Our first names



Selu Mdlalose is a Client Services Director for First Names Group in the Isle of Man.

Selu is tasked with leading and developing a team of client service professionals. He provides invaluable support helping to grow the Group’s business by expanding client relationships and identifying new business opportunities. With more than a decade’s experience in fiduciary services, he is a clear and consistent communicator who offers indispensable insight into cultural diversity.

Excellence means doing the best we can with what we have.

A strong track record of professional achievement and leadership ability combined with experience in accounting, auditing, banking and captive insurance has led to Selu being an effective collaborator and a confident decision-maker. Selu earned two Honours degrees in accounting before qualifying with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe in 2001. He has also been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) since 2006.

Selu combines entrepreneurial experience with an exceptional relational approach to help clients set and achieve their goals. Happy to embrace both risk and change, he is always careful to evaluate the options before committing to a plan of action. Once a decision is made however, he does whatever is necessary to get the job done. Working hard comes with the territory, a characteristic he appreciates in Gary Hepburn who drives the business forward without ever losing sight of the value of First Names people.


A retired rugby international, Selu is still passionate about sport, particularly rugby union. With the broadest range of taste in food, music and travel, there is always plenty to keep him occupied. Although returning to the stunning scenery of Victoria Falls remains his firm favourite, Selu wants to venture further afield to South America with his wife and two daughters.