Crestbridge has appointed Laura Parkes as a Director in its Family Office Services team as the firm enhances its proposition for supporting the increasingly complex needs of globally dynamic families.
In her new role based in Jersey, Laura (pictured) will work closely with Crestbridge’s multijurisdictional team to ensure that clients continue to receive a bespoke service and benefit from the firm’s suite of tailored fiduciary services.
Against the backdrop of an increasingly complex global environment, Laura will lead on a number of family office structures administered in Jersey for clients in the Americas, Canada and the UK, whilst also supporting business development in the Americas, including working with Crestbridge Fiduciary, the firm’s US joint venture with Willow Street.
With more than 20 years’ experience in the private client trust industry, Laura has an understanding of the international family office landscape and dealing with multi-jurisdictional fiduciary and corporate structures holding various assets including externally and client-managed private companies, various types of investment portfolios, residential and commercial property, development projects and aviation.
Prior to joining Crestbridge, Laura worked at an international bank where she was responsible for a team of Jersey-based Trust Relationship Managers who administered a variety of structures providing intergenerational planning for ultra-high net worth clients. Laura holds a Certificate of Offshore Administration, a CMI Certificate in Management and Leadership, is a full STEP member and formed part of a select group of industry individuals to be part of the first Jersey-based Build Back Better programme in Sustainable Finance.
Heather Tibbo, Group Head of Family Office Services at Crestbridge, said: “There’s no doubt that the needs and ambitions of globally dynamic families are becoming increasingly sophisticated, whilst at the same time the environment they are operating in is becoming more complex and challenging. The demand for outsourced, specialist, quality support is rising like never before, and with that in mind I am delighted to welcome Laura to our team, as we continue to provide the premium, institutional-grade service families need.
“Her considerable experience in leading specialist teams and delivering the kind of multijurisdictional solutions families and family offices are looking for will add considerable value to our existing proposition and help cement our reputation as a leader in the family office services landscape.”