GIFA has seven committees that report to the Executive Committee as can be seen in the structure chart. The names of the committees and their chairs can be seen below.
All Sub-Committees meet on an ad hoc basis
Chair of the Custodian Committee
Gregory became chair of the Custodian and Depository Committee in 2018.
He joined Northern Trust in 2013 and currently heads up the Custody, Depositary and Trustee business units servicing private and corporate clients of Northern Trust (Guernsey) Limited. He also holds a number of directorship and committee appointments across Northern Trust EMEA. Gregory has accumulated over 10 years experience within the financial services industry covering the fund administration, custodian and trustee sectors. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and the Institute of Directors.
Chair of the Education Sub Committee
Linda Ogier has over 20 years experience in the finance industry and is Head of Fund Administration Services for J.P. Morgan in Guernsey. Linda is an Associate of the Institute of Financial Services and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.
Linda has been a member of the GIFA Education Sub-Committee since November 2013 and was appointed chair of the Committee in June 2017.
Chair of the Fund Administration Sub Committee
James Tracey is the Managing Director for JTC (Guernsey) Limited and also has a seat on JTC’s Institutional Client Services (ICS) Board.
Chair of the Managers' Committee
Stuart takes appointments in companies and funds experiencing difficulties, such as insolvency. Sectors have included energy, property, financial assets, mining and security.
He was a partner in a fund management company in Guernsey, during which time he was also chairman of the Guernsey Investment Managers’ and Stockbrokers’ Association. During this period he contributed to and initiated reviews into legislation, regulation and codes of practice.
Over the last five years Stuart has played a role in the orderly wind-down of a number of funds and legal arrangements in the Channel Islands and Caribbean, sometimes requiring the application of unusual solutions where remedies are still being developed in law.
Chair of the Marketing & Events Committee
Matt is a Guernsey based independent director with over 20 years of experience in financial services. Matt trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2002 with PwC specialising in banks and investment funds.
Matt was previously a Managing Director of State Street’s Alternative Investment Solutions and then subsequently a Private Equity Director and country head of Sanne’s Guernsey office. Matt sits on the Marketing Committee of the Guernsey Investment Funds Association, is a member of the IoD and holds the IoD Diploma in Company Direction.
Matt serves as an independent director on the boards of managers and alternative investment funds across diverse strategies. Outside of work Matt enjoys skiing, ski mountaineering and sailing as well as spending time with his young family.
Chair of the NED Committee
Mike was employed by the Eurostep Group, an industrial and financial services group, until he retired from his role at the end of June 2014. Prior to that he was a Managing Director of Close Fund Services Limited until May 2006 having joined them from Rothschild Asset Management (C.I.) Limited in June 1985. He is a non-executive director of a number of Guernsey based mutual fund companies and investment companies based in Guernsey. He is a Member of the Institute of Directors, is a past Chairman of the Guernsey Investment Fund Association (“GIFA”) and acts as a consultant to GIFA.
Chair of the Technical Committee
Haley has worked in Guernsey’s finance industry since 2001 and specialises in the corporate secretarial, establishment and ongoing technical needs of complex fund and fiduciary structures across a wide range of asset classes.