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Hawksford refreshes leadership structure to facilitate corporate, private client and funds growth


Hawksford has refreshed its leadership structure to reflect increasing levels of corporate and fund administration activity and complement the company’s existing private client capabilities.

Three of Hawksford’s directors, Tim Cartwright, Julian Hayden and Mike Powell, whilst continuing to look after their client portfolios, will steer a technical and advisory committee to complement and enhance Hawksford’s already extensive and international client offering. 

In addition to their current responsibilities, Hawksford directors Steve Robinson and James Howe will take the lead on the corporate and private client offerings respectively, where they will have overall responsibility for their business area. 

The new leadership structure reflects the nature of the work Hawksford is undertaking on behalf of corporate, private client and fund clients globally and will allow the company to continue to pursue strategic international expansion. Hawksford has established and strengthened its presence in Singapore and Hong Kong over the past year. 

CEO Maxine Rawlins explains: ‘Hawksford is known for its long established history in the private client market but, in reality, clients require multi-jurisdictional structuring and flexibility across a wider spectrum of vehicles and operations which Hawksford has been providing for many years through comprehensive service offerings. Our new company structure accurately mirrors our client base, expertise and priorities and will help to facilitate further growth. The new leadership structure also leverages the strength in depth and experience of Hawksford’s directors.

Growing our corporate business is a particular focus for Hawksford. Steve Robinson has extensive experience of providing fiduciary and administration services to a wide range of international corporate structures which, combined with his strong management skills, make him the natural candidate to lead Hawksford’s corporate offering.’

Robinson says: ‘Hawksford has a robust corporate offering representing clients worldwide. The restructure provides the right framework to focus our investment in people; this is critical to ensure we continue to deliver impeccable client service in an increasingly complex regulatory landscape. I am looking forward to growing our corporate team and helping Hawksford to achieve its corporate ambitions.’

Howe, adds: ‘Hawksford’s corporate capabilities greatly complement our private client services, which remain a vital cornerstone of the company. Our new structure will give clients greater flexibility to access the wide range of services we offer across our three main business areas.’

Hawksford has 220 employees globally, with 75 dedicated corporate professionals offering company secretarial services, complex structuring, real estate structuring and succession planning for multi-jurisdictional global companies, as well as the provision of employee benefits trusts and executive solutions. Hawksford has extensive experience working with corporate clients worldwide, representing diverse industries including insurance, property, media, energy, shipping and manufacturing. 

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