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Rick Brooks, chief executive, Ardel

Senior changes for Ardel as firm targets growth across its business areas

Ardel has put in place a new senior management team as it looks to further grow the range of trust, corporate and fund administration services it offers its international client base.

Rick Brooks (pictured) has been made chief executive officer of Ardel. Having joined the company as chief operating officer in 2004, Brooks will take on overall responsibility for strategic and tactical corporate development, product development, strategic business intelligence and operational management across Ardel’s business areas and jurisdictions.

With over 30 years’ experience in fiduciary management, private banking administration and relationship management, Brooks has worked for over 20 years in operational roles across the UK, offshore and onshore Europe. A fully qualified trust, investment and project management professional, Brooks worked for Coutts in Guernsey and Jersey prior to joining Ardel. He is a member of the Institute of Directors, the Institute of Financial Services, the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and the Business Continuity Institute.

Meanwhile, Richard Agnelli takes on the role of operations director for Ardel Trust Company, responsible for the company’s day-to-day operations across the jurisdictions in which it has a presence and heading up its company secretarial, banking and accounting teams. 

Having worked for a number of Guernsey companies in various fiduciary administration and client relationship management roles up to director level, Agnelli has 30 years of industry experience. He joined Ardel as an associate director within the trust administration business in 2002, subsequently becoming increasingly focused on business operations, with particular expertise in project management, developing systems and data mining.

Brooks says: “Giving clients a seamless, efficient and high quality service is of absolute importance to Ardel. With our new senior team in place, I believe we are in an extremely strong and stable position both to continue to offer those high standards of service and target further growth across our fund, corporate and trust administration businesses.”

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