Winners of the ICSA Jersey Awards 2018 were celebrated along with the recent academic achievements of ICSA graduates and students at the sell-out black tie ICSA Jersey Annual Dinner held for the first time at the Royal Jersey Showground on Friday, 28 September 2018.
“We were delighted to have such a fantastic turnout, our largest event yet, to celebrate the academic achievements of our local membersand students, whilst also applauding the success of the Awards winners,” said Robert Le Corre FCIS, ICSA Jersey Chairman. “Participation in the ICSA Jersey Awards has grown year on year, which bodes well for the profession since these are the company secretaries, administrators, and governance, risk and compliance professionals of the future.
“Good governance benefits companies, large and small, by establishing a framework of processes and attitudes that add value to the business, helps build its reputation and ensures its long-term continuity and success. The need for governance professionals who support and advise the boards of organisations in all industries and sectors continues to be as relevant as ever.”
The ICSA Jersey Awards 2018 were sponsored by BDO Sator Regulatory Consulting, Board Intelligence, BPP Professional Education, Brainloop, Computershare, Intertrust, Link Asset Services, Optimus Recruitment and Perivan, all keen supporters of ICSA Jersey and its members. Mr Le Corre added: “It was due to the generous support of our sponsors that we were able to move to the larger venue which was really wonderful to see.”
The Awards were judged by a panel of industry experts and the short listed nominees included: Accuro Trust (Jersey); Axio Capital Solutions; Aztec Group; Computershare; Consortia Partnership; Estera; First Names; Hawksford; Highvern; Intertrust; Link Asset Services; Mourant Governance Services; Ocorian; Praxis IFM, RBC Wealth Management; and SANNE; many with multiple teams and individuals in several Awards categories.
The winners of each Award were:
- Company Secretarial Officer of the Year
Sponsored by Board Intelligence
Finalists: Sofia Fernandes of Axio Capital Solutions; Josephine Garnier of Consortia Partnership; and Kathryn Linder of First Names
Winner – Kathryn Linder of First Names
- Corporate Services Team of the Year
Sponsored by Perivan Technology
Short Listed Nominees: Aztec Group; Consortia Partnership; First Names Group; Intertrust; and Mourant Governance Services
Winner – Mourant Governance Services
- Administrator of the Year
Sponsored by Brainloop
Finalists: Ellen Hibbs of Highvern Trustees; Pauline Dron of Accuro Trust (Jersey); and Edward Daly of SANNE Trust Company
Winner – Edward Daly of SANNE Trust Company
- Administration Team of the Year
Sponsored by Optimus Recruitment
Finalists: Computershare; Aztec Group; and Link Asset Services
Winner – Link Asset Services
- Risk and Compliance Award
Sponsored by Intertrust
Short Listed Nominees: Computershare Compliance Team; Estera Data Central Team; Link Asset Services Governance & Compliance Team; and Ocorian Risk & Compliance Team
Winner – Computershare Compliance Team
- Governance Award of the Year
Sponsored by BDO Sator Regulatory Consulting
Short Listed Nominees: Computershare Joint Client Team; Intertrust; Mourant Governance Services; RBC Subsidiary Governance Office (SGO)
Winner – Computershare Joint Client Team
- The One to Watch
Sponsored by Link Asset Services
Short Listed Nominees: Sofia Fernandes; Ana Da Costa; Josephine Garnier; Zach Martin; Natacha Kay; James Fullerton; and Edward Daly
Winner – Natacha Kay of Ocorian
The Student Excellence Award, which was based on examination performance during 2017/2018, and sponsored by BPP Professional Education, was awarded to Silvio Andrade of Intertrust.
Mr Le Corre, who sat on the Judging Panel along with David Rees ACIS, Chief Financial Officer of the Channel Islands Co-operative Society and Helen Hatton, MD of BDO Sator Regulatory Consulting, commented: “We were very impressed with the professionalism and technical excellence demonstrated by all of the nominated organisations, teams and individuals. They made the job of selecting the winners very difficult indeed.”
In addition to the announcement of the ICSA Jersey Awards 2018 winners, the Dinner celebrations recognised the students present who have recently completed the various stages of their ICSA qualifications. Local and international prize winners who have excelled in their ICSA examination papers over the last year were also recognised, with a presentation of a certificate by Bob Le Corre and ICSA Chief Executive, Simon Osborne FCIS.
This year, the prize winners in Jersey, each achieving the highest mark internationally in their respective papers, included: Hannah Paton of Crestbridge; Rebecca Graham of Intertrust; Bryn Edwards of Link Asset Services; Madeleine Farrow of Intertrust; Philippa Le Masurier of Link Asset Services; Lucy Fraser of First Names; and Silvio Andrade of Intertrust.
The local prize winners achieving the best completion for their respective qualifications were:
- Hannah Paton for the Best Jersey Completion of the International Finance and Administration (IFA) Level 4 Certificate.
- Scott Danks for the Best Jersey Completion of the Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme (CSQS).
- Silvio Andrade for the Best Jersey Completion of the International Finance and Administration (IFA) Level 5 Diploma and the Best Overall Jersey Completion, an achievement which also secured him the Student Excellence Award.
The graduation ceremony, with formal graduation attire, celebrated the recently qualifying Jersey-based ICSA Graduates, and new Associates of the Institute. Those present were: Louisa Bonney GradICSA; Scott Danks GradICSA; Sophie De Freitas GradICSA; Douglas Dickson GradICSA; Andrew Jeanne GradICSA; Sarah O’Garra GradICSA; Aimee Gayet GradICSA; and Caroline Kashiri ACIS.
A charity draw with prizes kindly donated by Healthhaus, the Jersey Reds, De Gruchy’s, St Clements Golf & Sports Centre, Ayush Wellness Spa, Bouley Bay Dive Centre, Rocco’s Restaurant & Bar, and Garfield-Bennett Trust Company raised £2,100.00 for the Jersey Heart Support Group.
Celebrations continued into the early hours with local band ‘Take This’. Reservations for tables for the 2019 ICSA Jersey Annual Dinner, Awards & Graduation have already been received; the date of the event will be announced shortly.