Highvern has made another senior hire as it continues to build its presence in London, appointing Ava Gallagher as Associate Client Director. Ava joins the award-winning fiduciary and fund services provider as it continues to grow, taking responsibility for developing contacts and business in the UK as well as growing the corporate services arm of the organisation.

Ava has over 12 years experience working in international administration with a range of corporate and institutional clients and across alternative investments funds and private client structures. She also brings a valuable skill set in business development and experience in the expansion of operations. She is a qualified Chartered Secretary and an Associate of ICSA.

Ava said: “I’m thrilled to join the Highvern team at this pivotal point in its growth. At this stage in my career, Highvern’s focus on technological innovation, setting new standards in the administration market and having exceptional client service at the heart of its organisation perfectly aligns with my own passions and approach. I’m very excited to contribute to developing the corporate services proposition and to continue promoting Highvern’s excellent reputation into the UK market.”

Naomi Rive, Group Director and Head of Private Wealth at Highvern, said: “Having recently made a number of strategic appointments within our team we are very well placed to offer a superior and competitive service. Our unique offering has attracted much interest in the industry, great clients, and we are appealing to the top talent, such as Ava, joining us too. Her expertise in client service and developing business opportunities will help to build more awareness of our services and the value we bring. We will continue to do things a little differently as we grow whilst maintaining our more bespoke, personal service for our clients.”

Highvern opened its London office earlier this year, extending its footprint to service UK based private capital and structuring requirements. The company has over 70 professionals in its team and has been recognised as Boutique Trust Company of the Year at the Magic Circle Awards as well as listed once again in eprivateclient’s Top Trust Companies for 2021.