Stonehage Fleming, one of the world’s leading international Family Offices, announces the appointment of Richard Stride as Head of Family Office Jersey, and Bruce Sinclair as Trustee Director in the Jersey Family Office Division.

Richard acts as a Trusted Adviser to wealthy international families and for the past 14 years has assisted with their day-to-day challenges regarding succession, governance and complex wealth requirements. He joined the Stonehage Fleming Group in 2007 and was Head of the Family Office Division in Johannesburg before moving to the Jersey office in 2017.

He succeeds Ana Ventura who will now serve as a Trustee and Key Adviser to a number of Stonehage Fleming’s high net worth international families.

Bruce has 12 years’ legal experience and joins from Standard Bank, where he served as Head of Legal for the Trust and Fiduciary Services Offshore Division, joining in 2017. Bruce led the Fiduciary Legal unit to provide fiduciary and risk related legal advice and support to its front office in relation to the administration of trusts and company structures. Bruce has held various roles including working as a lawyer at Carey Olsen, qualifying from Dickson Minto W.S.

Bruce will work closely with clients, advisors, co-trustees and other divisions and business units within the Stonehage Fleming Group and acts on Stonehage Fleming’s Board of the Jersey and British Virgin Islands Corporate Directors and Trustees. He is based in Jersey and reports to Richard Stride, Head of Family Office Jersey. His appointment is effective immediately.

Commenting on the appointments, Ian Crosby, Chairman of Stonehage Fleming Jersey, said: “It is a pleasure to welcome Bruce to Stonehage Fleming. His extensive technical and commercial experience will be invaluable to our existing talented and dedicated team. His appointment reflects the importance of our continued role as trusted advisers to leading families of the future and wealth creators.”

“We look forward to Richard’s continued work in his new role as Head of Family Office Jersey, and thank Ana for her years of dedication and commitment. Both are extremely valued members of Stonehage Fleming’s Jersey office.”

Bruce Sinclair said: “I am delighted to join Stonehage Fleming and its highly qualified team. I look forward to enhancing our offering and helping individuals and families structure their finances to realise their vision of how their wealth should be managed and passed smoothly down to future generations.”