TMF Group, a leading professional services firm, has recently made significant appointment to its leadership team in the Channel Islands. James Coughlan has been appointed as the Market Head of the British Isles and Ireland, overseeing operations in the region. This strategic move reinforces TMF Group’s commitment to enhancing its presence and services.

Joined 2019

In his current role, James is responsible for our British Isles & Ireland (“BI&I”) Market. His responsibilities include strategic alignment, P&L ownership, commercial activities, regulatory and compliance oversight, service delivery amongst others for all of our services across the BI&I Market. He sits/Chairs a number of our regulated Boards in Jersey, Guernsey and Ireland.

Before joining TMF Group in 2019, James worked for State Street Channel Islands from 2013 and joined TMF as part of its successful acquisition of the State Street Channel Islands business. He joined TMF Group as Global Operations Director working closely with various jurisdictions including Luxembourg, New York, Mumbai, Singapore and others to develop our Global funds service offering.

James was promoted to Head of Funds, Jersey in 2019 and Head of Funds, Channel Islands in 2020. James has also previously led large accounting teams and strategic client relationships.

James is an FCCA qualified accountant, he worked in Audit & Corporate Finance in Ireland prior to 2013.

TMF Group’s leadership team, under the guidance of James Coughlan, is poised to leverage its strong foundation in funds, private wealth, family office, corporate services, and employee benefits. With a team of nearly 663 professionals across the region, TMF Group is well-positioned to support clients’ global needs and aspirations, backed by an extensive network of over 125 offices worldwide. The firm looks forward to continued growth and success in 2024.

About TMF Group

TMF Group is a single global team with over 10,000 colleagues in 125 offices across 86 jurisdictions, covering 92% of world GDP and 95% of FDI inflow. We bring common culture and ways of working, investing heavily in our people and platform to provide a high level of quality and security to our clients. We exist to give clients a global solution to what otherwise requires many local providers, each with their individual operational complexity and risk. Our clients include the majority of the Fortune Global 500, FTSE 100 and top 300 private equity firms. We see ourselves as a partner to them, keeping them on top of complex rules and regulations in the countries where they are active. We recognise that what we do is critical to our clients’ reputation and integrity. That is why we have made flawless service our single obsession. Great service starts with our people, so colleague and client engagement are the two measures we care most about, driving our management agenda and investment.