Christine Stockton, Steve Carr, Helen Skade, Louise Solman, Ian Murphy and Matthew Wilkinson have all received the promotion. All of the promoted team members are highly qualified with proven track records so we were interested by the personal individual interests.

Mrs Stockton enjoys gardening, walking her dog and spending time with her 14-month-old granddaughter. Jerseyman Mr Carr was recognised by International publication, Private Client Practitioner in their 2010 Top 35 Under 35 ranking. His interests include travel, running and football.

Ms Skade joined Hawksford International in 2006 having gained extensive business experience over 20 years in the finance industry. She is a motor racing enthusiast and regularly travels to various Grand Prix circuits.  Mrs Solman has spent more than 10 years in finance and more than eight in offshore trust and company office. She is an avid American football, ice hockey, tennis, motorsport and Nascar fan.

Mr Murphy is a council member of the Jersey branch of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, is a qualified Chartered Secretary and also sits on the Jersey Financial Services Commission?s AML / CFT steering group. Mr Murphy is a keen DIY enthusiast and enjoys reading, cycling and eating out. He recently completed a Masters in Corporate Governance through Bournemouth University.

Mr Wilkinson spent 10 years working for Torex, based in Sheffield, where he looked after clients such as Hamleys, Tower of London and Harvey Nichols, implementing their retail systems. He moved to Jersey in 2003 and was a director of IT for Le Riche. He joined Hawksford International in March 2009 as head of IT and has recently taken responsibility for business enablement as well as running the IT team. He enjoys travelling, keeping fit and is keen supporter of Sheffield United. Congratulations to all six on their appointments.