MCom CA(SA) | Managing Director
Lauren is a Chartered Accountant with a Masters in Tax from the University of Cape Town. Prior to joining Rock Trustees, Lauren gained valuable experience at KPMG and Moore Stephens, advising financial service businesses on tax and M&A transactions in Guernsey and South Africa respectively. Lauren also worked
in the UK social investment sector working on +£100m funds investing in charities and social enterprises.
ACA | Director
Andrew is the Founder of Rock Trustees and is a qualified Chartered Accountant and member of the ICAEW. He has experience in investment banking and has been instrumental in several technology driven start ups in the financial industry. Andrew has a personal interest in boats and aeroplanes, putting this to use on
the registry side of the business.
Advocate, TEP | Non-Executive Director
Russell has been a Non-Executive Director of Rock Trustees since 2007. Russell is the managing partner of Carey Olsen's Guernsey office and is also a Notary Public. He was named "Lawyer of the Year - Channel Islands, Isle of Man" in 2019 in the Citywealth IFC awards. He also features as one of the world’s top 25 pre-eminent trusts and estates legal practitioners as part of the ‘Best of the Best’ Expert Guide each year since 2011. He is a member of ACTAPS, STEP and the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. Russell has been recognised in Legal Week's Private Client Global Elite listings 2018.
Cert BA | Associate Director
Dean Southern has been involved with the company since 2012. In his role as Associate Director, he deals with all the trust and company financial affairs as well reporting on all investment portfolios. Dean is a part qualified Chartered Institute of Management Accounts member and is a STEP Affiliate.
André has worked with Rock Trustees clients since its launch in 2004 and joined the team in 2021. Qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa, he has worked with UK-based tech-driven entrepreneurial companies for the last 20 years. He brings a broad range of experience to the mix, including overseeing the financial control for multiple businesses and working with teams to develop bespoke financial and operational end-to-end systems within a rapidly evolving regulatory environment.
ALIBF TEP | Senior Administrator
Gary joined Rock Trustees Limited in 2021 upon their setting up of a Guernsey office. Gary has 18 years experience in the trust and fiduciary sector gained from his roles in local Guernsey trust companies. This included dealing with the day to day administration of complex client structures and being the Lead Administrator for client cells in an in-house cellular insurance company. During 2020, Gary took some time out traveling before joining the Rock Trustees team.
Gary is an Associate of the London Institute of Banking and Finance and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, holding the Diploma in International Trust Management.
OLIVER DE CARTERET
Oliver joined Rock Trustees as a school leaver in 2018. Since then, he has gained valuable experience working on a range of different clients and functions within the company. Oliver has completed the STEP Certificate in International Trust Management.
Ash joined Rock Trustees in 2020 after spending several years testing himself gathering a more grass roots skill set. Prior to driving horses, tractors and chasing pigs however, Ash worked in Operations for RBSI in the Isle of Man as a school leaver before becoming Office Manager for a Compliance Consultancy in Dorset. Outside of work, Ash is an enthusiastic musician, sound engineer and producer and has been involved in setting up and performing at many shows and festivals around the U.K. and Channel Islands.
Francesca joined Rock Trustees in 2020 after originally working in the hospitality sector. Francesca is gaining experience in administrating a wide range of structures. Outside of work, Fran is a proud mother of two beautiful girls.