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The first name in observance

Tim Renault is Senior Compliance Manager for First Names Group in Jersey.   

Tim wears two hats in the business – he is the Jersey Compliance Officer, MLRO and Company Secretary for a client regulated Insurance business and also works with the First Names Group Compliance team. Since joining First Names Group in 2011, he makes sure all regulatory matters and statutory obligations become a core part of the business.  Tim applies a pragmatic sense of perspective to client operations – bringing security and efficiency to the process.


Conscience is as good as a thousand witnesses.

Tim’s career has been built on solid foundations. Fourteen years in Trust Management and another ten in Operational Risk Management and Due Diligence has made him a subject-matter expert. Deciding to specialise in Compliance, he has accumulated a number of industry affiliations over the years. He is a Member of ICSA, STEP, ICA and the Jersey Compliance Officers’ Association. Tim was attracted to the dynamic and growing trust industry as it seemed a natural fit for someone with his fastidious nature.

He flourishes in this environment of working with like-minded people with integrity and the desire to work within the lines. Tim relies on Kevin O’Connell as a trusted sounding board for advice. He admires Peter Clarke’s wide breadth of knowledge and courteous demeanour.


Tim is a dyed in the wool Jersey man, family man and supporter of Jersey RFC. He has walked and rowed around the island of Jersey. His altruism shines through being Chairman of St Peter’s Youth Club as well as co-founder and co-organiser of the Jersey Christmas Walk raising funds for charity – which was started in 2002. His bucket list includes following a complete British and Irish Lions Tour and to watch England win the Rugby World Cup in 2019.