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Saffery Champness Registered Fiduciries Makes A Raft Of Promotions

Editorial Staff, 10 January 2022


The changes take place in a business first established in Guernsey in 1977, and which has subsequently set up a presence in jurisdictions including Dubai and Switzerland.

Saffery Champness Registered Fiduciaries has made eight promotions, including Rory Jones and Tracey Bufton, both elevated to assistant trust managers, along with Josephine Champion who has been promoted to senior trust officer.

The changes take place in a business first established in Guernsey in 1977; it set up shop in Switzerland in 2008, in the Dubai International Financial Centre in 2018, and launched a Cayman offering in June 2020.  

Jones, who joined as a trust administrator 12 years ago, has a diverse client portfolio, including prominent ultra-high net worth individuals.

Bufton, who has worked at Saffery Champness for more than 10 years, also joined as a trust administrator in 2011. She is responsible for a wide variety of UHNW clients including professional sportspersons, marketing companies and entities focused on UK property investment and development. She has significant experience of working with private office structures for Russian families and individuals. Bufton – a qualified chartered secretary – was admitted as an associate of the Chartered Governance Institute in 2019.

Josephine Champion has been with the firm since 2019, with seven years’ experience in the fiduciary industry. She works within one of the firm’s core trust teams, administering complex structures for families and corporate clients. Prior to joining Saffery Champness, she was at a bank-owned trust company where she managed and administered structures for HNW individuals in a variety of jurisdictions, particularly in the Middle East. Champion is a full member of STEP, having passed the STEP Diploma in International Trust Management at the beginning of 2019.

As well as the above, Saffery Champness has announced the following promotions:

-- Will Booth, trust officer;

-- Joe Wright, TO;

-- Katie Taylor, people and culture officer;

-- Laura Bean, senior trust administrator; and

-- Megan Chipperfield, senior trust administrator.

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