Vistra, a leading provider of expert advisory and administrative support to Fund, Corporate, Capital Market and Private Wealth clients announced today a series of appointments and promotions to its senior management team in Jersey.

  • Kieron Mahon joins Vistra as Operations Director, and subject to regulatory confirmation, board member of Vistra Jersey Limited
  • Catherine Illien is promoted to Finance Director
  • Smoden Chimbalu is promoted to Director of Commercial Real Estate and Capital Markets and board member of Vistra Fund Services Limited

These appointments and promotions demonstrate Vistra’s ongoing commitment to our clients and the development of our people. This also reflects the strength of our homegrown talent.

Below are their bios:

Kieron Mahon – Operations Director, Vistra Jersey

Kieron is a highly experienced financial services professional specialising in private banking and trust administration. With over 18 years of experience, Kieron has a deep understanding for operations, accounting, facilities, and business management. Kieron will oversee the day-to-day operating aspects of Vistra Jersey and lead projects to improve operational capability and effectiveness.

Catherine Illien – Finance Director, Vistra Jersey

With over 15 years of financial accounting and assurance experience, Catherine joined Vistra Jersey in 2019 as the financial controller. Prior to joining Vistra, Catherine was the financial controller for Crestbridge where she developed and grew the internal finance team.  She also held finance roles with Ashburton Investments and PwC where she completed her ACCA qualification.

Smoden Chimbalu – Director of Commercial Real Estate and Capital Markets

Smoden has over 15 years of experience in financial services specialising in real estate, funds and private equity. Prior to joining Vistra, Smoden was a senior manager at BDO Limited, leading a team of qualified accountants and managing a portfolio, which included large real estate clients, private equity and alternative investments funds. He also held finance roles with Deloitte Malawi and PwC Channel Island LLP in Guernsey.

Commenting on the appointments, Clive T Wright, Managing Director of Vistra Jersey said, “Attracting and developing talented individuals who are focused on delivering outstanding client service and professional expertise has always been at the heart of Vistra”.

Clive continued, “These appointments demonstrate Vistra’s commitment to Jersey as an important international finance centre. Our local team has extensive experience of providing services to high net worth individuals, families, private equity, companies, funds and sovereign wealth funds. Globally, few organisations can match the breadth and reach of our services as a truly global corporate services provider.”