been honoured as a Life Member. Sally has been active on the School Council of Torquay Primary School, Torquay Golf Club and is a volunteer with Very Special Kids, Torquay.

In 1989, Hayden left teaching and with Sally started Muirfield Financial Services Pty Ltd. They have built Muirfield into a very successful financial planning organisation specialising in meeting the needs of clients aged over 55. From two original employees, the organisation has grown to 12 who service clients in superannuation, Centrelink matters, aged care issues and retirement income streams. Hayden was formerly a Committee member of the Geelong Chapter of the Financial Planning Association.

Hayden and Sally have three married children, all of whom have returned to the Surf Coast after tertiary studies and subsequent work in Melbourne and Sydney. Andrew and Matthew are both Certified Financial Planners and joined Muirfield Financial Services in 2016 and 2014 respectively as Hayden approached retirement. Georgia completed her Early Childhood Development degree and like her parents before her, has embarked on a career in teaching at Geelong College.

Hayden has been a Board Director of the Geelong Community Foundation since 2014 and is former Chair.