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Paul Lawrence

CEO View Profile

Paul Lawrence

CEO

Paul joined Belasko in 2019 to lead the transformation of Belasko into the Next Generation of Fiduciary and Fund administration partner.

His career spans over 30 years in Financial Services including banking, private wealth and private capital and covers multiple jurisdictions. He has significant experience leading teams supporting clients investing into illiquid assets, particularly Real Estate, Private Equity and Debt. Paul has held board positions for a number of Management Companies and asset holding vehicles, where he brings his experience and focus on strong governance to add value to client structures.

Andy Gray

Managing Director
& Finance Director
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Andy Gray

Managing Director
& Finance Director

Andy joined Belasko in 2018. He is the managing director of the Jersey office and also is the Group’s Finance Director.

Andy has over 20 years’ experience working in financial services having re-located from the UK to Jersey in 2002, and has held a number of positions at Director and Senior Management level before joining Belasko. Andy sits as a director on a number of Jersey regulated fund boards covering a variety of asset classes including, Private Equity, Real Estate, Debt and Secondaries. He has previously chaired the audit committee of a listed fund. Andy is a qualified accountant, a fellow member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (FCCA), a fellow member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (FMAAT) and holds a diploma in International Accounting Standard (DipIFR). In his spare time, Andy enjoys fishing and has competed in the World Freshwater Championships a number of times representing the Channel Islands.

Adrian Franklin

Operations Director View Profile

Adrian Franklin

Operations Director

Adrian joined Belasko in 2020 to Head up Group Operations and drive forward the strategic priorities of the Group.

His experience has been across listed, private equity, partnerships and family owned businesses. He is a business transformation and project specialist with over 25 years experience in senior financial services roles covering change management, business operations, financial control and information technology.

Adrian is focused on working with businesses to implement strategic change and deliver sustainable solutions. He has significant experience in system implementations, acquisitions and mergers, delivering regulatory change, transitional services agreements, business outsourcing and global procedural control changes. He uses his wealth of operational experience to work effectively with senior stakeholders, bring the best out of his peer group and empower the functional teams he directs. Adrian has a Masters in Business Administration from Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

Zaneta Ladanovskaja

Managing Director View Profile

Zaneta Ladanovskaja

Managing Director

Zaneta joined Belasko in 2019 to head up the UK office. She is responsible for oversight of all client accounting deliverables, management of client relationships, team development and day to day operations.

Zaneta has over 11 years’ experience in financial and corporate services sectors, where she held a number of accounting and business advisory roles heading up client servicing teams for a number of global fund and corporate services firms. Experienced in accounting for a diverse portfolio of onshore and offshore fund and corporate structures, Zaneta has established and managed multiple client relationships, including leading client migrations, assisting newly established fund managers with debut fund closes and on-boarding of investors. Zaneta is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), prior to joining Belasko, she worked as Fund Controller for a leading private credit manager, backed by a British multinational financial services and asset management company.

Outside of work, Zaneta enjoys city breaks and often plans these around music tours. She also enjoys exploring the best the UK has to offer with her three dogs.

Greg McKenzie

Managing Director View Profile

Greg McKenzie

Managing Director

Greg joined Belasko during 2020 and is responsible for fund, corporate and private wealth service delivery in Guernsey.

Greg has over 16 years’ experience within the financial services industry covering the investment, fiduciary and banking sectors. Through this period Greg has led and participated in a number of strategic initiatives which include business development, product establishment, regulatory change, operating model refinement and on boarding complex new business across global servicing businesses. Greg holds a number of directorship appointments for group and client entities. This covers investment management companies, regulated funds and private asset holding vehicles covering a spectrum of asset classes but specialising in alternatives. Greg holds the Corporate Governance Diploma from the Corporate Governance Institute, the Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors and serves on the Executive Committee for the Guernsey Investment & Funds Association.

Graham Parry-Dew

Managing Director View Profile

Graham Parry-Dew

Managing Director

Graham joined Belasko in 2020. He is a British national and has been resident in Luxembourg since 1991.

Graham has over 30 years’ experience in banking and the funds industry, predominantly with funds investing in alternative asset classes, with a major focus on AIFMD regulation, preparation, and subsequent service delivery.
He has worked for respected institutions within this time and in the last ten years has held senior management or authorised manager positions with global banks and specialist fiduciary and fund administration businesses. Graham acts as M.D, – Country Head leading the Belasko Luxembourg operation.”

Andy Bailey

Head of Fiduciary View Profile

Andy Bailey

Head of Fiduciary

Andy joined Belasko in 2020 to lead the Fiduciary offering across the Group.

Andy has over 20 years’ financial services experience having spent the last 12 years at leading independent trust companies, where he has held senior management, Director and Board level positions. Andy has extensive experience in complex Private Client and Corporate structures for UHNW international families, and has been appointed to various regulated and private entity Boards. These Board appointments have required the management of various regulated financial services obligations, together with the active management of a range of asset classes including residential and commercial property, peer to peer and private leverage arrangements, listed investment strategies, private equity, art and other esoteric asset classes. Andy holds a BSC (Hons) degree in Management with Trust and Estates through the Manchester Business School, as well as the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Diploma. (TEP).

Nick McHardy

Head of Funds View Profile

Nick McHardy

Head of Funds

Nick joined Belasko during 2020, is based in London and leads our Fund Administration service offering.

Nick has over 15 years’ experience working with private equity, credit and real estate fund structures and is passionate about delivering excellent client service through the deployment of efficient processes and the effective use of technology. He has led on the transfer of complex fund administration and accounting mandates and in the implementation of ISAE 3402 compliant fund administration operating models.

