In recognition of our team's hard work and talent, we've made a number of promotions across our private wealth, funds, corporate and support teams.
Within VG’s Private Wealth Team, five promotions have been awarded. Chris Hamon, who joined VG in 2019, has been promoted to Manager. Chris has over 15 years’ experience in the fiduciary industry having worked for both large FTSE 100 companies and smaller family office boutique firms. Commenting on Chris’ promotion Director, Mark Healey, said, “Chris has not only shown his capabilities within his client work, but he is also a positive influence across the firm and has clearly demonstrated his commitment to VG’s core values for which he was recently awarded VG Brand Ambassador of the Year 2022”.
Chelsea Ford and Sarah-Louise Mason who joined VG in 2020 have been promoted to Assistant Managers within the Private Wealth division. Debbie Lumsden, Director, added “Both Chelsea and Sarah-Louise run busy and complex portfolios of clients with minimal supervision. They have both developed strong relationships with their clients whilst always making time to support their team. Their can-do attitude and loyalty make them assets to the team”.
Additionally, within the Private Wealth team, Matthew Sargeant has been promoted to Assistant Manager and Karen Mollet to Senior Trust Officer. Mark Healey added “Matthew is very capable of dealing with clients autonomously and has been great at mentoring more junior members of the team. Karen has taken on day-to-day responsibility for some significant client relationships and has made substantial inroads in introducing efficiencies and improving the client experience”.
Zach Ellam, who joined VG’s Funds team in 2021 following a career change, has been promoted to Senior Fund Administrator alongside Lewis Mold, an equally new entrant to the industry and VG’s Corporate team, who has been promoted to Corporate Administrator. Director – VG Funds, Ashley Le Feuvre added “As relatively new entrants to the world of fund and corporate administration, Zach and Lewis have demonstrated a keen desire to apply themselves; they have climbed a steep learning curve, developed strong relationships with clients and these promotions are a well-deserved recognition of the respective strengths they bring to VG”.
Within VG’s Compliance team Brice Harris, who joined VG in 2015, has been promoted to Compliance Officer. Commenting on Brice’s promotion Ian Murphy, Director, said “Brice’s work ethic, attitude, and willingness to go over and above are only some of the reasons behind his deserved promotion; he is always looking for the best way/better way to do things and has been a huge support not only to the Compliance and Risk Team, but to the wider business”.
Back row (left to right) Matthew Sargeant, Chris Hamon, Lewis Mold, Brice Harris
Front Row ( left to right) Karen Mollet, Sarah-Louise Mason, Chelsea Ford