Edward Thorogood and Giles Johnstone-Scott have been promoted to director roles at Elian.  

Edward Thorogood has been appointed to the newly created role of director of strategy. Working closely with Elian chief executive officer Paul Willing, he will be responsible for supporting the executive team in the development, governance and execution of Elian’s strategy, including acquisitions, special projects and growth into new jurisdictions. Prior to this he worked as an associate director within Elian’s Operations and Fund Services.  

Mr Thorogood, who will continue to sit on the board of a number of funds clients, has been instrumental in a series of strategic activities, including the successful management buyout from Ogier, the acquisition of Allied Trust, and the recent acquisition and on going integration of SFM Europe.  

Giles Johnstone-Scott has been appointed to director of funds. He is responsible for the administration of a number of private equity funds and corporate structures and is part of the management team responsible for the ongoing operations of Elian Fund Services.  

Mr Johnstone-Scott has 10 years’ experience in the offshore financial services industry, particularly within the private equity, venture capital and mezzanine funds areas. Mr Johnstone-Scott joined the company in 2008, having previously worked at Kleinwort Benson and Mourant du Feu & Jeune. He holds the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators diploma in offshore finance and administration.  

Elian CEO Paul Willing commented: ‘Edward and Giles are highly respected and long serving members of the Elian team; I am particularly pleased to recognise employees who have made such a meaningful impression. Their promotions are a result of their outstanding individual contributions to our current success and the continued growth we are confident they can each deliver in their new roles.’