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Nick

The first name in Adaptability

Nick Walker is a Senior Manager with the Private Client teams in our Jersey office. A seasoned trust professional with extensive experience, he has a particular expertise in the structuring of luxury assets and a specific interest in marine structures. It’s a role for which Nick’s former career as a professional sailor stands him in good stead.

You never lose – you win or you learn.

Nick has over 17 years’ experience in the fiduciary industry and prior to joining First Names Group was Head of Marine and Aviation for an independent provider of institutional and private wealth services. Nick has a BA Honours from Keele University, England, and holds The International Baccalaureate from the International School of Geneva. He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

Nick’s interest in the marine industry was whetted when he looked after a significant structure for a shipping family and that interest continues to fuel his career today. He thoroughly enjoys working in an area of the sector where all involved – clients, intermediaries and colleagues – are passionate about their interest in yachts and aircraft. It’s why he enjoys working with James Haithwaite who is equally passionate about his area of expertise (classic cars) and works with a joy and humour that is contagious.

FIRST CHILDHOOD AMBITION: TO BE AN ARCHITECT, WHICH WAS QUICKLY SUPPLANTED WHEN HE COMPLETED HIS FIRST TRANSATLANTIC CROSSING UNDER SAIL

It comes as no surprise that sailing with his wife and children to Antarctica tops Nick’s bucket list. But it’s not all about the sea – he’d also like to learn to ride a motorbike and he counts skiing and rugby among some of his favourite past times. He relaxes by reading non-fiction and chopping wood!