Our People

 

Redwood was founded to provide commercially minded and robust business risk services and our people all have a track record in this regard. You can read a little bit more about some of the team below.

James Wood
James Wood Chief Executive

James has over 16 years of experience in compliance, regulation and risk.  Prior to setting up Redwood James was a Senior Manager for Grant Thornton Limited, heading up the regulatory compliance team. As part of this role James was the Money Laundering Reporting Officer, a member of the Enterprise Risk Committee and was responsible for the sign off of all new business. He also provided Compliance and AML consultancy services on behalf of Grant Thornton.

Previously James has been the Head of Compliance (Guernsey) and MLRO for Brooks Macdonald Asset Management (International) Limited and sister company Brooks Macdonald Retirement Services (International) Limited, Guernsey Branch.

He also spent 5 years working for the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) as a Senior Analyst in the Investment Division.  During this time he led teams in the Investment Division’s Applications Team, On-Sites Team and Monitoring Team.

James’ career started with the States of Guernsey – Civil Service, where he was an Internal Auditor and Trainee Accountant. This is where his passion for risk and governance began.

He is a member of the International Compliance Association and holds the International Diploma in Compliance and is also a Certified Accounting Technician.

Jayne Button
Jayne Button Head of Jersey

Jayne has 30 years' experience in the financial services sector, 18 of which have been in the Compliance, AML and risk arena. Prior to joining Redwood, Jayne was instrumental in setting up a Group Monitoring Unit for the SG Hambros Group, in her role as Group Head. Jayne returned to the Company having previously held the role of Compliance Manager and Deputy MLRO. Jayne also assisted with the establishment of a Jersey office, for Anglo Irish Bank Limited, Jersey Branch, and in particular the Compliance function, holding the roles of Compliance Officer, MLRO/MLCO. This involved spending some time in Dublin and the Isle of Man offices. 

Charlie Roger
Charlie Roger Director

Charlie brings to Redwood a 25 year career in offshore wealth management, providing and overseeing investment services to private clients, intermediaries, institutions and charities. Roles have encompassed relationship management, operations, acquisition and integration together with strategy, business planning and business development.  He also has experience in risk and compliance and an extensive knowledge of sales, marketing and PR teams.   He has great understanding of divisional management, executive management and executive directorships.

His skills and experience cover:

Investment markets - Fixed interest sales/trading, advisory stockbroking, research & analysis, relationship management, business development;

Executive management –Multiple committee membership with multiple senior management responsibilities including jurisdictional, investment/funds, operations, risk, compliance, marketing & PR, business development/sales, strategic analysis/business planning and project management;

Corporate governance - Executive director of multi-jurisdictional wealth management companies.

He has held various high level positions which include Chief Executive Officer - Channel Islands at Ravenscroft Limited, Head of Wealth Management Guernsey at Canaccord Genuity Wealth (International) Ltd and Head of Guernsey Stockbroking at Collins Stewart (CI) Limited.

Qualifications include: Chartered Director (CDir), Institute of Directors; Guernsey Financial Advice Standards Compliant; Cert IoD & Dip IoD, Institute of Directors, a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments.  He is a Registered Representative of the London Stock Exchange and his BSc (Hons) degree in Economics & Politics was gained at the University of Southampton.

David Farrelly
David Farrelly Senior Manager

David has over 10 years' experience in compliance, regulation and risk and over 17 years experience working within the financial services.

Prior to joining Redwood, David was a compliance consultant for Northern Trust (Guernsey) Limited, overseeing the compliance monitoring programme for the Investment, Banking and Fiduciary companies. The role required reporting to the risk Committee and performing written analysis of areas of regulatory interest. He was also the Nominated Officer for both the Banking and Fiduciary companies.

Previously David spent nearly 8 years at the Guernsey Financial Services Commission as a Senior Analyst in the Enforcement Division, the Financial Crime Division and as an Analyst in the Investment Division. He was lead case officer on a number of enforcement actions and had extensive involvement in remediation exercises to ensure licensee’s compliance with the regulatory obligations.

Before joining the Commission, David spent 2 years working in the Investmemt team for Schroders (CI) Limited. Prior to moving to Guernsey, he worked within client services for a small fund management company in London and in the operational area for a large fund administrator. 

David is an associate member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments and a member of ACAMS (Association of Compliance Anti-Money Laundering Specialists) and has a degree in Business Studies and a BSc from the Open University.

Lance Barclay
Lance Barclay Senior Manager

Lance has over 15 years' experience in law enforcement and compliance. He began his career working for local law enforcement in Guernsey, comprising of the Fraud and International Team and the Financial Intelligence Service.  Since moving into the compliance arena in 2008, Lance has been assisting local and international companies to meet the Guernsey regulatory framework.

He has worked in the areas of Fiduciary, Investment, Insurance, Non Regulated and Prescribed business, as well as assisting in the licensing of new regulated and non-regulated financial entities. Lance is an experienced Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO), having performed this role for a multitude of licensees. He has also worked as a non-executive Director for a Guernsey-based Investment licensee with specific responsibility for the compliance function.

