Powerwomen Awards Judges

Karen Jones - Chairwoman
Citywealth
CEO

Karen founded Citywealth after a career at News International, The Times, and Sunday Times in the legal, financial and recruitment sections. She also ran the Legalease flagship title Legal Business/Asia Pacific Legal 500, and launched Legal Business Awards and Legal 500 parties. Karen then took over In Brief magazine, where she grew the organisation from a buyout where it had gone bankrupt to a successful £500,000-a-year publishing and events business. Her work as a Citywealth CEO was recognised by four New York Stevie Awards: Women helping women (2014, 2015), Innovator of the year (2015), and Entrepreneur of the year (2015).

Kellyann Ozouf
Collas Crill
Partner

Kellyann is a Partner at Collas Crill and heads the award winning International Private Client and Trusts practice in Jersey. She has over 15 years' experience in private client work and is both a Jersey advocate and a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. She acts for a range of professional trustees (local and international trust companies and bank owned trust companies), settlors, beneficiaries and ultra high net worth individuals. She advises on all aspects of Jersey law concerning wills, succession, foundations and trusts. Kellyann's work often involves assisting the Jersey dispute resolution team (in both non-contentious and contentious court applications, including variation, rectification and mistake applications), corporate and property teams, as well as the UK real estate team.

Michelle Le Herissier
JTC
Managing Director - South Dakota

Michelle has nearly 25 years’ industry experience and joined JTC in 2015 to head up the company’s office in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Since then her role has significantly diversified and she now has responsibility as MD for JTC’s private client operations in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In addition to managing the daily administration activities of this jurisdiction, Michelle also has responsibility for building the team, together with expanding JTC’s service offering in this jurisdiction, supporting the Regional Americas Head – Emilio Miguel, by developing relationships with clients, third party introducers and a variety of intermediaries. Prior to JTC, Michelle was based in Singapore for eight years. She spent four years with Barclays as Managing Director of the Singapore and Hong Kong trust divisions and the other four with Cititrust, where she set up and ran a similar operation. She has also spent a number of years in the private wealth arena in Switzerland (Zurich) working for Citi and Credit Suisse with a particular focus on the Asian marketplace.

Kathryn von Mattiessen
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Partner

For ultra-high-net-worth individuals, Kathryn von Matthiessen offers sophisticated yet practical counsel on income and transfer tax optimization. She provides estate and business succession planning for domestic and international private clients, and has extensive experience in cross-border issues. Kathryn's international private client experience is particularly broad. For clients coming to the United States she provides pre-residency planning. For foreign families with US members, she uses a number of tools to facilitate tax-efficient wealth transfers to US family members while minimizing US gift and estate tax liability for foreign settlors. Kathryn also advises clients leaving the United States on outbound planning matters. For international clients everywhere, she helps to structure global succession plans and assists them in selecting appropriate jurisdictions.

Glen Atchison
Harbottle & Lewis
Managing Partner

Glen Atchison advises ultra-high and high-net-worth individuals, family offices and trusts on UK and international tax and succession planning, establishing tax efficient planning, asset protection and succession structures. He also advises on international asset recovery. Glen’s client base is highly diverse, ranging from those involved in the financial sectors and funds, to those in the technology, media and entertainment industries. Glen is also the Firm’s Managing Partner.

Marina Nikoloska
UBS Wealth Management
Client Advisor

Marina is an experienced client advisor at UBS Wealth Management, with responsibility for advising a number of wealthy families with complex financial, and structural needs. Her clients come from a variety of backgrounds, but she specialises in advising resident non domiciled individuals; ranging from senior financial executives to hedge fund and private equity partners, and entrepreneurs. Prior to joining UBS in 2011, she was at Coutts & Co where again she was advising sophisticated UK Resident/Non-Domiciled clients. During her time there, she was also seconded for a year to RBS Global Banking & Markets where she served large family offices with institutional needs. Marina graduated in 2005 from University College, London with a degree in Economics, and holds a Master's degree in Management from Imperial College, London. She is professionally qualified, holding both the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment Certificate in Investment Management, and Certificate in Private Client Investment Advice & Management

