Hawksford has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Steve Spybey as operations director.
Mr Spybey, who joins Hawksford after 11 years at Ernst & Young, will be responsible for the efficient operation of the business as well as providing support for business growth and overseas projects.
The role of operations director is a new position at Hawksford.
Chief executive of Hawksford, Maxine Rawlins, commented: ‘I am delighted that Steve is joining Hawksford. Steve brings with him over a decade of experience in the offshore finance industry and significant experience. His skills will be vital to Hawksford during this exciting period of growth for our business.’
Mr Spybey joined Ernst & Young in 2002, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. During his time at Ernst & Young Mr Spybey worked with a range of local and international clients and on projects such as devising risk management frameworks, business restructuring, remediation, internal audits and reporting on the effectiveness of control environments.
Mr Spybey is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and of the Institute of Directors (IoD). He holds the IoD Diploma in Company Direction and is also treasurer of the IoD Jersey branch.
Mr Spybey is looking forward to the challenge of his new role: ‘I hope to use the management and business development skills I have gained over the past 11 years to ensure the smooth running of the business and to assist with Hawksford’s continued growth and expansion into new jurisdictions. Hawksford has established a strong reputation in its chosen markets; I hope my contribution to the business will assist Hawksford in improving this further.’
Hawksford is an independent wealth structuring company specialising in preserving and enhancing wealth. Clients range from small and large corporates to ultra high net worth individuals. Through its offices in Jersey, Switzerland, Singapore and the UAE, and through its wider global network, Hawksford offers trusts, companies, foundations, partnerships, family offices, investment fund administration, succession planning and employee solutions.
Hawksford was crowned Owner-Managed Trust Company of the Year 2012/2013 at the STEP Private Client Awards and won the same award in 2010/2011. In 2011 Hawksford was recognised as Trust Company of the Year at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards and was shortlisted for the same accolade in 2012 and again in 2014. Hawksford was recognised in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 by Private Client Practitioner, as a Top 25 Trust Company in its annual listing.