First Names Group appoints new CEO

3 June 2013

Leading fiduciary, funds and corporate services provider First Names Group has appointed Morgan Jubb as Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Morgan will replace the current CEO Declan Kenny who will move in to the role of Group Executive Chairman.

Morgan joined First Names Group as the MBO from IFG completed in July 2012.  He was appointed as Chief Financial and Operating Officer to drive the development and growth of the Group through deep functional management strength, processes and systems. He has also worked together with Declan in driving the Group's acquisition strategy, so far securing fund business Moore Management and reaching an agreement to acquire trust and corporate services provider Basel -€“ both within the first three months of the independent Group'€™s rebrand. The appointment is effective immediately.

Morgan has enjoyed a successful career in financial services.  Since arriving in Jersey in 1999 he has worked for Walbrook Group, Barclays Wealth and Mourant International Finance Administration (MIFA).  He then operated independently for 2 years, providing strategic advice to fiduciary and fund administration companies together with helping global organisations through the integration process following mergers and acquisitions.

First Names Group now has over 300 staff operating out of eight strategic locations. The Group is aligned to a robust five-point vision statement that clearly defines its objectives.  Vigorous plans for growth, both organic and inorganic are high on the agenda.

Speaking about his new appointment Morgan said; "Since gaining our independence last year we set very clear aspirations of what we wanted to achieve. Very good progress has been made to date and I’m very excited and focused to lead the Group through the rest of the journey".

Declan, who has served as CEO since 2003, commented; "Morgan is a strong leader with a passion for finance and deep understanding of the business. His track record of execution and strategic leadership, combined with his open-minded approach to problem solving has earned him the respect of employees, clients and partners group wide. He has the right combination of knowledge, depth and experience to lead the company during this period of rapid change. Morgan'€™s appointment means that I will be able to concentrate on my new role and I am really looking forward to that challenge."

For any enquiries please contact Rachael Horsthuis.