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Barclays appoints new trust director

Barclays appoints new trust director

Thursday 27 November 2014

Barclays appoints new trust director

Barclays has appointed Norson Harris as a director in the bank’s global investments and solutions trust division in Jersey.

In his new role Mr Harris will focus on building and maintaining the existing complex fiduciary relationships with Barclays’ clients based in Europe, the Middle East and Far East.

He has over 25 years of experience working in the international financial services industry as a fiduciary, company director and wealth manager.

Previous roles include director of the Charlesworth Group Limited, a private family office and founder and Managing Director of he Kensington Group, a trust and wealth management group based in Guernsey.

Ashley Cox the bank’s global investments and solutions trust  division said: “Norson has extensive experience of the international finance industry and has a detailed understanding of many business areas including private banking, fiduciary and family office. He is an excellent addition to the team.”

Mr Harris is a law graduate and barrister. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

He has held a number of non-executive directorships in both the commercial and fund sectors and is recognised for his experience in regulated industries. His directorships have included TOTESport, a subsidiary of the TOTE, which was owned by the UK Government from its inception until its sale in 2011 and remains as the Non-Executive Chairman of Alderney Electricity. He has also sat on a number of professional and government sponsored committees, including the education committee of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners in Guernsey as its Chairman, and as a member of the Inheritance Law Review Committee of the States of Guernsey.

He said: “My role in the trust team is very much client-focused and I will be working to build strong personal relationships with new and existing clients. I’m looking forward to working with the entire trust and wealth management team at Barclays which has a strong and established reputation in the wealth structuring and fiduciary arena."

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