Gary Heynes
RSM UK
Partner & Head of Private Client

Gary is the national head of private client, one of the largest tax advisory and compliance teams in the UK for individuals, trustees (onshore and offshore) and estates. Gary has wide experience of private client tax issues and advises many entrepreneurs, business owners, UK non-resident and non-domiciled individuals and trustees both in the UK and offshore on a variety of UK tax matters. Gary is also an associate of the chartered institute of taxation. Gary has been named one of private client’s 50 Most Influential 2018 – an award designed to identify, recognise, promote and introduce the leading practitioners of the private client professions. Those that have made it onto the list are the leaders when it comes to providing the best possible advice and service for clients and innovation in the way the needs of wealthy individuals are met.

Sheila Dean
Equiom
Non Executive Chairman

As Non-Executive Chairman, Sheila works closely with the Board of Equiom on strategic initiatives. She is responsible for facilitating growth, expanding the breadth of services Equiom offers and the continued success of Equiom’s acquisition strategy. As a global ambassador for the business Sheila also manages several key external relationships, such as regulators and prospective M&A targets, as well as maintaining longstanding client relationships. In 2006, Sheila led the initial management buy-out to form Equiom, and in 2013, a secondary management buyout was completed which saw Sheila become Global CEO of the business. In 2019, leading global alternative investment firm, Värde Partners, joined Equiom’s longstanding equity partner LDC, and Sheila became Non-Executive Chairman.

Nic Arnold
PwC
Tax Director

Private Office Director - Specialist in International Families, Private Wealth, Family Offices & Luxury Assets, PwC United Kingdom Nic is a Director in PwC's International Private Client Tax Team specialising in working with family offices and complex high net worth individuals. Her clients typically have an international footprint with family members, property, investments, businesses and private assets which span the globe. Nic heads up PwC’s Luxury Asset Advisory Team which provides specialised tax and consulting advice on owning, managing and acquiring superyachts, aircraft, art and other high value assets.

Zoë Camp
New Quadrant Partners
Partner

I am a founding partner of New Quadrant Partners and, as a private client lawyer of 20 years, I advise on wealth and succession planning and provide UK tax and trust advice to families based both within and outside of the UK. I have particular expertise in dealing with business owning families and those with UK/US connections. Since New Quadrant Partners was set up I have developed our strong UK/US team and entertainment offering. My approach to wealth and succession planning is to provide a solution that is not only efficient but is workable when taking into account the personalities, resources and skills of the family members and advisors who will be instrumental in running the family enterprises going forward. I am a trust expert and also advise on the use of companies and partnerships as alternative family wealth and business holding structures. For many of my client families, philanthropy and responsible business practices are an integral part of their planning and in response to this demand, I have been developing the knowledge and contact base to help families with their philanthropic and social goals.

Francesca Boschini
Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas
Director, Wealth Planning

Ms. Boschini is Director of Wealth Planning and Senior Wealth Strategist in Deutsche Bank Wealth Management’s New York office and provides technical assistance on wealth planning matters to U.S. and international clients. She works to develop and execute solutions for the complex global wealth preservation and estate planning needs of high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth clients. Ms. Boschini has over 20 years of experience in the wealth planning field. Prior to joining the firm, she worked at RBC Wealth Management for 18 years, as head of its U.S. & International Wealth Planning team and served as a Director on the RBC Delaware Trust Company Board of Directors. Ms. Boschini earned her civil law degree and was awarded the academic degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) from the University of Bologna School of Law in 1997. She earned her Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in 2002, specializing in tax and estate planning, from the University of Miami School of Law. She was an honors recipient of the 2000 Garcia-Amador Scholarship and also received the Certification in International Tax. She has earned the “Trust and Estate Practitioner” designation (TEP) from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. TEPs are internationally recognized as experts in their field, with proven qualifications and experience. Ms. Boschini is a frequent speaker at international trust and estate planning conferences globally, and has authored several articles published in leading professional journals. She is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish with a working knowledge of Portuguese. Ms. Boschini is an active member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), IFG, the Institute for Family Governance (Advisory Board Member) and the Financial Women’s Association (FWA), with a focus on working with the Next Generation on Family Governance and Wealth Education, enhancing the role of women in finance and fostering the development of young female leaders.

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