Bedell Trust announces series of appointments

02 Oct 2015

Bedell Trust has strengthened its private wealth management team and made nearly 20 promotions across the business including directors, senior managers and trust officers.

A trust professional with substantial experience, Prapa Pearce has joined the private wealth management team as a trust director. Prapa, a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, has a career of nearly 20 years in international financial services including a period as a tax specialist and as director at a major local trust company for nine years. Her experience handling the complex needs of a diverse portfolio of clients including high net worth individuals and international companies, further enhances the capabilities and expertise of Bedell Trust’s private wealth offering.

Those promoted include Claire Drummond, who has been appointed a trust director in the employee benefits team, Tim Trott, now an associate director in the London office and Amy Collins, who becomes an associate director with Bedell Family Office. Amy and Samantha Symons, currently a director of the private wealth management team, were this year included in eprivateclient’s annual ‘Top 35 Under 35’ list of rising stars of the private wealth industry.

Lee Anderson, Karen Morris, Joe Conway, Frankie Pritchard and Paul McGuiness have been promoted to management positions in Bedell’s Jersey headquarters and Michael Houlihan in the Dublin office.

Emma Seal, Samantha Guy and Alice Gouyet from the private wealth team and Laurel Syvret from the employee benefits division are promoted to senior trust officer in Jersey alongside Tara Dufty, based in London, while Emma Le Boutillier becomes a senior fund administrator. Jersey based Kristy Nicolle, Jenna Murphy and Catherine Bell have also been promoted to new fund administration roles and Gemma Esterson to trust officer.

Welcoming Prapa to the company and adding his congratulations to all those to gain promotion, Nick Cawley, CEO Bedell Trust, said:

"I’m delighted that we have been able to recognise the contribution of so many during an exciting period in the growth of the company. Investment in our people remains a key component in our strategy and during the last three years, nearly 50 have gained promotion across all levels of the business, highlighting the quality and depth of talent within our teams.

In the last 12 months, we have continued to make significant progress across all our business lines including an expanded presence in Asian markets, following the acquisition of a majority stake in Singapore Trust Company and renewed investment in IT systems and software to both enhance efficiencies and reinforce our commitment to premium client service. Further developments are planned as we position ourselves as an award winning market leader in the provision of fiduciary, funds and corporate services to clients world-wide."