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Contributed by Hawksford
04 February, 2014

Maxine Rawlins
Chief Executive, Hawksford

Maxine Rawlins, a former partner at Ernst & Young, has taken on the role of chief executive of Jersey based trust company, Hawksford. 

A former partner at Ernst & Young in Jersey, Mrs Rawlins led the Channel Islands’ Tax Practice and was Head of EMEA Asset Management Tax. Prior to this, she was chief executive of Maples Finance, an international financial services business headquartered in the Cayman Islands. During this time she drove significant growth of the business, including expansion into six new jurisdictions. Mrs Rawlins was also director of business development and in-house legal counsel at Close Brothers. She is a qualified barrister and Cayman registered attorney.

David Williams, partner at Dunedin, who sits on Hawksford’s board, commented: ‘We would like to join the board in welcoming Maxine to Hawksford. She is highly experienced in her field and has successfully led businesses through periods of growth and expansion, which will be very relevant at Hawksford. Our focus remains on providing excellent service and increasing client choice by growing our international footprint. 

‘We would also like to acknowledge the very significant contribution made by departing CEO, Peter Murley. Since we backed Hawksford in 2008, the company has gone on to establish itself as one of the largest independent trust companies in the Channel Islands with an international footprint, revenues in excess of £20 million and a headcount of 160 people. We wish him a well deserved retirement.’

Mrs Rawlins added: ‘Hawksford is one of the most progressive and innovative organisations of its kind and I am delighted to be a part of its future and continued success.’

In 2013, Hawksford acquired Key Trust, its fourth acquisition since its MBO in October 2008. In the last two years, the business has also completed the acquisitions of Trustcorp Jersey Limited, L-S&S GmbH, a Swiss boutique private wealth law firm, and the employee solutions business of Standard Bank Dubai.


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