Avondale Solutions has announced a new partnership with Elizabeth Ackers, a UK based consultant, to extend its offering of business consultancy and directorship services further into the UK market.

The move sees Avondale's senior team grow to four and the firm now provides expert advice for fund and trust businesses in Guernsey, the UK and Europe.

"Elizabeth brings a wealth of experience to this partnership, having worked in both the UK and Guernsey. Her knowledge of the regulatory environments in both jurisdictions will be invaluable to our clients," said Kerry-Anne Marais, Managing Director of Avondale Solutions.

"This development is the latest in our exceptional growth. Having founded the company in 2011 we now have four senior associates with over 80 years combined experience in financial services and advising companies on governance issues."

Ms Ackers has 23 years' experience in corporate governance including 13 years in senior offshore trust and company management roles. Having managed family offices for ultra-high net worth individuals and portfolios of trust and company structures, she is also highly experienced in multi-jurisdictional regulatory compliance.

Ms Ackers is fully STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) qualified and is currently studying for a trust dispute and litigation qualification. Her new role will include consultancy on anti-money laundering regulation, compliance, due diligence, governance and health checks for both Guernsey and UK clients.

"Avondale is a specialist operator in this space, providing a new style of non-executive director with relevant knowledge and expertise of regulatory environments," she said.

"This partnership with Avondale is an exciting development, enabling me to expand what I can offer new and existing clients while providing a UK presence supporting the company's growth."

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