The business address of each of the non-executive directors and executive directors is courtesy of the Company at PO Box 1075, JTC House, 28 Esplanade, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands JE4 2QP.
Nigel Le Quesne, FCIS
Chief Executive Officer
Nigel is Group Chief Executive Officer of the Company, having joined the Group in 1991 from PriceWaterhouse. He has been the key figure in the development of JTC over the last 30 years. Nigel provides strategic leadership and management for the Group, as well as developing the people he works with. He has extensive trust, fund and corporate administration experience, holding roles from personal trustee through to directorships of private and quoted companies. Nigel is a respected industry figure and was named as one of the top 20 trustees internationally in the Citywealth Leaders List in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. In October 2015, Nigel was ‘Highly Commended’ in the International Director of the Year category at the UK IoD Director of the Year Awards and awarded the Global Director of the Year Award at the IoD Jersey Director of the Year Awards. In 2014, he was recognised as a leading ‘Trustee of the Year’ at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards. Nigel is a fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and the Chartered Management Institute. He is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Jersey Taxation Society, the Institute of Directors and the Jersey Funds Association.
Martin Fotheringham, CA
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Martin is responsible for directing the financial strategy, planning and forecasting for the Group. He also ensures that all financial management information and reporting is in line with the strategic and operational objectives of the business. Martin joined JTC in 2015 and has finance experience across multiple sectors. Previously, Martin spent eight years at Moody where, as Group CFO, he helped to see the business through two successful buyouts and a trade sale to Intertek plc (a FTSE 100 Company). Martin had started his career with BDO Binder Hamlyn and subsequently worked with Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Thomson Corporation and Bureau Veritas. Martin is a Chartered Accountant.
Chief Operating Officer
Wendy joined JTC in 2008 to head up the HR function of the Group before becoming Group COO at the time of CBPE Capital’s investment in 2012 at which time she was appointed to the Group Holdings Board, followed by an Executive Director appointment to the PLC board in 2019. Wendy has almost 35 years’ experience in financial services operations and HR, having previously worked at Mourant Ozannes (formerly Mourant) and Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Jersey. As Chief Operating Officer, she is responsible for evaluating and developing the operational strategy of the Group to ensure it builds the operational capabilities to support its growth prospects and deliver its financial targets. An essential element of Wendy’s role also includes leading acquisition integration projects to enable harmonisation of acquired businesses. In her capacity as Executive Director to the PLC Board, Wendy facilitates employee representation, an approach recognised under the UK Corporate Governance Code and one that aligns with JTC’s well-developed stakeholder culture. In 2022 Wendy was appointed as JTC’s first Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) which, in addition to her existing position as COO, plays a key role in bringing together JTC’s obligations as a responsible London Stock Exchange-listed business to develop and evolve our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) framework based on the Group’s purpose and cultural values. Sitting on both JTC’s Plc and Group Holding Boards, Wendy ensures that our operational and ESG objectives are fully integrated with the Group’s strategic decision making.
Michael Liston, OBE
Mike is the non-executive Chairman of the Company, having joined the JTC Board as independent non-Executive Director of JTC Group Holdings in 2012. Mike has extensive experience across public and private sector businesses. He was Chief Executive of Jersey Electricity plc between 1993 and 2008, leading the transformative diversification of the business. Mike has since held a number of non-executive roles, including: Chairman of AIM-listed Renewable Energy Generation Ltd; Chairman of AIM-listed KSK Emerging India Fund; and Chairman of Jersey Post. He is a non-executive director of Foresight European Solar GP Ltd and Foresight Solar & Infrastructure VCT plc. Mike was formerly Chairman of The Jersey Appointments Commission, established by the States of Jersey to ensure probity in senior public sector appointments. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. In 2007, Mike was awarded an OBE for services to the electricity industry and charity. He was elected as a Jurat (Lay Judge) of the Royal Court of Jersey in 2012 retiring from this position in 2017.
Independent Senior Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee
Dermot is a Chartered Accountant with extensive management, corporate finance and NED experience. A former Senior Partner of BDO LLP and former Chairman of BDO International LLP, the world’s fifth largest accountancy group, he was also the firm’s Head of Corporate Finance. Dermot joined a predecessor firm to BDO in 1973 and was made partner in 1980. After a period in management consultancy he joined the Corporate Finance group where he formed an advisory team and in this capacity led a large number of public and private transactions for major companies including Vodafone, Bank of Scotland, and Travelex. In his role as Chairman of BDO International LLP he was heavily involved in the strategic development and management of the BDO group. Since his retirement from BDO in 2010 Dermot has held a number of non-executive appointments, including non-executive director of Shaftesbury plc, and as a governor of Activate Learning.
Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee
Mike is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (FCIBS), and Associate Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (AMCT) and is an IOD qualified Director (Dip IoD). Mike has over 20 years management experience in banking, both with UHNW clients and corporate banking, most recently as the Regional Managing Director, Corporate Banking and Chairman Funds, Financial Institutions UK at RBS International where he was responsible for over 250 staff covering Jersey, Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories. In a career spanning 31 years with The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, Mike undertook a variety of roles, including as an auditor for four years, and gained extensive general management and lending experience across a number of industries. Mike utilises his corporate experience across a number of industries, now acting as an adviser to a number of companies with global interests and as a director of various Private Equity Funds. Mike’s current appointments include non-executive director of Jersey Finance Limited, non-executive director and member of the audit committee of GCP Infrastructure Investments Limited (a FTSE 250 Company) and founder and director of MMG Consulting Limited, a consulting advisory firm.
Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Nomination Committee
Erika joined JTC as a non-executive director in November 2019 and brings to the Board a wealth of experience and expertise in professional services, with particular strength in the areas of commercial development, M&A and technology. A dual Swiss-US national, Erika obtained an MS & BA in Mathematics from EPFL Switzerland before going on to complete a PhD in Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University, USA. Erika began her post education executive career with IBM Corp in Silicon Valley and also worked for global cybersecurity leader Symantec Corp, now NortonLifeLock Inc. She then moved into senior professional services roles with Ernst & Young in Silicon Valley where as a Partner, she was the Americas Operational Transaction Services leader for the Technology sector. Most recently Erika was with PwC LLP in London, where until 2018 she was Partner, UK M&A Integration Leader & TMT M&A Advisory / Delivering Deal Value Leader. Her board-level roles, held since 2001, have included serving as an Advisory Board Member for eBoomerang (USA) and Freeon Ltd (UK) and a Non-Executive Director of Kevian Capital Management LLP, a San Francisco based global asset management firm with US$200m in hedge fund assets and US$1bn in advisory assets. Erika currently holds one other Non-Executive Director role with Amino Technologies PLC (Cambridge, UK), whom she joined in 2019 and where she is also Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee.
Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Governance and Risk Committee
Kate Beauchamp joined the board as an Independent Non-Executive Director, on 24 March 2022. Kate acts as Chair of the Board’s Governance and Risk Commmitte and is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees. Kate is a qualified lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience in both private and commercial practice and in the provision of corporate and legal advisory services in both the UK and USA. In addition to her executive role, Kate acts as an independent consultant on good governance and board effectiveness to private and public companies, and has lectured on property, trusts and equity (UK) law.