First Names Group appoints Chief Risk Officer

5 September 2016

First Names Group has appointed David Wild as Chief Risk Officer. The appointment is effective immediately.

Based in our head office in Jersey, David will be responsible for all aspects of the risk management framework, including aligning our overarching risk strategy and supporting the business in leveraging commercial opportunities for continued market growth. A key member of the senior management team, David will also sit on the Group’s Management, Audit and Risk committees and will report directly into Group CEO Mark Pesco.

With over 20 years’ experience in financial services, David has extensive knowledge of leading and delivering cultural and strategic change having implemented robust risk management and regulatory programmes across large and complex international organisations. He joins us from RBC where he held the position of Head of Fiduciary Risk Management for Wealth Management - International Fiduciary Services.

A graduate of Worcester College, Oxford University, David is also a qualified Chartered Accountant and was formerly a Director of Audit and Assurance for a 'Big 4' accounting firm.

Speaking about his new role David said:

“It is a really exciting time to join First Names Group, the business has experienced a substantial period of growth in recent years and is well placed to capitalise on its position in the global marketplace. I am really looking forward to working with the team to further enhance the risk strategy and framework in support of the Group's continued commercial development.”

Mark Pesco, Chief Executive Officer, further commented:

“David’s significant risk management expertise and strong technical knowledge make him an excellent choice to lead our risk and regulatory agenda. With David’s appointment we now have in place a highly experienced senior management team with the necessary drive, determination and expertise to lead the business.”