First Names Group appoints Stuart Pinnington as new Group Managing Director Corporate Services

14 February 2018

First Names Group is delighted to welcome Stuart Pinnington as our newly appointed Group Managing Director Corporate Services.

A corporate funds lawyer by background, Stuart’s industry experience has been honed through a number of senior leadership roles, most recently as Group Holdings Director Head of Funds and Corporate for a well-respected Jersey based firm. Stuart started his career by training and qualifying as an English Solicitor while working for LG LLP based in the UK. 

As Group Managing Director Corporate Services and a member of our Management Committee, Stuart will work closely with our Chief Executive Officer, Mark Pesco, and the wider leadership team. He will be based in Jersey.

Commenting on his appointment, Stuart said:

“I’m delighted to be joining First Names Group, particularly as we are entering into an extremely exciting period of growth for our business following the announcement of our acquisition by SGG Group late last year. I’m particularly looking forward to working closely with my new team to deliver the exceptional level of client service for which this business is known and, once the necessary regulatory consents are in place, to working with our new SGG Group colleagues in taking this business to even greater success.”

CEO Mark Pesco commented:

“Stuart is both well-known and hugely respected in the industry. He combines great technical expertise with a deep understanding of the industry and a strong client-focused approach, which make him an excellent commercial and cultural fit - not only for our business as it stands today but even more so for the newly combined business in the future.

"This is an incredible time to be joining this business as I believe that the combined Group will become a significant driving force in the provision of services to ultra-high-net-worth families, corporates and fund clients. Leveraging Stuart’s expertise and guidance I’m confident that our corporate services team will play a key role in driving our future success and really look forward to working closely with him to achieve this.”