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 Riyadh, building on the insights and success of these events since 2018.

Our events aim to offer insight and inspiration from a range of experts, while enabling women in leadership to support each other by connecting and building global networks.

Delegates at this women-only event will hear keynotes from Jersey Finance’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Amy Bryant, and Nouf Aldakhil, Head of the CEO Office at King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD), and the following female business leaders and authorities in their fields who will share their experiences and insights in the financial services industry in a panel discussion.

• Charlotte Evans-Tipping, Partner, Forsters London
• Alia Haskouri, Director – Head of UAE, JTC
• Gemma Davies, Associate Director – Business Development, Praxis

We encourage you to reserve your place early for our Riyadh ‘Perspectives: Women in Leadership’ event.

For more information or if you have any questions regarding accessibility at the event, 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.

Nouf Aldakhil

Nouf Aldakhil Head of the CEO Office at King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD)

Nouf Aldakhil is the Head of the CEO Office at King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD). She has a diverse experience in leading special projects, managing teams, and developing strategies across various sectors. She has successfully planned and executed projects that resulted in productivity improvements. She has also built and maintained strong relationships with key stakeholders, partners, and clients. She holds a Bachelor in Fine Art from Syracuse University, New York. Her work stream has diverted from the Fine Art where she mastered the art of project management. She has several certificates in project management, business development, strategic thinking, and leadership from prestigious institutions such as Project Management Institute, University of Michigan, Imperial College London, and Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

Alia Haskouri

Alia Haskouri Director – Head of UAE, JTC

Alia is Director and Head of JTC’s Dubai and Abu Dhabi Offices. Alia joined JTC’s Private Client Services division in 2020 as an Associate Director. Prior to joining JTC, Alia spent the previous five and half years of her career at Intertrust Dubai. Alia is responsible for maintaining and managing client relationships, the management of corporate structures and business development in the GCC region. Alia has been named in Citywealth’s Power Woman Awards in 2021 as a Rising Star.

Charlotte Evans-Tipping

Charlotte Evans-Tipping Partner, Forsters London

Charlotte is a Partner in Forsters’ Private Client team. She advises high net worth international individuals, families, trustees, beneficiaries, family offices and private banks on estate and succession planning, trust law and personal taxation. Her work focuses on the creation of wealth structures that are bespoke to the international individuals and families that she works with. This involves the creation and structuring of trusts, family governance, succession planning, residence, domicile and general UK tax planning work. Charlotte has particular expertise in advising clients from the Middle East in this field. Charlotte also has experience in wealth protection, risk analysis and defensive structuring. This work includes undertaking reviews of existing structures in order to identify weaknesses that would render them vulnerable to attack by third parties, regulatory authorities or other family members. Described as “relentlessly hard-working and brilliantly insightful”.

Gemma Davies

Gemma Davies Associate Director - Business Development, Praxis

Gemma joined Praxis in March 2023 as part of the Group’s global business development team. She has over 20 years' experience working in the trust industry and has advised on and administered a wide range of complex structures and multi-jurisdictional portfolios for high-net-worth individuals and their families. Previously Head of Private Clients for an independent trust company, Gemma is committed to delivering a high-quality, proactive approach to assist individual clients, families, introducers and intermediaries. Gemma frequently travels to London and the North-West and works with the Group to develop the business across our office network. She successfully completed the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioner (STEP) Diploma in International Trust Management in 2012, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management in 2010, and the Institute of Leadership and Management Certificate (ILM) in Team Leadership in 2008.


Praxis is an independent, leading provider of bespoke private wealth and corporate services to companies, individuals and families across the world.

Our clients’ interests are at the forefront of everything we do, and we are focused on adding value at each opportunity. This approach has shaped our reputation for innovation and service for over 50 years.

The Group’s expertise and experience are sustained by recruiting and retaining the brightest and best, and creating a culture that allows them to thrive.

We take the long-term view, knowing that the ongoing success of our business rests on the trust we build by nurturing lasting relationships.





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



Panel Discussion

6.30 pm
7.10 pm

Closing Remarks 


Networking Reception 

7.15 pm
8.30 pm

Event Ends 

Venue: Le Meridien, Riyadh