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Crestbridge appoints Chief People Officer

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Crestbridge has appointed Mike Edward as Chief People Officer.

In his role, Edward will be responsible for the implementation of strategic and practical plans to support Crestbridge’s international growth objectives in order to meet evolving compliance, regulatory and legislative obligations across each of Crestbridge’s eight jurisdictions.

With a career in human resources spanning more than two decades, Edward has particular expertise in devising strategies and techniques to support change and culture management and he originally joined Crestbridge on a consultancy basis, with a remit to manage a series of major HR projects. Prior to joining Crestbridge Mike worked in a number of high-profile banking and financial institutions including six years at a major European-headquartered bank, based in both London and New York, and twelve years at a leading asset management firm in Jersey.

Edward takes over the role from Fiona St Clair-Bolam, who is retiring after a career spanning almost 30 years in human resources. Since joining Crestbridge eight years ago, Fiona has been instrumental in creating and building a people-focussed culture to support the strategy and growth of the business, which now has a headcount of more than 475 people spread over eight locations across the globe. She leaves Crestbridge at the end of the year.

Crestbridge CEO Dean Hodcroft, says: “At Crestbridge our people are the heart of our business and a vital element in achieving our strategic growth ambitions. I’m delighted with Mike’s appointment to the role, where his significant industry experience will be invaluable in leading our HR strategy and helping us drive our evolving Crestbridge vision, building upon the people-focussed culture that Fiona has expertly embedded over the years. Fiona has been a key member of the senior leadership team and has been pivotal in our success to this point and I’d like to thank her for her invaluable contribution, input and counsel.”

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