Specialist fund administrator, Ipes has added to its senior client services team with the appointments of Mary McGuirke and Joel Haskins as Operations Director for Ipes UK and Ipes Jersey respectively.
Mary and Joel will take a lead role in client relationship management and the delivery of operational excellence in their respective locations. They will work closely with the locally based Managing Directors, to whom they will report, and the client facing operational teams.
Mary has more than 20 years experience in the finance industry and is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant. She held senior roles at Santander, Capita Financial Group and Britannia Building Society. As Head of Private Equity Operations for Capita’s Specialist Fund Services division Mary worked with clients across the asset class and holds particular expertise in listed funds, fund of funds, activist and venture capital.
Joel joins Ipes from Northern Trust in Jersey where he headed up their Private Equity Fund Administration business. He has also worked for Bank Vontobel AG serving as the Chief Financial Officer for their Private Equity Fund Management Company. Joel has more than 14 years finance industry experience. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Canada, and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Kevin Brennan, Chief Executive for the Ipes Group says “We are pleased to have been able to attract two such high calibre individuals to fill these important roles.'
“Both Mary and Joel are key hires for our business, bringing with them considerable expertise in the Private Equity space. Their appointments form part of an ongoing programme of investment in our client service infrastructure and our substantial local operations and will be of real benefit to our client base.”
Mary says “I am pleased to join Ipes’ business in London at a time when both the firm and the industry are poised for further growth. Ipes’ London office is well positioned to take advantage of recent positive trends in back office outsourcing and listed funds. The firm already has an impressive portfolio of clients and I am looking forward to working with them.”
On joining Ipes Joel says “Over the past three years, Ipes has a built strong reputation in the Private Equity Industry in Jersey, winning a number of high profile mandates. In particular, the positive outcome of the AIFM Directive for Jersey is good news and I am delighted to be joining Ipes at what is an exciting time for the business and the funds industry.”
Earlier this year, Ipes appointed Andrew Whittaker and Nigel Strachan as Managing Directors for its UK and Jersey operations respectively. The firm, which also has offices in Luxembourg and Guernsey, employs over 120 people and administers in excess of $43bn of client assets. Ipes was recently awarded Administrator of the Year UK & Ireland in ACQ magazine’s 2011 Annual Global Awards.