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Geraldine O'Rourke,
Group Managing Director

As Group Managing Director, Geraldine has overall responsibility for Aztecs client service delivery and day to day operational leadership of the business. She is responsible for the delivery of the five-year plan with a specific focus on our people, our clients and our operations. Geraldine assumed her current position in 2020, having previously been Group Head of Corporate and Depositary Services. She joined Aztec in 2015.

In addition to her primary role, Geraldine is a member of Aztec’s Executive Board, providing direction and leadership on key strategic, employee and operational initiatives. She also chairs our Executive Committee, which focuses on the delivery of excellent client experience, enabling, connecting and developing our bright talented employees and supporting our clients ambitions with our intelligent operating platform.

Background and experience

Having joined Aztec in 2015, Geraldine led the build-out of our multi-jurisdictional corporate services offering, developing an experienced team of accountants, company secretaries, administrators, trustees and lawyers. As well as driving the development of our comprehensive suite of specialist alternative investment corporate administration services, she led the growth and extension of our offering across new markets and service lines, including listed fund services, outsourced governance support, management incentive plans, private fund administration and MOME services.

In 2018 Geraldine’s mandate was broadened to encompass leadership of our market-leading depositary services offering. She assumed responsibility for a team of senior depositary professionals operating across Aztec’s UK and European offices while providing strategic direction in relation to the development of our depositary platform.

Geraldine has extensive experience in corporate services, fund administration and employee benefits. As Head of the Corporate Services division at RBC, she was responsible for the corporate services and private equity fund administration teams. Geraldine also founded and built the corporate division of Abacus Financial Services Group, which was acquired by RBC in 2005.

Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (Chartered Accountant).
  • BSc in Psychology.

Outside of the office

Geraldine is a dedicated foster carer, looking after teenagers in care on the Island. She is also passionate about travel, technology and innovation.


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