Michel van Leeuwen, Group Chief Executive, and Darren Kelland, Global Head of Private Client Services, have both been named among the Top 50 Most Influential private client practitioners of 2018.
The 50 Most Influential private client services practitioners in the UK and its Crown Dependencies list for 2018 was compiled by eprivateclient, the leading website and news service for private client practitioners, including lawyers, accountants, trustees and fee-based IFAs.
The list celebrates the breadth and depth of talent at the forefront of services and solutions in private wealth and recognises leaders who are providing the best possible advice and service for clients, driving innovation in the way the needs of clients are met.
Darren Kelland leads the management of Hawksford’s private client services and to his clients is known for his professionalism, independence and ethics. He always maintains a high level of personal involvement and over the years has worked alongside entrepreneurs, influential individuals and established families.
Darren commented, “While it is very humbling to receive this recognition it is truly a reflection of the great team that I work with. There are many hours of endeavour that have been dedicated to ensure that I and Hawksford have the platform from which to deliver exceptional client service to exceptional clients”.
Likewise, Michel has a proven track record in delivering growth and is focused on delivering a multidisciplinary service offering for clients.
“Being recognised for the quality of service that Hawksford provides to its clients, is much appreciated. As only one part of a highly professional and client focused team I am happy for Team Hawksford in receiving this honor” said Group Chief Executive, Michel van Leeuwen.
Michel van Leeuwen
Group Chief Executive
Michel has a proven and highly regarded track record in delivering growth, having held senior positions at numerous high profile financial services and fintech businesses.
Global Head of Private Client Services
Darren is an experienced guardian when it comes to the assets and financial affairs for ultra HNW individuals and families. He has substantial experience as both a trustee and a director on complex trust structures, family offices and multinational companies, and has provided administration services for high profile and influential individuals, entrepreneurs and long established families with considerable private capital and varied business interests.
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