First Names Group appoints Chief HR Officer

10 June 2016

First Names Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Teresa Lamy as our new Chief HR Officer. The appointment is effective immediately.

Based in the Group’s head office in Jersey, Teresa will be responsible for all aspects of our group-wide Human Resources department, including recruitment, talent development and training, reward and recognition, business partnering and HR operations support. A key member of the senior management team, she will also sit on our Management and Operations committees.

No stranger to the finance industry, Teresa joins us from TMF Group where she held the title of Global Head of HR and was responsible for more than 120 offices operating in over 80 countries worldwide. Prior to this she was with Equity Trust, where she developed and delivered an HR strategy that provided a framework for the management and development of the organisation.

Teresa is a Chartered Fellow of both the Institute of Personnel Development and the Chartered Institute of Management. She also holds the Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors.

Speaking about her new appointment Teresa commented:

“I was drawn to First Names Group’s distinct culture and people focus. I really like the fact that it is the people working for the Group who make it stand out. I very much look forward to supporting the Group further develop its people proposition and hope to hit the ground running in terms of working with people across all jurisdictions and business areas to make sure the Group’s long-term objectives are achieved.”

Group Chief Executive Officer, Cengiz Somay, added:

“I am delighted to welcome Teresa to First Names Group. Her impressive depth of experience, together with her pragmatic, can-do approach, will be a huge asset to this business as we look to deliver on our people-focused strategy.”