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Mark Wanless,
Chief Operating Officer

Leading our operations, business improvement, IT and facilities teams, Mark has Group-wide oversight of our operations and business resilience, including our controls and procedural framework, strategic projects, information technology, client systems and business transformation. He is responsible for shaping and delivering our operational strategy in line with the Group’s overall business strategy and growth plans.

Background and experience

Prior to assuming his current role in 2019, Mark was Group Head of Real Assets and Private Debt. In this capacity, he had overall responsibility for the development, growth and delivery of the Group’s real assets and private debt service offerings, overseeing client relationship management, service delivery and business development across real estate, infrastructure, asset leasing and private debt.

Before this, Mark led a number of relationship teams across a range of asset classes, and oversaw key operational projects, such as the development and operation of our control framework. This included acting as a primary point of contact for external audit and assurance reports.

Mark joined the Group in 2007, with previous experience gathered across a variety of alternative asset class funds and structured finance transactions. The early stages of his career were spent with PwC, where he trained and qualified as an accountant, before going on to specialise in the audit of offshore funds, managers and administrators before joining the administration industry in 1999.

Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
  • Member of the Chartered Alternative Investment Association.

Outside of the office

Mark’s determination isn’t just applied to delivering the Group’s services. Outside of the office, he participates in various triathlons and other endurance sports events, all while trying to maintain his golf handicap. He is also proud to be a coach for the Aztec Jersey Tristars, Jersey’s junior triathlon club, and a board member of Jersey Sport which champions the cause of sport and active living in the Island.


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