A chartered accountant with more than 23 years’ experience in financial services in Jersey will join Hawksford in August as finance director.
Andrew Bennett joins the firm from Nordic Capital, a leader in Northern European and Healthcare private equity investments, where he was managing director of Nordic Capital Limited for six years. Prior to this he was a director at Standard Bank Fund Administration Jersey Limited, and previously he was with EY.
‘Hawksford is forward-thinking and has established a strong reputation for its expertise and client service – I am delighted to be joining the dynamic team. I hope that the experience I bring to role will further enhance Hawksford’s position and add to its continued success,’ said Mr Bennett, a chartered accountant since 1993.
Hawksford chief executive, Maxine Rawlins, added: ‘Andrew brings great experience to Hawksford. He understands the importance of engaging others and has a thorough understanding of all aspects of private equity ownership. He is a finance professional with one eye on the detail and another on the bigger picture.’
Mr Bennett has broad and deep knowledge of all aspects of the offshore financial services industry. He lists, among his biggest achievements, the establishment of Nordic Capital Limited.
‘In just over six years I built an agile business that changed, when necessary, in order to meet the needs of our clients, our organisation and the broader business environment,’ he said.
Having moved to Jersey in 1980, Mr Bennett was educated at Victoria College and is an Accounting and Finance graduate. He has two young children and enjoys cycling, scuba diving and live music.