Former Deloitte chair joins Elian


Elian, the specialist in corporate services, fund services, private wealth and capital services, which has a presence in the Cayman Islands, has appointed a new group chairman.

John Connolly was formerly global chairman and global managing partner of Deloitte. Since retiring from Deloitte in 2011, he has gone on to be appointed chairman at FTSE 100 companies G4S and Amec Foster Wheeler.

Connolly said: “Elian is incredibly well positioned for rapid growth, as a result of the company's recent management buyout of Ogier Fiduciary Services and the subsequent launch of their new brand. I am joining at a very exciting time and look forward to working with the Board and the Elian executive team, helping shape and implement the strategic plan.”

Connolly is also a special trustee of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, a member of the Board of Governors of the London Business School and sits on the President's Committee of the Confederation of British Industries.

Paul Willing, the chief executive officer of Elian, said: “John’s financial services experience is second to none and his skills and knowledge will be a major boost to Elian. With our ambitious growth strategy, we are committed to building a strong global business, consolidating our presence in existing markets and expanding into new markets.

“The fact that John will be investing personally in the business is a sign of his commitment and confidence in our strategy, and I look forward to working with him as we continue to build on our impressive track record of growth and our reputation for providing the highest levels of client service in our industry.”

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