Hawksford Group has appointed Jerseyman Grant Osborn-Smith as Swiss office manager.

In his new role, Jerseyman Mr Osborn-Smith, will be dividing his time between Jersey and Zurich and will be responsible for setting up the processes and procedures for a growing Swiss client base.

Mr Osborn-Smith, 47, who was educated at St Michael's school before studying at Eton College and Bristol University, began his career as a chartered accountant in Jersey. After moving into the trust sector, where he gained more than 12 years of experience, he then moved to Switzerland to set up a Zurich office for Rawlinson and Hunter. After establishing another trust company in 2009, STM Swiss, he then spent a year on sabbatical, working in the commercial sector.