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The first name in determination

Jo Burchell is a Senior Trust Manager for First Names Group in Jersey. A holiday in Jersey 12 years ago paid dividends as Jo joined the finance industry soon after. Starting as a Junior Administrator her steely determination has resulted in quick advancement. Being a good listener and easy to talk to helps Jo manage a team of Administrators and win new business. Known for building trusting, personal relationships she regularly exceeds her existing clients’ expectations.

Do not dwell on the past or dream of the future; focus on the present.

However hard things are, Jo never gives up. It is fitting that she started her career in hospitality fine tuning her organisational and people skills before qualifying with a BA Honours Degree in International Hospitality Management. She has a Certificate in Offshore Administration, an ICA Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering, an ICSA Diploma and is working towards an ICSA Professional Qualification.

Capable of a calm and measured approach, Jo thrives in the busy work environment balancing and prioritising tasks efficiently. She enjoys working with Paula Thompson - maybe it’s her Irish charm. Full of compliments for her commitment and hard work, she says that she always take the time to help, sharing her knowledge and expertise.


Give Jo chocolate and a good book and she is very content. That said, she’s no couch potato, spending a year alone in Hong Kong when she was only 19 ranks high on her list of adventures. The desire to travel and explore the world has never left her. Happiness comes naturally to Jo – golfing ability less so, but she remains determined to get her handicap below 20. Her sincerest wish is for her young son to stay healthy and happy.