Our first names


The first name in getting things done

Kevin O'Connell is the Chief Commercial Officer of the Group and an integral part of the leadership team. 

Overseeing new business, brand and PR, Kevin is a real people person and champions the can-do, entrepreneurial spirit that is so prevalent across the Group. He also understands the importance of a positive attitude in forging long-term relationships - with clients and colleagues alike.

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Originally a director of the Jersey business - which he joined back in 1995 - Kevin went on to become a Managing Director, before joining the Board of the holding company in 2006. As Commercial Director, his main focus is to drive the organic growth strategy for the Group, supported by the business development and marketing teams. He also provides strategic direction on new acquisitions, particularly from a due diligence perspective. 

Kevin has a law degree from the National University of Ireland, and although he's not currently practising, he also has a diploma in property tax awarded by The Law Society in Dublin.

Looking forward, Kevin sees big things for the Group and is 100% committed to 'getting the job done'. He's passionate about what he does, as well as the people he works with: one man he really enjoys working with is Mark Pesco, for his vision, clarity of thought and straightforward approach.


A family man with three children (and a Labradoodle called Ollie), Kevin wanted to be a British Airways pilot when he was a boy - but he settled for a career in trust and corporate services instead. He loves to watch Gaelic hurling, and when it comes to getting physically involved in sport, he can be seen running along the country lanes in Jersey. He also likes to hit the gym on a pretty regular basis.