Hawksford has appointed Moira Ashby as an associate director, bringing strength in depth to the company’s corporate team.  

Dr Ashby will be part of the team responsible for defining, building and growing Hawksford’s corporate business. A tax specialist, she has had extensive exposure to a large variety of corporate clients including trading businesses, banks and life assurers. Over the past nine years she has been involved with complex engagements ranging from UK and Jersey tax compliance through to structuring advice, transactions, due diligence and FATCA/CRS advisory.  

Dr Ashby joins Hawksford from Ernst & Young in Jersey where she worked for four years in the financial services tax team. Prior to this, she worked in the tax team for KPMG in Bristol.  

Hawksford director Steve Robinson said, ‘Growing and consolidating our corporate business is a particular focus for Hawksford. We have a strong and diverse portfolio of international corporate clients across a range of industries and Moira’s expertise will help us to accelerate our growth ambitions.’  

‘Hawksford is at an exciting and challenging time in its evolution, and I am very much looking forward to working with Steve and the corporate team to achieve the company’s long term objectives,’ added Dr Ashby.  

Dr Ashby has a BSc (hons), postgraduate diploma and PhD in mathematics. She is a qualified Chartered Tax Adviser and Chartered Accountant.  

Hawksford recently refreshed its structure to reflect increasing levels of corporate and fund administration activity and to complement the company’s existing private client capabilities. The new structure provides a clear framework for the company to further grow its corporate activity in key international markets.  

Hawksford has 220 employees globally, with 75 dedicated corporate professionals offering company secretarial services, complex structuring, real estate structuring and succession planning for multi-jurisdictional global companies, as well as the provision of employee benefits trusts and executive solutions. Hawksford has extensive experience working with corporate clients worldwide, representing diverse industries including insurance, property, media, energy, shipping and manufacturing.