First Names Group is pleased to announce the appointment of classic car expert James Haithwaite, who joins the business as a Client Services Director. His appointment is effective immediately.

An experienced fiduciary professional with over 25 years in the industry, James specialises in the management and curation of classic cars and spends much of his time in the UK, Europe and the United States on behalf of clients handling everything from purchases and sales, through arranging maintenance and restoration, to racing, transport, exhibition and storage. He is a fully qualified chartered secretary and holds memberships with both the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

In his role at First Names Group, James will lead a close-knit team of skilled private client practitioners with a focus on alternative assets for high-net-worth families. Commenting on his appointment, he said:

“I am delighted to be joining First Names Group and look forward to sharing my love of classic cars and to working closely with my new team to deliver the exceptional level of client service for which the Group is known. Things certainly move fast in this business as just next week I will be heading off to Florida to attend the prestigious classic car event, Amelia Island 2017 Concours D’Elegance.”

Ben Newman, Managing Director of First Names Group in Jersey, added:

“It gives me great pleasure to welcome James to the ‘First Names’ family. I have no doubts that his exceptional private client expertise, in particular in relation to the world of classic car curation, will be a great asset to the Jersey business and across the Group as a whole.”