Individual award - 29 November 2017

Hawksford CEO and Global Head of Private Client named as most influential

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.

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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.

Hawksford private client services enable us to support individuals and families for the long term.

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