Lance provides training to financial entities both locally and internationally and has spoken at the Offshore Professional Conferences.

In October 2017 he completed the GCHQ accredited GDPR Foundation and Practitioner qualifications in preparation for the new Data Protection regulations due in May 2018.

Jenni Hartley
Jenni Hartley Senior Consultant

With more than a decade in the financial services industry, Jenni Hartley provides experienced outsourced compliance resource to CI regulated entities as a Senior Consultant.. Jenni spent three years at Ogier Fiduciary Services (Guernsey) becoming an associate director in investment funds. Jenni co-established Mid Europa Fund Management Limited in 2011, serving as Chief Operating Officer, Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer.  She holds an International Diploma in Compliance. 

Sector experience

Investment and Fiduciary
Maintenance and oversight of compliance assurance plans
Maintenance and oversight of business and prudential risk assessments
Assistance and provision of documents for licenses applications
Corporate Governance reviews

Professional qualifications and memberships

ICA International Diploma in Compliance

Neil Duquemin
Neil Duquemin AML/CFT Manager

Prior to joining Redwood, Neil's career in Guernsey's finance industry has focused almost exclusively on AML/CFT matters. He has served as Money Laundering Reporting Officer for a significant number of licensed entities across the banking, fiduciary and fund administration sectors. Previously, Neil spent ten years in law enforcement with Guernsey's Customs and Immigration Department, including attachments to HM Customs. 

Sector experience

Private and Retail Banking; Fiduciary; Private Equity and Retail Fund Administration
Money Laundering Reporting Officer
SAR reporting and post-SAR management
AML/CFT training to all staff and management levels including Non-Executive Directors
Managing regulatory on-site visits
CDD advisory
Due Diligence investigations


Professional qualifications and memberships  

ICA Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering (International Compliance Association)
ICA Diploma in Compliance (International Compliance Association)
Affiliate, Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment

Wendy Woodcock
Wendy Woodcock Office Manager

Wendy is Redwood's Office Manager with 24 years' experience in the Guernsey finance industry, predominantly within the Trust and Pension Insurance sectors.  She spent 15 years with Credit Suisse Trust, where she supported the Marketing Director and Chairmen before moving into IT training and then Compliance.

She then became a Compliance Assistant at Nordben Life & Pension Insurance, responsible for supporting the Compliance Officer/Company Secretary and Risk Manager to adhere to Guernsey’s rules and regulations. Her Compliance knowledge includes updating the Compliance Monitoring Plans, collecting and checking individual and corporate CDD and general Compliance monitoring and administration. She created and gave staff Anti-Money Laundering training. She had a short retirement but was coaxed back to Nordben for ad-hoc Compliance and administration contracts.

Her BSc. Hons. Degree, awarded by the Open University, is based on Technology, Developing Entrepreneurial Ideas and Advanced Creative Writing. She is a keen IT user, after working for 11 years between computer software and hardware companies in the Thames Valley during the 1980’s and 90’s computer boom.

She is a qualified business Life coach with Noble Manhattan. She speaks Italian and some French as she lived for a handful of years in Northern Italy as a translator for an engineering company. 

In December 2017 she completed the GCHQ accredited GDPR Foundation and Practitioner qualifications in preparation for the new Data Protection regulations due in May 2018.

Melissa Bradford
Melissa Bradford Senior Manager

Melissa's most recent experience was with a Guernsey based Asset Management Company, operating as European Compliance Manager. A holder of various senior positions including; MLRO, Compliance Officer and Data Protection Officer. As a former Head of Compliance, Melissa previously led a team of consultants for a global Compliance Consultancy working closely with the Group CEO. Melissa has had exposure to dealing with challenging situations and experience with International Regulation. Melissa has previously led a large scale remediation project for a Private Bank and assumed responsibility across multiple jurisdictions including: Guernsey, UK, Ireland, and Cayman Islands in her former role.

Sector Experience

Investment, Fiduciary, Prescribed, Non-Regulated, Retail Banking and Private Banking
Compliance Officer/Money Laundering Reporting Officer/Data Protection Officer 
Corporate Governance Reviews
Head of Compliance
Oversight Visits
Business and Prudential Risk Assessment Review and Updates  

Professional qualifications and memberships

Professional Post Graduate Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance (ICA)
International Diploma In Anti-Money Laundering (ICA)
EU GDPR Foundation Certificate (IBITGQ)
A Fellow member of the ICA - Certified Professional status
Examiner for the ICA

Tom Cluett
Tom Cluett Managing Director - Redwood Co Sec Limited

Sector Experience

Educated in Guernsey, Tom first began his career in the finance industry as an administrator for Guernsey based Trust Companies, responsible for a diverse portfolio of clients and entities. His most recent experience was managing a team responsible for a multifarious portfolio of private wealth structures.

Tom also acts as a Director of a start-up company within the fitness industry. This company has grown from strength to strength since incorporation and organic growth is continuing.

Professional qualifications and memberships

ICSA Diploma in Offshore Finance and Administration
IAM International Diploma in Financial Administration
ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management