The funds’ team at Hawksford will be strengthened by the appointment of a new associate director with a proven track record in the funds’ area.  

Claire Keeney has joined the firm from Whitmill Trust, where she established and headed up the funds team for five years.  

‘My ambition is to make Hawksford’s fund administration team a pre-eminent player in the market. I am delighted to have joined such a prosperous, supportive team,’ she said.

Ms Keeney, 35, began her career in the offshore financial industry while she was completing her law degree; she initially worked in the corporate and funds area of a local independent trust company. In 2004, Ms Keeney joined the Jersey office of an international fiduciary services group and in 2009 she was appointed to head up the funds team at Whitmill Trust.  

‘I think this experience will really help in developing the funds business at Hawksford; I am accustomed to generating business, whilst maintaining an efficient and dedicated team of administrators,’ she said.   

'I have amassed considerable experience in working with a diverse client base and benefitted from working with extremely proficient advisors. This has helped not only my personal development, but also that of my colleagues.’  

Hawksford’s chief executive, Maxine Rawlins, said Ms Keeney was a perfect fit for the firm.  

‘Claire’s extensive range of experience will be invaluable to our day-to-day operations. She has a proven track record in this area and I am confident that she will help to further enhance Hawksford’s reputation and positioning as a market leader,’ said Ms Rawlins.  

Ms Keeney, also has a passion for boxing and general fitness.