Background and experience
After joining the Group’s Corporate Services team in 2017 as a Client Relationship Manager, Debbie has since progressed to Associate Director in the Real Assets team, where she leads a team of 20 accountants and administrators and 15 promoter relationships. She has a strong background in regulatory compliance and company secretarial services (across Jersey and UK company law) and sits on a number of SPV, trustee and GP boards within her Real Estate portfolio.
Debbie also leads the operational aspects of regulatory and legal change for the business, most recently in respect of Economic Substance and the introduction of the Financial Services (Disclosure and Provision of Information) (Jersey) Law 2020.
Prior to joining the Group Debbie worked for EY, where she led several audit teams serving clients across a range of sectors, including private equity, wealth and asset management and real estate. She was also required to complete regulatory audits of entities under the DIFC, FCA and JFSC regulatory regimes.
- History and Law (BA Hons) degree from the University of Exeter
- Chartered Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland)
- Chartered Secretary (Chartered Governance Institute, formally ICSA)
Outside the office
A keen runner and yoga practitioner, Debbie enjoys staying active and being outdoors. Throughout lock-down she taught a number of yoga classes remotely to staff and has since continued to teach sessions to friends. Debbie also enjoys cooking and entertaining, which in part stems from her half-Portuguese background.