Broader management roles taken on by Butterfield Guernsey executives Print
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Thursday, 28 July 2011 08:38

Bob Moore, managing director of Butterfield’s Guernsey operation for the past 14 years, has been appointed to a new global role within the Butterfield Group.

Moore is succeeded by John Robinson, former deputy managing director, who has been appointed managing director of Butterfield Bank (Guernsey) Limited.

Moore, who will continue to be based in Guernsey, will assume wider responsibilities as executive vice president and head of Group Trust, leading the development of Butterfield’s Group Trust businesses from its six jurisdictional offices in Bermuda, The Bahamas, Cayman, Guernsey, Switzerland and Butterfield International Private Office in London.

‘Butterfield enjoys a prominent position in the international trust arena where we have been a leading name for many decades going back to the inception of the international trust industry. We are investing significantly in expertise and technology across our trust business and we believe the outlook for growth is very positive starting from the strong base that we have built over the years, with over $38.5 billion of fiduciary assets under our administration for both private and institutional clients,’ he said.

Moore will continue to work closely with Paul Hodgson, managing director of Butterfield Trust (Guernsey) Limited which is a significant component of Butterfield’s global trust and fiduciary services business.

He progressed to senior private banking positions in the UK, the United States and Europe before being appointed managing director of Butterfield in Guernsey in 1997. He is a former chairman of the Guernsey International Business Association.

Robinson is a chartered accountant and the current chairman of the Association of Guernsey Banks. He joined Butterfield in 2001, having previously occupied senior management roles at CIBC in Guernsey. As managing director he will assume responsibility for Butterfield’s banking, lending, and custody services in Guernsey, coordinating closely with the Group’s Guernsey based asset management and trust capabilities.

‘Group developments, including the senior role entrusted to Bob Moore, emphasise Guernsey’s important position within the Butterfield Group’s international network. Client service is key to everything we do and our clients benefit from the considerable strength and opportunities available to us from within the wider group,’ said Robinson.

‘I am delighted to have been appointed as managing director and look forward to working with our strong team in Guernsey as we position ourselves for further growth, with our focus firmly on client service,’ he added.

Bradford Kopp, president and chief executive officer of Butterfield, said the appointments continue the process of positioning the Group to enhance its focus on clients, deliver a first class service, and broaden and deepen client relationships. ‘The Trust business across our Group and the Guernsey jurisdictional businesses are both very important parts of our ability to meet clients’ needs. We look forward to strong business growth in the coming years from both these key parts of our Group,’ he added.