Elian has appointed John Connolly as its new Group Chairman as the company looks to build on its recent management buyout and realise its ambitious growth plans.

Formerly Global Chairman and Global Managing Partner of Deloitte, John Connolly has unrivalled experience in professional services as a result of a long and distinguished career spanning 44 years in the industry.

Since retiring from Deloitte in 2011, he has gone on to be appointed Chairman at FTSE 100 companies G4S plc and Amec Foster Wheeler plc.

Mr Connolly said: "Elian is incredibly well positioned for rapid growth, as a result of the company's recent management buyout of Ogier Fiduciary Services and the subsequent launch of their new brand. I am joining at a very exciting time and look forward to working with the Board and the Elian executive team, helping shape and implement the strategic plan."

Mr Connolly is also a special trustee of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, a member of the Board of Governors of the London Business School and sits on the President's Committee of the Confederation of British Industries.

Paul Willing, Elian CEO, said: "John's financial services experience is second to none and his skills and knowledge will be a major boost to Elian. With our ambitious growth strategy, we are committed to building a strong global business, consolidating our presence in existing markets and expanding into new markets. The fact that John will be investing personally in the business is a sign of his commitment and confidence in our strategy, and I look forward to working with him as we continue to build on our impressive track record of growth and our reputation for providing the highest levels of client service in our industry."

Elian is a specialist in Corporate Services, Fund Services, Private Wealth and Capital Services. The group employs 500 people across 10 offices, including in Guernsey, and has delivered 15 years of back-to-back growth since launch as Ogier Fiduciary Services in 1999.

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