Nick Batiste appointed managing director of Saffery Champness in Guernsey
Nick Batiste joined Saffery Champness over 21 years ago and has worked his way up through the ranks of the firm, which has 113 locally-based employees, to become managing director of the Guernsey business. He succeeds Kelvin Hudson, who has been managing director for 13 years and who will remain in the full-time senior role of executive chairman while also devoting more time to his principal practice area, managing the affairs of ultra-high net worth private clients.
Hudson said: “Nick has been a loyal and committed employee of Saffery Champness for more than two decades and has worked at every level in the fiduciary business. One might describe him as a product of the firm’s development. Having decided to relinquish the day-to-day running of the business, I am confident that he will make an excellent managing director, well-equipped to take the business forward.‚Äù
Batiste said: I look forward to working with my fellow directors to plan and implement the future strategy for the Guernsey business and further build on the solid foundations established under Kelvin’s leadership.‚Äù