Rathbone Investment Management International is delighted to announce the appointment of two Non-Executive Directors to the Jersey Board.

Charles Clarke has joined as Non-Executive Chairman, replacing the recently retired Gregor Allan who had been with Rathbones for over 15 years in various non-executive positions. Heather Bestwick has also joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director.

Charles, a Chartered Accountant, had a career with KPMG spanning almost 30 years. He worked in both London and Asia before relocating to Jersey to focus on financial sector audit work. He became Senior Partner, also leading the sale of the fiduciary business and the grouping of KPMG firms in offshore jurisdictions.

For the past 15 years Charles has acted as a serial independent NED across a variety of companies, including SG Kleinwort Hambros, Phoenix Group, Ports of Jersey, Aberdeen Asian Income Fund and Thomas & Dessain, from where he runs a Corporate Governance consultancy advising Boards of their composition, effectiveness and remuneration.

Heather brings a wealth of experience across the investment industry including private equity, real estate and hedge funds for several major industry names. A lawyer by profession, Heather spent more than a decade with Walkers, in Cayman and latterly as Managing Partner of the Jersey office, following 8 years with Norton Rose in London and Greece. More recently she spent three years with Jersey Finance in the role of Deputy CEO, working with the finance industry, government and the regulator to maintain and enhance Jersey’s financial services offering.

Commenting on the new appointments, Rathbone’s Managing Director in Jersey, Jonathan Giles said, “We’re delighted to welcome Charles and Heather to the Jersey Board. Both are accomplished board-level executives and their extensive experience will further strengthen our business as we continue our growth.”