Kelly Watson – Client Services Director
Having qualified as a Barrister (non-practising) and Solicitor of England and Wales Kelly Watson spent five years in private practice in both England and Jersey before moving into the offshore finance industry in 2009. Kelly completed an advanced training scheme with an international bank-owned trust company, going on to work at an independent trust company prior to joining Accuro in 2021. Her legal background enables her to specialise in the administration of contentious, complex and / or distressed offshore structures, in particular those involved in litigation or under criminal or tax investigation. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Laws honours degree and the STEP diploma in International Offshore Administration. In her spare time she is a keen cyclist and opera singer.
Helen Hendy – Client Services Director
With a career spanning over 30 years in the Jersey private client industry, Helen Hendy brings additional strength and depth to the Accuro team, specialising in structuring for UHNW UK Resident and Non-UK domiciled families, PTCs, family governance and Family Investment Companies, and managing a wide range of asset classes for multi-jurisdictional, international client families. During her career, Helen has worked to executive board level with three previous fiduciary services providers including independent, bank-owned and PE backed businesses. Working closely in partnership with clients and intermediaries to achieve the desired structuring, generational wealth planning and philanthropic objectives, Helen is highly respected by the finance community for the strong and lasting relationships she builds with all parties. Helen is an Associate member of ICSA – the Chartered Governance Institute and holds the IOD Diploma in Company Direction.
Helen commented: “I truly believe I have found a business aligned with my own values, placing the client family and their objectives back at the top of the agenda and delivering a first class, personal service. Accuro recognises the importance of people and culture in driving success, both for our client families and our team. Together we are passionate in our commitment to be a top tier fiduciary services provider and trusted advisers to our clients whilst being mindful of our corporate mission to be a force for good in society.”
Paul Douglas, Managing Director of Accuro in Jersey, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Helen and Kelly to the Accuro team. They are both industry professionals of the highest calibre and they bring extensive experience in managing diverse and complex assets, working closely with client families and their advisors. We are pleased that our independent business model and distinct working environment is what has attracted them to Accuro and we look forward to this helping them to deliver client service excellence.”