Area of expertise

  • Private client structuring
  • Real estate
  • Specialist investment products
  • Private trust companies
  • Marine structuring
  • Middle Eastern clients


As an Associate Director in the Private Client team, Ian is responsible for a team of six administrators as well as delivering expert private client services to his own wide base of clients. Ian provides support to clients around the world, with particular experience and interest in supporting clients in the Middle East.

Ian has expertise in real estate and specialist investments, having managed the acquisition and sale of properties in the UK and Dubai, and having delivered a complex specialist investment strategy in the MENA region. The structures that Ian manages involve a wide range of private trust companies and other special purpose vehicles based in Jersey, Guernsey, England, Dubai and Jebel Ali Free Zone.

Ian regularly travels to the UK to meet with clients and their advisers and he sits on Hawksford’s Policies and Procedures Committee, lending his expertise to reviewing existing policies and ensuring they continue to be appropriate within the ever changing regulatory environment.

Qualifications and memberships

  • Society of Trust Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Studying towards the level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership

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