Trust Corporation International announces two new promotions

Trust Corporation International has announced two promotions, as Marie Hards and Rachel Rushton have been promoted to the position of associate director.

Ms Hards has been with the firm for almost 15 years, having previously worked in a private client fiduciary department of an international bank. She joined the firm as a trust officer and was later promoted to manager and then senior manager.

In her new role as associate director, Ms Hards will continue to manage a variety of complex client relationship portfolios, be responsible for managing and mentoring the development of an administration team and sit on the Boards of Trust Corporation’s Joint Licensee companies.

Ms Hards is an associate member of the Chartered Governance Institute, has a STEP Advanced Certificate in UK Tax for International Clients, Advanced Diploma in Alternative Investment Funds and ICA International Certificate in Compliance Awareness.

Ms Hards said: “I joined the firm because of its highly experienced team and its care for building strong relationships with its clients. We truly care about our clients and have a tight-knit team that shares the core values of striving to deliver excellence.

“I am looking forward to furthering my client relationships and taking a greater lead in decision making and involvement with the strategic management of the firm and the development of our staff.”

Ms Rushton joined Trust Corporation International as a Trust Manager in 2014 and was later promoted to senior manager. Ms Rushton has more than 20 years’ experience working predominantly in private client focused roles in the fiduciary departments of international banks.

In Ms Rushton’s new role she will continue to manage a portfolio of complex offshore structures, be responsible for the growth and development of one of the firm’s administration teams and sit on the Boards of the subsidiary companies of Trust Corporation.

Ms Rushton is a member of STEP having completed the Diploma in Offshore Trust Management.

Ms Rushton said: “Having joined the firm after working mainly at bank-owned trust companies it was great to join an independently owned company that allowed me to take on new challenges. I have a real passion for mentoring and developing the skills of my team, so I am looking forward to gaining more opportunities to explore this in my new role and further increase my knowledge by being on the Board of the subsidiary companies.”

Michael Betley, chief executive officer of Trust Corporation International, said: “We are delighted to have promoted both Marie and Rachel following their long tenures at Trust Corporation. Both have a wealth of fiduciary and private client expertise and their passion for providing our clients with intelligent, first-class service is testament to why they their promotions are fully deserved.

“As a people centric business it’s so important that we nurture our talent and Marie and Rachel are two great examples of team players who’ve grown with us. Both will also be instrumental in bringing through our next generation of managers and directors, a role I know excites them hugely.”