Our People

A highly skilled, experienced and client-focused team

GBTC has grown organically since its creation, attracting talented individuals with an extensive range of experience.  The team at Garfield-Bennett comprises a variety of professionals, including lawyers, accountants, Chartered Secretaries and Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners.  

William Bennett - Managing Director

William is an English Solicitor and the founder of Garfield-Bennett English Solicitors and Garfield-Bennett Trust Company Limited.  William began his legal career in a commercial law firm in the City of London doing a broad variety of corporate work.  After returning to Jersey, he has devoted his career to providing a wide range of offshore services for an internationally focused client base.  He provides specialist advice and support to clients across the globe on their various structures.  William is also qualified as an accredited mediator.

Michael Collins - Director

Michael is the trust and company administration director of Garfield-Bennett Trust Company Limited.  Michael is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has extensive experience in the finance industry.  Michael has acted as both the compliance director and finance director prior to being appointed to his current role in 2010.  Michael has worked in a range of accountancy areas including audit, management consultancy and taxation services.

Oliver Egerton-Vernon - Director

Oliver is an English solicitor having qualified in the City of London with Taylor Wessing.  He is employed by both the trust company and the legal practice where he principally assists on the establishment of private wealth structures.  Oliver joined the Garfield-Bennett group after leaving Mourant Ozannes where he gained significant experience in both trust and commercial law.  Prior to that, he spent time working in the British Airways legal department. Oliver, who speaks fluent French, studied French and Geography at Exeter University.

Oana Crisan - Director
Oana Crisan

Oana joined Garfield-Bennett in 2016.  She became a director in 2018, having gained considerable experience in a number of roles in the offshore financial services industry, dealing particularly with complex structures for high net worth international and UK private clients.  Oana qualified as a Trust and Estate Practitioner in 2016 (with the highest mark in Jersey during that year).  Oana is also a member and student liaison officer of the STEP Jersey Committee.  At Garfield-Bennett, Oana is responsible for a team of administrators and a number of complex international private client structures.

Paul Egerton-Vernon - Non-Executive Director
Paul Egerton-Vernon

Paul is an English Solicitor having qualified in the City of London with Slaughter and May.  He is on the board of Garfield-Bennett Trust Company and is a Partner in Garfield-Bennett English Solicitors.  Paul advises on establishing and running offshore structures and is a non-executive director of a number of listed companies. He regularly lectures on trust and related matters and is a fluent French speaker.

Katherine Brunker - New Business
Katherine Brunker

Katherine is an English Solicitor.  She trained at Linklaters, working in their London and Hong Kong offices, before becoming an associate in the corporate department upon qualification. When she came to Jersey, she joined Bedell Cristin, working in corporate law, before taking a career break to raise her family.  She returned to work at Jersey International Business School, providing academic support to students in their University Centre. At Garfield-Bennett, Katherine works in the new business team, she has a small portfolio of company and trust clients and fulfils the role of Company Secretary.

Sarah Jane Cann - Senior Trust and Company Administrator

Sarah has attained her STEP Diploma in International Trust Management, and has been a registered STEP Trust and Estate Practitioner since 2003.  She has many years’ experience in the Jersey financial services industry having worked for both small and large trust service providers in Jersey specialising in offshore wealth management.  Her areas of interest are UK residential and commercial property structures and working with tax practitioners in cross border and family succession planning for individuals and private family business continuity.  Sarah also holds the STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes.

Sue De Gruchy - Trust Manager

Sue is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (“ICSA”) and is the secretary of the ICSA Jersey Council.  She has a wealth of experience of working in the offshore financial services industry, in both the banking and trust sectors.  During her career, Sue has held senior roles at a number of licensed trust companies in the Channel Islands.  At Garfield-Bennett Trust Company, Sue is responsible for a varied portfolio of clients.

Helen Egglishaw - Reviewer
Helen Egglishaw

Helen is a Trust and Company Reviewer at Garfield-Bennett Trust Company Limited and oversees the scheduling of the review process.  She is a Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians, member of STEP and also has an International Compliance Diploma.  Helen has worked for a range of accountancy firms and trust companies in both accountancy and trust fields.

