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Hawksford appoints Group Chief Commercial Officer


Hawksford, a provider of corporate, private client and funds services, has appointed Gavin Wilkins as Group Chief Commercial Officer.

Wilkins, who joined Hawksford as Global Head of Client and Intermediary Relationships in 2020, will play a strategic role in shaping the future of the business, including the development of new markets and broadening Hawksford’s client service offering. Wilkins will be active in all of Hawksford’s key markets working closely with clients, intermediary partners and stakeholders. 

Following the completion of STAR Capital as Hawksford’s majority investor, Gavin will help the company to deliver on its organic growth and international business strategy.  

The position will draw on Wilkins’ deep international, technical and client experience formed over two decades and across a broad range of asset classes, private and regulated investment structures and international capital markets including the London Stock Exchange, AIM, Aquis and Euronext.

“I am delighted to play a part in the next chapter of the Hawksford story. In recent months we have announced a new majority investor in STAR Capital alongside significant new hires and well-deserved promotions. We have a brilliant team and fantastic clients and I am looking forward to working hard with all of them as we continue to grow and offer even more to our valued clients and partners,” says Wilkins.

Michel van Leeuwen, Hawksford Group Chief Executive, says: “Gavin’s rich and extensive international experience includes Asia and the Middle East which are key existing growth markets for Hawksford as we chart an accelerated growth trajectory. There is a real optimism within the business as we look to evolve and cement our international scope, broaden our offering and strengthen client relationships.”

Wilkins currently serves on the executive and trade & investment committees of the British Malaysian Society. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a first class honours degree from the University of Glasgow.

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