Global corporate, private client and fund services provider, Hawksford, has bolstered its Private Client Services team with the addition of three new senior hires. Jennie Ekedahl has joined as Managing Director of Private Client Services, while Tony Simao joins as Director and Lesley O’Neill as Associate Director.

The appointments will see Hawksford – which was recently named as one of the 2022 eprivateclient Top Trust Companies – strengthen its private client offering, further supporting the group’s overall growth strategy. They follow a year of expansion for Hawksford, after the acquisition of two international corporate services providers, driving further growth in new and existing global markets.
Jennie Ekedahl boasts more than 27 years of experience in the corporate, private client and funds sector. She spent several years working as Managing Director of Citco Jersey Limited, where she gained valuable experience working with colleagues across 45 jurisdictions.
Working within Hawksford’s family office department, Tony Simao will have oversight of a team of eight people managing a diverse range of assets for high net worth (HNW) and ultra-high net worth (UHNW) clients globally. He is STEP qualified and brings more than 20 years of experience in the establishment and administration of bespoke structures.

Lesley O’Neill, who has more than 18 years of experience in private client and family office services, will be assisting with the management of a team of administrators working on a diverse portfolio of clients for HNW and UHNW individuals.

Darren Kelland, Global Head of Private Client Services at Hawksford, commented:

“Against a backdrop of macroeconomic challenges, Hawksford continues to expand through both the development of our core business and by strategic acquisition. We have taken the opportunity to strengthen our team in recognition of this growth and I am pleased to have the support of my fellow board members and our shareholders to make further investment in our business.

“I am delighted to welcome Jennie, Tony and Lesley to Hawksford. We have already benefitted from the experience and energy they bring and I look forward to working with each of them.”

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