Natasha Ison - Trust & Company Administrator
Natasha Ison

Natasha joined Garfield Bennett in 2014 and is a valued member of the administrative team, looking after a wide variety of client structures.  Natasha has successfully completed the STEP Certificate in International Trust Management and STEP Diploma in International Trust Management.

Christine Jackson - Directors' Assistant

Christine has worked at Garfield-Bennett since 2010 as Personal Assistant to the Board.  Christine also plays a key role in internal administration and office management.

Laurine Jenner - Assistant Trust Manager

Laurine joined Garfield-Bennett in 2007, qualifying as a Trust Estate Practitioner in 2011.  Laurine works as an Assistant Manager within the trust and company administration department leading a small team of administrators.  Laurine deals with the formation and administration of various trust, company, and unit trust structures.

Eddie Kazibwe - Trainee Trust and Company Administrator
Eddie Kazibwe

Edward joined Garfield-Bennett in August 2017 as a Trainee Trust and Company Administrator and assists with the administration of a range of client entities. He is currently studying towards the Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme (CSQS) with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries. Edward holds an MA degree in Economic Policy and Planning from Makerere University in Uganda and before moving to Jersey, worked on numerous monitoring and evaluation projects with the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in Uganda.

Tarnia Le Quesne - Senior Trust Administrator
Tarnia Le Quesne

Tarnia joined Garfield-Bennett in January 2017 and is an ACCA Accounting Technician. Tarnia has many years’ experience within various sectors of the Trust industry.  Tarnia works as a senior administrator in the trust and company administration department and along with her team members, deals with the formation and administration of a variety of trust and company structures.

Adam Marshall - Trust and Company Administrator

Adam was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 2010 and previously worked at a specialist trust litigation firm in Jersey. Although not practising at present, he was sworn in as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in November 2013. Adam joined Garfield-Bennett Trust Company in September 2015 and works within the administration team as well as being employed by the legal practice.

Lee Moran - Assistant Trust and Company Administrator
Lee Moran

Lee joined Garfield-Bennett in the summer of 2015.  He has completed his STEP Certificate in International Trust Management and is looking to expand his knowledge and complete the STEP Diploma in International Trust Management, in the coming years.

Patrick O’Malley - Financial Controller

Patrick is financial controller of the Garfield-Bennett Trust Company Limited accounts department with responsibility for client accounting and financial control.  Patrick trained with an independent accountancy firm in Ireland and was admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants in 2002.  He has worked as an accountant in the Jersey finance industry since 1998 and has accumulated substantial experience in the funds and private wealth areas.

Ivan Padfield - Trust and Company Administrator
Ivan Padfield

Ivan joined Garfield-Bennett in 2016 and is employed by both the trust company and legal practice.  In the trust company, Ivan is a member of one of the client administration teams assisting in a variety of trust and company matters, many of which have a legal focus.  He is currently studying for an LL.B degree qualification in English Law with the University of London International Program.

Sam Pallot - Administrator
Sam Pallot

Sam joined Garfield-Bennett in 2014, gaining the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators Certificate in 2015. Sam works as a trust and company administrator to a portfolio of clients ranging from unit trusts and investment entities to property holding structures. 

Jane Richardson - Head of Compliance
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Jane is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having started her career at Touche Ross & Co  in London in 1980.  After 13 years in London including a secondment to the Bank of England, she continued working at senior manager and director level in financial services in Jersey in technical, operational and compliance roles.  Jane joined Garfield-Bennett in 2016.

Samantha Shield - Client Accountant
Samantha Shield

Sam is a client accountant in the accounts team at Garfield Bennett Trust Company, having joined the firm in July 2017.  Sam is a qualified accountant who completed her ACCA training with KPMG, becoming a Member in 2000 and Fellow in 2005.  She has many years’ experience in the trust industry, audit and local business accounting having started working at Moore Stephens Jersey in January 1995.

Why Garfield-Bennett?

An introductory video to Garfield-Bennett by William Bennett, Director and Partner An introductory video to Garfield-Bennett by William Bennett, Director and Partner