We are a world-leading team of qualified trust and company professionals. It is our energy, intellect and integrity that sets our people and the service we deliver apart.

Martin Hall

Managing Director

Martin is Managing Director at Highvern. He has been involved at senior levels in the wealth management industry for over 20 years, having been responsible for investment management, private banking and trust businesses throughout that period.

As well as in London, Martin has worked for extended periods in Italy (he is Italian speaking), Switzerland and the Isle of Man. His previous experience included roles in international corporate & retail banking as well as in consumer & asset finance.

Martin holds a first class honours degree from the University of Warwick and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (FIoD).

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Naomi Rive

Group Director & Head of Family Office

Naomi is a Group Director and Head of Family Office Services at Highvern. A lawyer by training, Naomi was called to the English Bar in 1999 and re-qualified as a Jersey Advocate in 2003.

During her time as a Partner at offshore law firm, Appleby, Naomi provided wealth-structuring advice to high and ultra high net worth individuals, international private banks and trust companies. At Highvern, Naomi leads the business’ Family Office proposition as well as having oversight of all matters relating to fiduciary risk, standards and competency within the business. Naomi works closely with clients and their independent legal, tax and investment advisers to ensure the establishment and implementation of robust and sustainable wealth planning structures. Naomi has considerable experience of providing trustee services in connection with complex trust structures and sitting as a director on the boards of private trust companies. Naomi is a member of the board of directors of Highvern Trustees Limited, Chair to the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) in Jersey and sits on the Jersey Finance Trusts Law Working Party.

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Miles Le Cornu

Head of Private Client Services

Miles is Head of Private Client Services at Highvern and has over 30 years experience in the Trust industry, the majority of these in positions of senior management.

Miles is responsible for all aspects of private client administration, relationship management and development.

Prior to joining Highvern, Miles spent 18 years at BNP Paribas as head of all Wealth Management activities in Jersey. Whilst his career has provided him with the opportunity to work with wealthy families from all parts of the globe he has significant experience of working with families in the Middle East and  Asia, regions he has travelled to extensively.

Miles is a member of the board of directors of Highvern Trustees Limited, an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Financial Services and a fully qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP).

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Philip Carlton

Private Client Director

Philip is a Private Client Director at Highvern. Philip has 3 decades of experience as a Trustee in both Jersey and the UK, working exclusively in the Trust industry.

Philip works as an advisor to high and ultra high net worth clients, predominantly in the Middle East but also Russia and Central Europe. Philip’s expertise covers the UK taxation of offshore structures, particularly where the structures hold UK residential or commercial real estate.

Philip has a postgraduate award in leading operations and process management in the service sector  from Warwick Business School, and is a fully qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP).

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Simon Voisin

Private Client Director

Simon is a Private Client Director at Highvern. Simon has over 25 years experience in the Trust and Fiduciary industry having worked at independent and bank owned trust companies.

Previously head of a single family office, Simon has experience in overseeing a variety of structures and asset classes. At Highvern, Simon is responsible for a portfolio of high and ultra high net worth clients specialising in establishing and administering complicated structures for clients based primarily in the UK and Western Europe.

Simon is a fully qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP), and holds the certificate in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors (IoD).

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Sarah Weaver

Client Operations Director

Sarah is a Private Client Support Director at Highvern. Sarah has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry.

Sarah has significant experience in client administration and team management, previously managing a portfolio of structures for high and ultra high net worth clients based predominately in Asia and managing the Asia administration team for the last 10 years. Alongside the Highvern Trust Directors, Sarah is responsible for the development and maintenance of excellent client relationships on the administration teams, in addition to overseeing the client accountant and company secretarial functions.

Sarah holds a diploma in Offshore Finance and Administration with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

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Elaine Brady

Finance Director

Elaine is a Finance Director at Highvern. With 20 years experience working in the Financial Services sector, Elaine plays a key role in the management of Highvern, supporting the Board in shaping financial strategy and controlling daily financial activities and reporting.

Elaine is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (ACCA).

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Peter Skiming

Director of Risk (MLRO)

Peter is Head of Risk and Compliance and the Money Laundering Reporting Officer at Highvern. Peter has over 35 years experience in the trust industry as a professional trustee.

