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The first name in managing the unexpected

Based in the Isle of Man, Gary Hepburn is First Names Group’s Group Managing Director, Private Client.

Formerly Managing Director of the Isle of Man business, Gary has headed up multiple client service teams, but has always managed to put his personal stamp on every relationship. Now, as Group Managing Director of Private Client, Gary is responsible for looking at all areas of the service line to ensure it is in great shape to deliver against our long-term strategic objectives. Technically proficient with an amiable attitude and unparalleled work ethic, Gary always comes up with the goods.

Quality service doesn't happen by chance.

Previously acting MD of a highly rated bank and a Director of this company in the Isle of Man for a number of years, Gary is a top financial services professional at the forefront of industry trends. A Fellow of the Institute of Bankers, holding the Trustee Diploma as well as a Finance Degree from the University of Manchester, Gary is also a long-time member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and the Securities Institute.

Dealing with ambiguity is one of Gary'€™s greatest strengths. He accepts that this is part of modern business and loves the fact that each day brings its own set of unique challenges. Taking them in his stride with clarity and conviction is all part of growing a successful business.

With so much going on, Gary relies on his teams for regular support.


Having two teenage daughters means you are more likely to find Gary in his car at the weekend than anywhere else. Annual activity mileage falls just short of circumnavigating the globe -€“ which is astounding considering it all takes place on a little island in the Irish Sea. Originally from Zimbabwe, Gary describes the magical highlands of Nyanga National Park as his most special place on earth and would love to take his family there. (They may even decide to drive.)