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Praxis rewards team development with annual promotions round

1 February 2023

Praxis has announced a series of promotions as it continues to advance and recognise its employees' progress and expertise.

The wave of promotions across the company's multiple jurisdictions includes Jo Abbott who has been promoted to Client Services Director in Jersey, Tom Strawbridge in Guernsey who has been promoted to Director, Head of Client Administration and seven Channel Islands professionals who have moved up to Associate Director level: Jodie Travers, Samantha Le Brun and Tom Zierer in Guernsey, Alistair Cann and Samantha Godwin in Jersey, and Emma Sanford and Hilary Arthur for HR and Investments respectively.

Jo joined Praxis a year ago, adding her 25 years’ industry experience to the team. She will play a key role in managing a private client team responsible for the administration of a variety of structures including trust, corporate and family office.

Tom, who has been with the Group since 2009 and was last year named one of eprivateclient’s Top 35 Under 35, will lead the client administration team within the Guernsey Private Wealth and Corporate operation, with oversight for administration services provided to clients. 

Recognised by industry bodies as next generation leaders, Jodie, Samantha and Tom have a wealth of experience within the Guernsey trust sector, establishing and managing wealth management structures and relationships across various asset classes for high-net-worth individuals, their families, corporate clients, and institutional clients. In Jersey, Alistair and Samantha have 50 years’ combined experience informing their role in which they will oversee a team managing a portfolio of complex offshore fiduciary structures.

Emma joined Praxis a year ago and heads up the HR operations function for the Group. She will continue to work with the team in her new role to deliver high performance and organisational success by helping foster and further develop engagement and a positive culture. Hilary joined Praxis as a manager in 2012 and heads up the Investment Monitoring team which identifies and manages risk associated with all client investments, supporting the private client teams across the Group.

Other senior promotions include Craig Platt and Lucy Janes to Senior Trust Managers, and Francesca Moullin to Senior Manager, New Business in Guernsey. In Jersey, Jonathan Aldrich-Blake was made Senior Investment Analyst, while Richard Sheppard and Suzanne Dolman were both promoted to Senior Trust Managers.

Rob Fearis Praxis CEO commented: ‘Praxis continues to go from strength to strength and this growth is a testament to the calibre of our global team and the exceptionally high standards we hold ourselves to for our clients. I am very proud to lead a workforce of such driven, talented and inspirational professionals and these promotions are our chance to celebrate their brilliance and thank everyone for their unfaltering commitment and hard work. Congratulation to all our team members who have advanced so far this year.’

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