Peter previously managed a portfolio of structures for high and ultra high net worth clients, as well as overseeing the development of business Policies and Procedures, before specialising in fiduciary & operational risk.

Peter is a fully qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP), an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Banking, and a member of the International Compliance Association. 

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Marc Guillaume

Director of Advisory (MLCO)

Marc is Director of Advisory and the Money Laundering Compliance Officer at Highvern. Called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1993, and then the Bar of Jersey in 1998, Marc has over 25 years experience as a lawyer, and 20 years in the Trust industry.

During his career in private practice with a number of leading offshore law firms, Marc specialised in trust and private client work with an emphasis on establishing and developing complex family governance structures, including the use of private trust companies and foundations. At Highvern, Marc addresses issues relating to both fiduciary risk and the practical management of clients’ affairs.  Marc also has detailed knowledge of FATCA and CRS regimes and deals with their application to structures. 

Marc is a fully qualified member of both the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP) and the International Tax Planning Association (ITPA), and sits on the Jersey Finance Foundations Law Working Party.

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Jonathan Geary

Head of Technology and Communications

Jonathan is Head of Technology and Communications at Highvern. Jonathan is responsible for IT infrastructure, business applications, and communications networks.

With over 9 years experience in the Business Transformation team, Jonathan has gained a wealth of experience in the design, development, and implementation of strategic initiatives across the offshore trust business, as well as the day-to-day administration of a robust, performant IT platform.

Jonathan has a diploma from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, and is a Prince 2 Practitioner.

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Paula Hegarty

Head of HR and Facilities Management

Paula is Head of Human Resources & Facilities Management at Highvern. Paula has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry working in management positions in both Jersey and the Isle of Man.

At Highvern, Paula specialises in Operations, Process and Premises Management and Human Resources.

Paula is a student of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and has a Postgraduate Award in Leading Operations and Process Management in the Service Sector from the University of Warwick

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Domenique Le Cuirot

Executive Assistant

Domenique is Executive Assistant & Front of House Manager at Highvern. Domenique has over 20 years experience in providing all aspects of Trust and Company services to high and ultra high net worth clients and their advisers.

Domenique provides support to the Group Directors, acting as central co-ordinator of marketing activities, external agency liaison and Head of Human Resources support.

Domenique is studying towards a Certificate in Professional Marketing with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

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Jane Freer

Associate Director, Private Client Services

Jane is a Private Client Associate Director at Highvern. Jane has over 20 years experience in Trust and company administration and currently works predominately with UK and Western Europe high and ultra high net work clients, specialising in complex UK tax and investment portfolio holding structures.

Jane holds the Diploma in Trust and Estate Practice (DTEP) from the Institute of Financial Services (IFS).  

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Ross Collins

Associate director, private client services

Ross is a Private Client Associate Director in the Family Office Services Team at Highvern. With over 16 years experience in Trust, Ross has extensive knowledge in delivering professional governance and administration services to a predominantly Middle Eastern and US high and ultra high net worth client base.

Ross manages a varied portfolio of trust structures.

Ross is a fully qualified Chartered Secretary with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and is currently studying towards the Investment Management Certificate (IMC).

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Magdalena Gruell

associate director, Private Client Services

Magda is a Private Client Associate Director at Highvern. Magda has 8 years experience in Trust, having previously worked in the marketing and advertising industry.

Magda spent 4 years administering UK based structures before taking on a predominantly Middle Eastern high and ultra high net worth client base.

Magda is a fully qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP).

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Ian Moisan

Systems Manager

Ian Moisan is a Systems Manager at Highvern. Ian has over 30 years experience in both the Trust and Fiduciary sectors, working in a variety of senior positions for both private and institutional high and ultra high net worth clients.

Responsible for Highvern’s business and information systems, Ian utilises his extensive expertise in systems, platform integration and process improvement, focusing primarily on risk management and control.

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Carol Berns

Risk and Compliance Manager

Carol is a Risk and Compliance Manager at Highvern. Carol has 13 years experience in the banking sector and 7 years experience in the trust industry with knowledge in trust administration, property management and on-boarding.

