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  • Group Director – Financial Services

    Senior appointment consolidates BDO Group’s senior management team in Jersey

Senior Appointment - Stuart Richford

26 May 2021

BDO Group in Jersey has made a further key appointment. Stuart Richford has been appointed in the new role of ‘Group Director – Financial Services’. 

This appointment reflects BDO Group’s continued growth plus its commitment to expand the delivery of integrated, transformative business and professional services to Financial Services sector clients.

Stuart has over 25 years’ experience in leading change for Private Equity and Fund Administration, Trust Administration and Banking services businesses. He previously co-founded Knadel, which grew into a leading independent change management consultancy targeting private equity and corporate service providers. Knadel went on to be acquired by Catalyst and then Sionic, where Stuart led the Jersey office providing transformation advisory and execution services. 

In his new role, Stuart will take a lead role in further developing BDO Group’s financial services sector market presence. He will focus on helping clients across the BDO Group, including clients of the Group’s technology business C5 Alliance and its training and development subsidiary ALX Training, by understanding their ambitions and strategic options, and supporting development and execution of deliverable plans to build the enterprise value of their business.

Stuart Richford, Group Director – Financial Services, at BDO Group, said: ‘Having worked in the offshore financial services industry for many years, I have long admired the development of the breadth and capability of the service offering of BDO Group including its C5 Alliance, ALX and BDO Advisory businesses. With an expertise spanning assurance, regulatory, technology, digital, business process outsourcing, and transformation & change, being able to help people unlock the value in their business by resolving strategic challenges and helping them succeed is an exciting position to hold.’

Matthew Corbin, Chief Executive Officer at BDO Group, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Stuart to the firm. Stuart has a broad experience base, a strong commercial and entrepreneurial mindset plus a range of well-developed advisory skills. He will be central to the delivery of our Financial Services industry sector offering, providing a full range of services to assist our clients, and helping them to succeed. Supported by our multi-disciplinary team, Stuart will work across our client base to ensure that our services and advice supports their needs today and in the future.’