First Names Group appoints a Deputy Managing Director in Jersey

7 November 2016

First Names Group is delighted to announce the promotion of Andrew De La Haye to Deputy Managing Director of our Jersey trust business. The appointment is effective immediately.

Andrew has been promoted to Deputy MD of First Names (Jersey) Limited after working as Client Services Director at the Group for two years. Andrew joined the business following the acquisition of Seymour Trust in 2014 where he held the position of Managing Director.

Andrew, a well-known figure within the industry, has a wealth of experience in financial services placing him as the natural choice to join MD Ben Newman in leading the Jersey operation. A qualified Chartered Accountant, Andrew has enjoyed a strong career within financial services, holding board positions within institutional and independent trust businesses before joining the Group.

Speaking about his new appointment Andrew De La Haye commented:

“First Names Group has achieved phenomenal growth over the past few years and I am really looking forward to supporting Ben with the day-to-day management of the business. I am constantly impressed by our ‘First Names’ for their dedication and passion for delivering superior client service.”

Ben Newman, Managing Director of First Names (Jersey) Limited, said:

“As a business we have experienced a period of significant expansion over the last few years, however, we remain true to our unique culture and are committed to investing in the people, systems and processes needed to support our strategic objectives. I am sure Andrew and I will make a great team and I'm looking forward to working closely with him as we take the business forward.”