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Fairway Group strengthens leadership team with C-Suite appointments

23 May 2021

April French Furnell

Fairway Group has appointed Mark Hucker as interim Chief Executive Officer and Matt Ebbrell as Chief Operating Officer to lead the continued growth and digital transformation of the business.

Mark brings with him more than 20 years of finance industry experience encompassing C-Suite roles in Jersey based fiduciary services and international banking with organisations such Standard Bank, Key Trust, Ermitage Group and most recently VG.  Mark, whose career started at Deloitte is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) and qualified Trust and Estate Practitioner.

Matt has been promoted to COO having been part of the Fairway Group as HR Director since 2018.  He has over 18 years of Human Resources experience have worked at HSBC, Royal Bank of Canada and most recently the Jersey Financial Services Commission. Matt is a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development.

The appointments have been made as the Fairway Group seeks to build on its strong Jersey presence and position it for further growth. Mark will not only caretake the CEO role while Louise Bracken-Smith is on extended leave but will shape the group’s strategy and continued digital transformation.  Matt takes responsibility for Fairway’s People, IT, Finance, Marketing and Facilities strategies.  

Ian Henderson, recently appointed Chairman of Fairway Group, commented, “Mark brings with him a wealth of industry knowledge which will help shape our strategy going forwards.  We’ve been delighted with the growth of Fairway over the past 20 years, and Mark’s appointment brings fresh insight, which combined with Matt’s solid understanding of our business, people and change management, will take us to the next level of our development.  Their business acumen will be extremely valuable as we further our strategic vision.  I am looking forward to working closely with both of them.”

 

The CEO appointment is subject to regulatory approval.

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