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Channel Islands independent director services business Altair has appointed Matt Wood as a director in Guernsey. 

Wood will take on a pivotal role in driving forward Altair’s growth strategy in the Channel Islands as it looks to support the governance and oversight needs of a rising number of businesses across Guernsey and Jersey. 

With over 20 years of financial services experience, particularly in the fund administration sector, Guernsey-based Wood joins Altair from Sanne where he was a Private Equity Director and Guernsey Country Head. Prior to that, he was Managing Director of State Street’s Alternative Investment Solutions. 

Wood originally trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC, specialising in banks and investment funds, He serves on the boards of managers of alternative investment funds across diverse strategies, including Buy Out, Debt, Healthcare, Venture Capital, Clean Energy and Real-Estate.

He also chairs the Marketing Committee of the Guernsey Investment & Funds Association, is a member of the IoD and holds the IoD Diploma in Company Direction. 

Andreas Tautscher, CEO, Altair, says: “We’re continuing to see a rising demand for high quality, professional, regulated director services across the islands, from listed companies and banks to funds and government bodies. With his broad, high level experience in the Channel Islands, Matt will undoubtedly add enormous value to Altair and play a vital role in building awareness around our proposition.”

Wood adds: “Altair already works with an impressive number of institutional and entrepreneurial clients, and there’s no doubt that more and more firms are recognising the importance of good governance and board effectiveness. I’m excited to join such an experienced and knowledgeable team of leaders who can help businesses in the islands meet their obligations and give them a solid platform for future success.”

Founded in 2012, Altair is regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission and the Guernsey Financial Services Commission and provides highly qualified independent directors to companies across the Channel Islands. 

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