At Highvern, Carol is responsible for fiduciary structure risk assessments and providing support to Private Client Services with regards to fiduciary standards competence, compliance, and reviewing client due diligence.

Carol is a fully qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP).

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Amanda Stephens

Client Operations Manager

Amanda is a Client Operations Manager at Highvern. Amanda has 20 years experience in trust administration, on-boarding and the development of structuring solutions.

More recently, Amanda has gained expertise in cross-jurisdictional tax reporting, specifically with FATCA and CRS.

Amanda is an Associate of the London Institute of Banking and Finance.

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Jayne Bizec

Risk and Compliance Manager

Jayne is a Risk Manager at Highvern. Jayne has over 37 years experience in the finance industry managing client service teams and dealing primarily with high and ultra high net worth clients and their structures, many of which had complex tax considerations and a variety of assets.

At Highvern, Jayne is responsible for reviewing structures’ adherence to business policies and procedures, ensuring all regulatory standards are met.

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Jennifer Waters

Risk and Compliance Manager

Jenny is a Risk and Compliance Manager at Highvern. Jenny has 11 years experience in the Trust and Company industry, beginning in Private Client Services before moving into a compliance role in 2014.

Jenny is responsible for reviewing structure's adherence to business policies and procedures, ensuring all regulatory standards are met.

Jenny is a fully qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP), holds an ICA Certificate in Anti Money Laundering and is currently studying towards an ICA International Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance.

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Aileen Craig

Trust Manager

Aileen is a Trust Manager at Highvern. Aileen has worked in various administrative roles within the Trust industry, ultimately moving to Private Client Services in 2004.

Aileen has 12 years experience working in Trust, administering a range of investment and property holding structures for high net worth individuals, mainly based in Asia.

Aileen is a fully qualified member of the Society and Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP).

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Carina Pires

Trust Manager

Carina is a Trust Manager at Highvern. Carina has over 20 years experience in the Trust industry working both in Jersey and Switzerland.

Carina speaks Portuguese and French fluently and manages a varied portfolio of predominantly UK and Western Europe based high and ultra high net worth clients, specialising in complex multi-jurisdictional structures. 

Carina has a diploma in International Finance and Administration with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

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David Le Roux

Trust Manager

David is a Trust Manager at Highvern and has 18 years experience in financial services, mainly in trust and fiduciary services but also in private banking and investments.

David is experienced in working with complex trust structures, managed companies, family office, private equity, limited partnerships and commercial property.

David holds a Diploma in Offshore Finance and Administration with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

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Mark Bouteloup

Trust Manager

Mark is a Trust Manager at Highvern. Mark has over 30 years experience in the Trust and Fiduciary Services industry in Jersey, and now works as a Trust Manager administering a portfolio of complex structures for predominantly high net worth Asian clients, in addition to providing technical support to his team.

Mark is a fully qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP).

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Nicola Linton

Trust Manager

Nicky is a Trust Manager at Highvern. Nicky has over 18 years experience in providing all aspects of Trust and Company services to high and ultra high net worth clients, predominantly based in the UK and Western Europe. 

Nicky administers a number of complex Trust and Company structures, consisting primarily of residential and commercial properties and investment portfolios. Nicky is a fully qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP).

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Nelson De Castro

Assistant Manager, Risk & Advisory

Nelson is an Assistant Manager at Highvern. Nelson has 9 years experience in the Trust industry, developing business policies and processes, supporting business risk appetite and providing project support for jurisdictional tax reporting, specifically FATCA & CRS.

Nelson holds a degree in Business management and a Foundation Certificate in International Trust Management. Nelson is also studying towards becoming a fully qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

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Wioletta Mielczarek

Assistant Trust Manager

Wioletta is an Assistant Trust Manager at Highvern. Wioletta has over 6 years experience in the Trust industry, administering a varied portfolio of investment and property holding structures for predominantly Middle Eastern and Central European high and ultra high net worth clients.

Wioletta is a fully qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP).

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Harriet Kinnaird

Assistant Trust Manager

Harriet is an Assistant Trust Manager at Highvern. Harriet has worked within the finance industry for 15 years, starting her career in Private Banking before transitioning to the Trust and Company industry.

Harriet specialises in the administration of residential and commercial real estate assets for predominantly UK based clients.

