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Ian was educated in Guernsey and obtained a business degree from Brighton University.  He has worked in the trust industry since 1988 principally in Guernsey at Barings, Bank of Butterfield and 13 years with Credit Suisse including three years setting up their trust presence in Dubai.  Ian joined Federal Trust Company Limited as a director in 2016 and Federal was acquired by Aquitaine Group Limited in May 2021.

Ian is an associate of the Institute of Financial Services (formally the Chartered Institute of Bankers), a qualified trust and estate practitioner (with STEP) and holds the Institute of Directors diploma in company direction.  He has previously served on the Chartered Institute of Bankers committee in Guernsey and the STEP Arabia committee in Dubai.

Ian is experienced at dealing with wealth protection and inheritance planning for international families.