As a Director of our Corporate Services team, Gordon’s focus is on proactively developing and leading the delivery of the Corporate Services client proposition to deliver a superior standard of service which really stands out in the marketplace.
Brought up in the North East of England, Gordon moved to London after graduating from the University of Hull in Economics and Statistics, where he trained as a Chartered Accountant. Following this and in order to gain international exposure and to expand his horizons, Gordon looked to move to an offshore jurisdiction. He spent the next 12 years in Bermuda where, for the majority of his time, he worked for Schroders PLC, a UK company which focusses predominantly on Asset Management. Gordon progressed to Director Level in the Bermuda office, later taking the opportunity to relocate to Guernsey as Chief Operating Officer. Within this role, Gordon had operational responsibility for both Bermuda and Guernsey Private Equity Fund Administration businesses and was responsible for the setup of an Irish office. This cross-jurisdictional setup provided Gordon with important experience in managing culture and working collaboratively across jurisdictions; skills which are hugely beneficial to the Aztec Group as we continue to expand into new locations and product offerings.
In 2010 the Schroders Private Equity business was acquired by JP Morgan and Gordon took on the role of Board Director with responsibility for the Private Equity Fund Administration product offering in the EMEA region, a move which gave him heavy exposure to the various fund regimes across Europe. Following this Gordon moved to Apax Partners Guernsey in order to experience working in an in-house role within a Private Equity firm. During his time Gordon acted as the Finance Director for the Guernsey business and also sat on all of the GP boards for the businesses core funds. A key element of his role was the management and administration of SPV’s, extending his SPV experience gained within Bermuda. This line of work provided the foundation for his interest in the Corporate Services function which he now specialises in.
An all-inclusive character, Gordon works on the principle that if you retain a positive mindset you will have a positive impact. Gordon remarks, “I always try to maintain open communications with my team and those around me; if everyone feels involved and valued, then you have the ability to achieve the best of outcomes as everyone is pulling in the same direction with the same goal. Aztec Group’s culture embraces this approach, ensuring everyone’s views, no matter their level, are taken into account, which I have no doubt has been a core pillar to its success”. This culture, in combination with Aztec Group’s focus on client service, has been a key part of what attracted Gordon to the Group, “Aztec thrived when the rest of the market stood stagnant, not because we offer something entirely different but because we do client service better; the business model allows for flexibility whilst also balancing high-level risk management. It’s a winning model!”.
In addition to his degree, Gordon is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors.
To find out why we're the bright alternative in fund and corporate services, or to arrange a meeting, please contact Gordon Purvis:
If you would like to discuss outsourcing to the Aztec Group or are considering migrating a fund or SPV, please contact James Duffield, our Head of Business Development on +44 20 3818 0250.
Aztec Group Guernsey
Aztec Financial Services (Guernsey) Limited
PO Box 656, East Wing, Trafalgar Court
Les Banques, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 3PP
Telephone: +44 1481 749700
Facsimile: +44 1481 749749
Video Conference: +44 1481 725947
Aztec Group Jersey
Aztec Financial Services (Jersey) Limited
Aztec Group House, PO Box 730
11-15 Seaton Place, St Helier, Jersey, JE4 0QH
Telephone: +44 1534 833000
Facsimile: +44 1534 833033
Video Conference: +44 1534 832002
Aztec Group UK - London
Aztec Financial Services (UK) Limited
2 Throgmorton Avenue
Telephone: +44 20 3818 0250
Aztec Group Luxembourg
Aztec Financial Services (Luxembourg) S.A.
7, Rue Lou Hemmer, L-1748, Luxembourg – Findel
Grand-Duché de Luxembourg
Telephone: +(352) 24 616 000
Facsimile: +(352) 24 616 016
Aztec Group The Netherlands
Aztec Financial Services (Netherlands) BV
Spaces Zuidas, Barbara Strozzilaan 201
1083 HN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 20 794 4820
Facsimile: +31 20 794 4821
Aztec Group UK - Southampton
Aztec Financial Services (UK) Limited
Forum 3, Solent Business Park
Parkway South, Whiteley, Fareham, PO15 7FH
Telephone: +44 238 202 2300
Facsimile: +44 238 202 2309