HIGHVERN, global private wealth, corporate and fund administration services provider, has appointed Katie Douglas as an Associate Director in its Jersey private wealth team.

In her new role, Katie will be managing high-value client relationships and working on complex private wealth structures with an international client base. She will also be working closely with Richard Joynt, Head of Family Office, to support the wide array of services offered by HIGHVERN to its family office clients.

Katie brings a huge breadth of experience to HIGHVERN with a career in the trust and fiduciary sector spanning more than 18 years. She specialises in the administration and management of structures for high and ultra-high net worth families and has considerable experience of working with UK resident, non-domiciled clients.

She has previously been listed in eprivateclient’s Top 35 Under 35 private client practitioners, now known as the Next Gen Leaders list.

Katie said: “I am incredibly happy to have joined HIGHVERN which has such an excellent reputation within the industry. I look forward to making my mark in the firm, contributing to its first-class standards of client service and exceeding the expectations of our clients and their advisors.”

HIGHVERN Head of Private Wealth, Naomi Rive, said: “Katie’s impressive level of experience and knowledge of the private wealth services industry makes her an invaluable addition to our expanding team. Her appointment is an exciting step towards strengthening the service we provide and growing a team of talented and ambitious private wealth leaders.”

HIGHVERN has gained further recognition from industry bodies this year, being named as Independent Trust Company of the year in eprivateclient’s Excellence Awards and being shortlisted for a 2023 STEP Private Client Award as a mid-sized Trust Company.