Led by Jersey Finance’s Director – GCC, An Kelles – we are delighted to host, once again, one of our Perspectives: Women in Leadership series of events in Dubai, building on the insights and success of these events since 2018.

Our inaugural event “A View from the Top” broadened our focus beyond wealth management to explore the perspectives and experience offered by today’s women in leadership, globally, working across multiple business sectors and regions.

Now we are seeing the continued growth of women’s key leadership roles in the workforce. Our events aim to tap into this rich source of inspiration, expertise and insight, whilst enabling women in leadership to support each other by connecting and building global networks.

These events will hear from female business leaders and authorities in their field discussing their experience and insights in the financial services industry.

We encourage you to reserve your place early at our Dubai Perspectives: Women in Leadership event.

For more information, please contact a member of our events team.


Amy Bryant › Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Jersey Finance
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Amy is Deputy Chief Executive of Jersey Finance. Amy joined Jersey Finance in 2011, becoming Chief Operating Officer in January 2014 and assumed her current role in September 2017. Amy also retains an active position leading the Strategic Projects team which undertakes projects and initiatives to develop the financial services industry in the Island.

Amy was born and educated in Jersey and subsequently went on to study at Durham University where she graduated with an honours degree in Natural Sciences.

Previous to Jersey Finance, Amy worked for PwC in the Channel Islands where she specialised in the taxation of offshore funds and Jersey corporate vehicles and provided international structuring advice to a global client base. Whilst working within the tax team, Amy was admitted to the Chartered Institute of Taxation as a Chartered Tax Advisor. Amy initially qualified as a chartered accountant within PwC’s Assurance team working on the audits of a number of banks, financial institutions and public sector bodies.

An Kelles › Director – GCC, Jersey Finance
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An joined Jersey Finance in May 2016 as the Business Development Director for Asia and is now based in our Middle East Regional Hub office, in the DIFC in Dubai.

An studied law in Belgium at the University of Leuven including one Erasmus exchange year at Queen Mary and Westfield College in London. She subsequently did an LLM in international business law at Trinity College Dublin.

An qualified as a lawyer in Belgium before moving to Dublin to work in the international business team of the law firm Matheson. In 2009, she went to work for ATC Corporate Services in Luxembourg as a corporate lawyer and later as a business unit manager. After a shareholding change in 2013, ATC Corporate Services merged with the Intertrust Group. An joined the Intertrust Hong Kong office in 2014 as a business unit director for the European and the Private Equity team.

Lori Baker

Lori Baker Vice President, Legal & Director of Data Protection - DIFC

Lori Baker, FIP, Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Data Protection and Privacy, is an experienced attorney with expertise in data protection and regulatory compliance, as well as broad practice in commercial contracting. She is qualified in both the USA (in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania) and the UK, and is a Fellow of Information Privacy as certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Lori now provides data protection and regulatory compliance (AML, economic substance and common reporting standard) strategy and support in one of the leading financial centers in the MEASA region, while in her own time she writes and speaks on various data protection and compliance topics. Prior to relocating to Dubai in 2016, Lori was based in London for 10 years.

Mydia Omar

Mydia Omar Tax Lawyer - Al Tamimi & Co

Midya is a tax lawyer with 8 years of experience advising private clients, business owners and corporate structures of international tax matters. She specialises in advising HNW individuals, family businesses and family offices in international tax matters. Prior to joining Al Tamimi, Midya worked for a prestigious tax consulting firm in Dubai where she was focusing on corporate taxation and private client services including regional and cross-border tax matters including establishing business, transparency, restructuring of ownership, setting up Family Office, succession planning by using trust / foundation and asset protection. She has also worked in Stockholm, Sweden for one of the Big 4 firms and the Swedish Tax Authorities.

Janice Callander

Janice Callander Director, Private Wealth - IQ-EQ

Janice is a law graduate starting out as a trustee some 20 years ago pursuant an earlier career in publishing and running her own business. Janice’s vocational qualifications were earned via the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and International Compliance Association. Her own family having had interests in a variety of different jurisdictions, she is well versed in dealing with international assets and assists wealthy families in matters of dynastic importance - succession planning, asset protection, family governance and philanthropy. Janice is a Director in one of the Private Wealth departments and heads a team providing virtual family office services to a significant single family office.

Katherine Neal

Katherine Neal Head of Employee Incentives, Private Wealth Jersey - Ogier

Katherine advises professional trustees, settlors and beneficiaries on matters relevant to trusts and foundations, including drafting trust deeds and advising on complex structures including employee reward schemes, JPUTs and pensions. Katherine joined Ogier in 2012 having previously been a Partner at Harvey Ingram Shakespeare; working in their Leicester and Birmingham offices advising a variety of high net worth private, charitable and commercial clients on contentious and non-contentious issues. Katherine graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA Hons in Law and French and completed her academic training at College of Law, York. Katherine is a member of the International Pension and Employee Benefit Association Lawyers (IPEBLA), the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS), the working party for charities legislation in Jersey and until leaving the UK in 2012 was the Vice Chair of the Law Society of England and Wales Private Client Section.


IQ-EQ is a leading investor services group that brings together a rare combination of global technical expertise and deep understanding of client needs. With over 4,000 people across 24 jurisdictions and more than $500 billion in assets under administration, we have the know-how and the ‘know you’ to provide a comprehensive range of administration, compliance, asset and advisory services to multinational companies, fund managers, private clients and family offices operating worldwide.

From simple to more sophisticated structures established for succession purposes, asset protection, family governance, confidentiality or employee benefits, international law firm Ogier’s Private Wealth team is focused on providing the right advice for each client.

Described by leading legal directory Chambers as “the go-to firm on the island for Jersey private client expertise”, we were named private client team of the year twice in 2022, by both Chambers and eprivateclient. Our global team is also the only offshore Private Wealth team to be ranked top tier by the leading directories across every jurisdiction where we provide private client services.





5.30 pm

Registration and Networking


Welcome and Introduction 

  • An Kelles, Director – GCC – Jersey Finance
  • Amy Bryant, Deputy Chief Executive Officer – Jersey Finance
6.00 pm
6.15 pm


  • Lori Baker, Vice President, Legal & Director of Data Protection – DIFC

Panel discussion

  • Mydia Omar, Tax Lawyer – Al Tamimi & Co
  • Janice Callander, Director, Private Wealth – IQ-EQ
  • Katherine Neal, Head of Employee Incentives, Private Wealth Jersey – Ogier
6.30 pm
7.10 pm

Closing remarks 


Networking Reception 

7.15 pm
8.30 pm

Event Ends 

Venue: The Ritz Carlton DIFC, Dubai