Harriet is studying towards becoming a fully qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP).

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William Lancaster

Assistant Trust Manager

William (Billy) is an Assistant Trust Manager at Highvern. Billy has 9 years experience in Trust with previous roles in on-boarding and company secretarial administration, as well as the administration of predominantly Middle Eastern based high and ultra high net worth clients.

Billy currently manages complex UK tax planning structures and UK resident non-domiciled clients, in addition to administrating a large family office structure.

Billy is a fully qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP).

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Samantha Moir

Senior Finance Administrator

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Ben Kemish

Senior Data Analyst

Ben is a Senior Data Analyst at Highvern. Ben has over 8 years experience in the Trust industry with knowledge of on-boarding, company secretarial and business transformation.

Ben currently manages Highvern’s core computing applications and the internal Helpdesk, and assists with various database matters and reports.

Ben is a qualified Microsoft Certified Database Associate and has a Certificate in Offshore Administration (COA).

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Nicola Cole

Senior Business Administrator

Nicola is a Senior Business Administrator at Highvern. Nicola has significant experience in ensuring that corporate businesses have world class facilities in order to support their client’s experience, as well as managing internal administration.

Nicola has a certificate in offshore administration (COA) and has a diploma in Accounting & Advanced Bookkeeping with the International Association of Bookkeepers.

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Hilary Le Var

Business Administrator

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Agnieszka Purgat

Trust Administrator

Agy is a Trust Administrator at Highvern. Agy spent 5 years working in the banking industry where she gained experience in customer services and investment administration for international wealth planners, before joining the Trust industry at Highvern.

Agy is currently studying towards her Diploma in Offshore Finance and Administration with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

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Flavia Serafini

Trust Administrator

Flavia is a Trust Administrator at Highvern. Flavia graduated from Roma Tre University with a Master’s degree in Business and Management.

Flavia joined the Trust industry assisting senior administrators with the management of trusts and other fiduciary vehicles, before developing her own portfolio of clients based predominantly in the Middle East and Central Europe.

Flavia has a certificate in International Trust Management and is currently studying towards becoming a fully qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

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Jack Barlow

Trust Administrator

Jack is a Trust Administrator at Highvern. Jack has 3 years experience in the Trust and fiduciary industry, administering a complex portfolio of residential & commercial property and investment holding structures for predominantly Middle Eastern and Central European based high and ultra high net worth clients.

Jack is currently studying towards a diploma in Offshore Finance and Administration with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

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Justyna Straiton

Trust Administrator

Justyna is a Trust Administrator at Highvern. Justyna worked in the retail banking sector before joining the Trust industry and now has 3 years experience in administering trust structures for high and ultra high net worth clients, currently specialising in real estate management.

Justyna has a Certificate in Offshore Administration (COA) and is currently studying towards a Diploma in International Finance and Administration with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

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Monica Ferreira

Trust Administrator

Monica is a Trust Administrator at Highvern. Monica has 14 years experience in the Trust industry, specialising in the administration of residential and commercial real estate assets.

Monica has considerable knowledge and experience in various property related matters for high and ultra high net worth clients.

Monica has a certificate in International Trust Management and is currently studying towards becoming a fully qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

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Rebecca Journeaux

Trust Administrator

Rebecca is a Trust Administrator at Highvern. Rebecca graduated from the University of Sussex with a law degree before joining Highvern.

Rebecca administers a portfolio of predominantly Asian based high and ultra high net worth clients.

Rebecca is currently studying towards becoming a qualified member of the Society and Trust and Estate Practitioners.

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Siobhan Roche

Trust Administrator

Siobhan is a Trust Administrator at Highvern. Prior to joining, Siobhan completed the International Baccalaureate and has also gained considerable experience across the customer service industry.

Siobhan assists senior administrators with the management of trusts and other fiduciary vehicles for predominantly UK and Western Europe high and ultra high net worth clients.

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Mollie Hegarty

Administrator, Client Operations

Mollie is a Client Operations Administrator at Highvern. Mollie joined Highvern after 6 years in the retail industry specialising in high end technology where she gained substantial experience in customer service and people management. Mollie provides support to Private Client Services as well as contributing to the management of Highvern’s secretarial duties.

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