Nick qualified with PwC and has held a number of board positions for regulated and unregulated fund structures (General Partners & Managers).

Niamh Fountaine

Director View Profile

Niamh Fountaine

Director

Niamh joined Belasko in March 2021 with responsibility for the Fiduciary team in Jersey.

She has over 18 years’ experience within the real estate and corporate administration sectors, having been previously responsible for a diverse range of property clients and prior to that a portfolio of structured finance vehicles. Niamh’s particular area of speciality lies within the administration, management and control, corporate governance and company secretarial aspects of Jersey companies and Jersey property unit trusts, particularly focusing on real estate assets, financing and security, and has held a number of client Board positions. Outside of work Niamh enjoys walking and baking.

Mark O’Malley

Director View Profile

Mark O’Malley

Director

Mark is a director of Belasko Jersey Limited having held senior positions in various fund and fiduciary businesses over the last 25 years.

Mark specialises in the management and administration of regulated and unregulated funds and corporate vehicles investing in real estate, private equity and debt, with assets in the UK, Europe and the USA. Mark frequently sits on the boards of entities under administration which has included listed funds. Mark has been involved with a large number of major UK and European property and private equity transactions, as well as corporate finance and leveraging arrangements. Mark graduated with a degree in law from the University of Southampton and also holds a BSc in Financial Services from UMIST. Away from Belasko, Mark’s main activities involve his family which currently include five daughters and four grandchildren! As a counterbalance, Mark enjoys kayaking around the beautiful coastline of Jersey.

John Russell

Director View Profile

John Russell

Director

John joined Belasko in January 2021 as a Director in our Luxembourg office and is responsible for central administration operations.

John has over 13 years’ investment fund industry experience in Luxembourg. He previously held the position of Director of Client Services – Private Equity at a leading fund administrator, managing several teams of accountants, corporate lawyers as well as the Investor Services team, providing central administration services to both regulated and unregulated Alternative Investment structures.

In addition to leading operational teams, John also served on the board of a limited number of CSSF regulated vehicles. John previously held the role of supervisor on the alternatives desk of a global bank. John holds a BA (hons) in Public Administration from the University of Limerick, Ireland. John is an avid music fan, and also enjoys mountain biking, cooking, and travelling with his wife and two young daughters.

Leasa Callaway

Associate Director View Profile

Leasa Callaway

Associate Director

Leasa joined Belasko in March 2021 as an Associate Director heading up the Funds Team in the Guernsey office.

Leasa has over 30 years’ experience in the investment fund industry, having previously worked with open and closed ended funds, Private Equity, Listed companies, Fund of Funds and Protected Cell Companies. She has also served on the board of various Corporate real estate companies and acted as alternate director to regulated companies.

Leasa holds the Certificate in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors and she is currently working towards the Diploma in Company Direction.

In her spare time, Leasa enjoys yoga, clay pigeon shooting, walking her two dogs and looking after her grandchildren.

Katy Wilby

Senior Operations Manager View Profile

Katy Wilby

Senior Operations Manager

Katy joined Belasko in March 2020, to support the transformational growth journey.

As Senior Operations Manager, Katy is responsible for local IT and the Group Operations teams based in Guernsey. Katy also supports the Group Operations Director with the Business Change Portfolio, managing the delivery of Belasko’s Strategic initiatives. She has worked for numerous multinational financial services businesses, in technical client facing and back office capacities. Previous roles saw Katy develop solutions and lead teams in Business Intelligence, Project Management, IT Operations and Strategic Initiatives. Katy has a background in IT and Programming and understands the importance of implementing solutions underpinned by a solid technological infrastructure. Previous projects she has worked on include; developing and implementing Target Operating Models for businesses in different states of maturity, Data/Business Intelligence Strategies, IT Infrastructure Projects, Core System Implementations, Organisational Design and Process Redesign. Katy has extensive experience advising and working with all levels of leadership to design solutions to enhance and futureproof business performance

In her spare time, Katy likes being outdoors and particularly enjoys regular walks along Guernsey’s cliff paths.

Alex Gauld

Manager View Profile

Alex Gauld

Manager

Alex joined Belasko in November 2020 as Manager of the Fiduciary Team in the Guernsey office.

Alex has over 6 years’ of experience in the financial services industry, having previously worked for two leading fiduciary and corporate service providers holding the positions of Trust Officer and Assistant Manager respectively. Alex has considerable experience in the Private Client sector, having managed international corporate structures of varying complexity containing a diverse range of assets (from investment portfolios and artwork to residential and commercial property) for high net worth individuals and their families.

Alex holds the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners’ Diploma in International Trust Management (TEP) and the Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Private Wealth Advising. She is currently working towards an MSc in Law and Private Wealth Advice with the University of Law.
In her spare time, Alex enjoys hiking and playing bridge; since she started playing in 2008, she has won a number of competitions in the UK and Ireland and has represented Guernsey in the county, national and international competitions, most notably participating in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Mica Jakins

Manager View Profile

Mica Jakins

Manager

Mica is an ACCA qualified accountant with 20 years’ experience in financial and commercial roles across various industries.

Prior to relocating to the UK in 2007, she obtained her Bachelors degree in accounting science alongside completing her articles with an audit firm in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Mica joined Belasko in early 2020 as one of the first recruits in the UK business and currently manages the Real Estate division of Belasko UK.

Mica is passionate about nature, cooking, giving back and sport.