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. Community health is one of their interests and they also support youth and disadvantaged young people through community-based organisations. Hayden and Sally also 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 5 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 and is a volunteer with Very Special Kids, Torquay. In 1989, Hayden left teaching and with Sally started Muirfield Financial Services Pty Ltd.
Over 25 years they have built Muirfield into a very successful financial planning organisation specialising in meeting the needs of clients over 55. From two original employees, the organisation has grown to twelve who service clients in superannuation, Centrelink matters, aged care issues and retirement income streams. Hayden is a Committee member of the Geelong Chapter of the Financial Planning Association. Hayden and Sally have three children, Andrew who works as a financial planner in Melbourne, Matthew who after working in investment administration for DKN and MLC for 6 years joined Muirfield in 2014, while Georgia has completed her Early Childhood Development degree and like her parents before her, has embarked on a career in teaching.