Crestbridge Family Office Services strengthens senior central team to sharpen focus on growth

24 June 2024
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Crestbridge Family Office Services strengthens senior central team to sharpen focus on growth

24 June 2024

Crestbridge Family Office Services (FOS) is continuing to grow its senior central services team as part of its ongoing growth strategy as a privately owned, independent firm.

In line with the firm’s long-term aspirations, both Emma Sanford, Head of Human Resources, and Simon Logan, Head of Risk and Compliance, have joined the team in order to support its commitment to evolution.

Emma – who has over 20 years strategic and operational experience in Human Resources and Learning and Development across financial services, legal, e-commerce, and public sectors, including most recently in the fund, corporate and fiduciary service provider space – is leading Crestbridge FOS’ HR function. She is playing a pivotal role in implementing a strategy to support the growth of the firm and to reflect the people-focused values of the business.

With particular expertise in talent acquisition, learning and development, employee relations and developing high performing teams, Emma holds an MSc in Human Resources Management from London Southbank University, whilst she is also a verified assessor for occupational, ability and personality tests and holds a Change Management Foundation and Practitioner qualification.

Meanwhile, in his role, Simon focuses on ensuring the business is meeting its regulatory requirements, as well as evaluating the impact of legislative changes and their potential effects on clients and business operations, providing expert insight to colleagues on navigating regulatory matters, and acting as the main contact for the regulatory authorities.

Simon joined Crestbridge FOS having spent six years working within internal audit, followed by a decade in the Tax Office in Jersey, before he transitioned to the financial services sector. He then worked in compliance for a global banking and funds organisation, before taking on a role conducting examinations for the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC).

Both Emma and Simon join the existing senior central services team at Crestbridge FOS, led by CEO Heather Tibbo, that also includes Karen Morris, Head of Finance, Ben Le Lay, Head of Information Technology, and Lesley Piner, Head of Business Development and Marketing.

The growth of Crestbridge FOS’ central team comes at a pivotal time for the firm, which marked its tenth anniversary last year and is now embarking on a new and ambitious growth journey as a fully independent and private business. Earlier this year, the business completed its move to new headquarters in Jersey.

Commenting on the growth of the team, Heather Tibbo said:

“We are continuing to build on the success we have achieved over the past decade and look to the future in this new era as an independent business. We remain absolutely committed to growth and evolving our market-leading proposition, with an ambition to cement our reputation as a major, people-focused player servicing the needs of global families. The strengthening of our central team is a fundamental part of that.

“Working in a collaborative, supportive, open and honest way has always been at the heart of our team ethic and I firmly believe that, with this central team now in place, we have a formidable amount of collective expertise, putting us in a strong position to approach the future with confidence, ready to adapt to and support the shifting needs of families.”