LOCAL fiduciary firm Saffery Champness has promoted Philip Radford, a senior trust manager, to the role of director.
With more than 20 years’ experience in Guernsey’s trust industry, Mr Radford previously worked in leading bank-owned trust companies, dealing extensively with property entrepreneurs and also Middle Eastern clients and their advisors, building an understanding of their cultural and business issues.
Having worked at Saffery Champness for four years, Mr Radford’s role has seen him responsible for a team that establishes, administers and manages a variety of offshore structures, working with clients from a wide range of jurisdictions. With extensive experience in dealing with listed investments, Mr Radford has also played a key role in the development of the investment risk committee, which he currently heads.
Born and educated in Guernsey, Mr Radford is a qualified member of STEP. He sits on the boards of several property investment and development companies, dealing with both residential and commercial property, from which he has gained a wide range of experience of dealing with structures and issues relating to property.
Nick Batiste, who was appointed to managing director of Saffery Champness on 1 April, said: “Philip’s experience and understanding of the industry will further strengthen our board of directors.
“Philip has demonstrated considerable expertise in his time with the firm. His promotion to director demonstrates our commitment to the company’s growth and continued focus on providing the best service for our clients.”
Mr Radford said: “I am pleased to be contributing to the continuing development of Saffery Champness and I am confident in our ability to deliver market leading service and solutions to the trust industry.”