First Names Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Carola Zoni to its Guernsey office. Carola joins the senior team as a Client Services Director. Her appointment is effective immediately.

Carola is a highly qualified fiduciary professional with 18 years’ experience administering corporate and private wealth structures for clients around the world. She has particular expertise in servicing ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families, and in performance and reward management plans.

Prior to joining First Names Group Carola had carved out her career with a global financial services provider in Guernsey, where she progressed from trainee administrator to director of private wealth and corporate services.

Originally from Italy, Carola holds an MSc in Management Engineering from the Politecnico in Milan. She qualified as a chartered secretary with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) in 2002, winning the Bell Prize for best performance in her final exams. She is also a qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and holds the Certificate in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors (IoD). She is currently working towards her IoD Diploma in Company Direction to achieve chartered director status.

Carola’s role at First Names Group will see her lead a team of skilled administrators in the servicing of a diverse private client portfolio with complex multi-asset holding structures spanning a number of jurisdictions.

Speaking about her appointment, Carola said:

“First Names Group has an excellent reputation and I am delighted to become a ‘First Name’ myself. Having been with the same company for my entire career to date, this is a big move for me – and an exciting one. I’m really looking forward to motivating, developing and working closely with my team to deliver superior client service, while simultaneously helping achieve the Group’s Private Client strategy and profitability targets.”

David Preston, Managing Director of the Group’s Guernsey operation, commented:

“Carola is clearly a talented, driven individual and I am very pleased to welcome her to our team in Guernsey. Her dedication to effective team leadership and service delivery makes her a great asset to our business; her appointment reflects our commitment to hiring the very best people. I am confident she will thrive, both within this office and as part of our vibrant and growing international group.”