Avondale Solutionshas 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
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
"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
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