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Local ‘Powerwomen’ recognised

Local ‘Powerwomen’ recognised

Tuesday 10 December 2019

Local ‘Powerwomen’ recognised

Tuesday 10 December 2019

A number of women working in local firms have been recognised as 'key players' within the international community of wealth management.

Now in its sixth year, the Citywealth's International Powerwomen's Top 100 list is part of the wider Citywealth Leaders List, considered as the leading directory for industry professionals where clients and peers can nominate individuals to be included.

Oak Group’s Managing Director, Nicola Gott, made the list along with her Isle of Man counterpart, Tanya O’Carroll.


Pictured: Oak Group’s Managing Director, Nicola Gott.

“Being recognised by Citywealth as International Powerwomen is high praise and certainly well deserved by Tanya and Nicola,” said Oak Group’s CEO, Stuart Platt-Ransom.

“They both played hugely significant roles in Oak’s formation and continue to do so in the day to day running of the business ensuring we are successful in delivering bespoke solutions that exceed the expectations of our clients around the world.”​

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Pictured: Farah Ballands, Estera's Chief Executive Officer.

Farah Ballands, Estera's Chief Executive Officer, is also listed among the top Powerwomen.

“Over the last few years, we have driven a real step change in our service delivery and operational capabilities, which has resulted in rapid expansion through both acquisitions and impressive organic growth,” she said.

“Our teams offer a highly-personalised, proactive service across all business lines. I am extremely proud of the exceptional client service that they deliver which generates results above and beyond expectations.”


Pictured: Clockwise, Catherine Moore, Rachel Guthrie, Lily Oliveira, Rachael McDonald, Jessica Roland and Felicia de Laat.

Six leading professionals from Mourant were also included in Citywealth’s list, more than any other offshore law firm.

Partners Felicia de Laat, Jessica Roland and Rachael McDonald all feature, alongside Counsel Catherine Moore, Senior Associate Rachel Guthrie and Mourant Governance Services Associate Director, Lily Oliveira.

"We believe that diversity of talent is integral to providing our clients with the best services and solutions through the contribution of diverse perspectives,” commented Mourant Global Managing Partner, Jonathan Rigby, said.

“This consistent recognition by one of the industry's leading publications is a strong reflection of this culture, and to have so many of our people recognised is gratifying. Felicia, Jessica, Rachael, Catherine and Rachel are all outstanding lawyers who have made a considerable mark in their respective fields of practice." 

Mr Rigby also noted that this year marks the first time Mourant Governance Services has featured on the list, with the inclusion of Associate Director Oliveira. "It's fantastic to see the recognition extended to our Governance Services team. Lily is a core member of the leadership team in Guernsey and we're very proud to see her achieve this well-deserved industry recognition." 


Pictured: Collas Crill Parter Kellyann Ozouf.

Collas Crill Parter Kellyann Ozouf was listed along with Guernsey Partner, Angela Calnan, both of whom have already been recognised by Citywealth this year.

“Both Angela and Kellyann are extremely strong leaders within their fields, so while it is no surprise to me that they have received this recognition, I am of course delighted for them,” said Group Managing Partner, Jason Romer.

“Our IPCT teams are highly regarded across the board, and their continued success means both the Guernsey and Jersey teams have grown this year, and this will continue in 2020.” 


Pictured: Corbett Le Quesne’s Senior Partner Advocate Barbara Corbett.

Corbett Le Quesne’s Senior Partner Advocate Barbara Corbett is the only family lawyer to have made the list.  

ogier Powerwomen

Pictured: Sophie Reguengo, Katherine Neal and Sally Edwards.

Sally Edwards and Sophie Reguengo and Head of Employee Incentives, Private Wealth Jersey, Katherine Neal, all from Ogier feature in the list.

Ogier's Global Head of Private Wealth, James Campbell, commented: "It's great news that, once again, Ogier names figure prominently in lists of the most influential practitioners working in the private wealth sector. Over the years, each of these individuals has secured an excellent reputation with clients and colleagues and this is reflected in their appearance in these lists."


Pictured: Louise Bracken-Smith, founder and CEO of Fairway Group.

Louise Bracken-Smith, founder and CEO of Fairway Group, has made the Citywealth's list for the sixth year in a row.

Mrs Bracken-Smith commented: “Of course I’m very happy to have been part of the list over the past six years but what I think impresses me most is the growing depth of female talent at managerial and executive levels across the industry.”


Pictured: Kate Parner is in charge of Voisin’s Banking and Funds practice areas.

Kate Anderson, the Partner in charge of Voisin’s Banking and Funds practice areas, has also been ranked among the top International Powerwomen.

Voisin Law’s Managing Partner Ian Strang commented: “We’re extremely proud of Kate’s achievements and her ranking in this prestigious list reinforces her position as a leader in her field.”


Pictured: Catherine Taylor, Chief Operations Officer at Rathbone.

Catherine Taylor, the Chief Operations Officer and a main board Director at Rathbone Investment Management International (‘RIMI’), also features on the latest list.

The winners of the Powerwomen Awards will be announced in London on 22 February 2020. 

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