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First Names Group adds Client Services Director to Guernsey team

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First Names Group, a provider of trust, corporate and fund administration services, has appointed Alasdair McLaren as a Client Services Director in Guernsey.

In his new role, McLaren will be responsible for a portfolio of international clients and developing new business. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the role, with over 25 years’ experience in the offshore trust industry. 

A qualified Chartered Accountant, McLaren holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Accountancy from the University of Aberdeen. He is very active in the local business community, chairing the Guernsey Association of Trustees and the Guernsey International Business Association technical committees. He is also a member of ICAS – Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, a Chartered FCSI – Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, a member of the IoD – Institute of Directors and a committee member of the STEP – Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Council and its Guernsey branch.

First Names Group has nearly 650 ‘First Names’ operating in 14 strategic locations. 

Speaking about his new appointment McLaren says: “I am delighted to be joining First Names Group. I am excited by the opportunities of being part of a much wider Group presence and to be returning to a client facing role. The organisation has achieved fantastic results in the last couple of years thanks to a talented team approach and has earned a very solid reputation. I strongly believe that the Group’s commitment to client care and a personal approach will only build on that reputation.”

David Preston, Managing Director of First Names, says: “I am delighted to welcome Alasdair to the Group. We are expanding our services and it is imperative we have a strong leadership team driving our growth. Alasdair is extremely experienced and well known within the industry and I am sure he will be fundamental to our continued success.”

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