About Hawksford - 29 August 2017

Hawksford appoints Global Head of People

Hawksford has appointed Sharon De Mendonca as global head of people to lead and develop the strategic direction of the HR function and to support on business deliverables.

A HR professional for more than 20 years, Sharon boasts a wealth of experience in people strategy, talent management, performance management, succession planning and engagement.  She has been involved in the delivery of acquisitions across multiple locations and has extensive experience of successfully building operational capability, leading change and influencing and engaging across all levels of business.


‘I am delighted to be joining Hawksford, a business which is going places,’ said Sharon. ‘It is great to have the opportunity to join at this exciting point in the company’s journey and to be able to assist in driving it forward. I will be able to focus on ensuring that Hawksford’s HR strategies align with the business objectives in the short, medium and long term.’


Sharon will be responsible for a team based across Jersey and Asia.


‘We are very happy to welcome Sharon to Hawksford. She demonstrates a strong commercial focus and has extensive global business partnering and operational experience within fast paced global organisations – experience which will be an asset to us as we continue on our growth trajectory. Sharon will be an incredibly strong team manager who has a commercial, pragmatic and business focused approach to HR,’ said Hawksford CEO, Michel van Leeuwen.


Sharon said: ‘Hawksford is committed to the development of people through its learning and development framework, bespoke training programmes and in-house coaching. Hawksford is STEP Platinum Employer Partner Accredited and Gold Accredited by the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI). These qualifications reinforce Hawksford’s commitment to investing in people and I’m looking forward to building on this.’


Sharon holds a Masters and Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and has previously held roles at First Names Group, Ogier and Ogier Fiduciary Services.


Hawksford is an international Corporate, Private Client and Funds business with clients in 115 countries. Earlier this year Hawksford secured a trust licence in Singapore, and is now able to meet the needs of private and corporate clients seeking high quality, regulated trust services in one of Asia’s premier financial centres.


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