Meet the Guernsey team

Our focus is on building long term director-led relationships with clients and their advisors from around the globe.

Our knowledge, skills, experience and dedication to excellence provide clients with the comfort that they are partnering with a global leader in quality and service.

Charles Le Cornu  Market Head, Channel Islands

Charles Le Cornu MDCharles Le Cornu is the Managing Director of TMF Group in the Channel Islands. He is responsible for the region’s strategy and its execution, as well as the management and leadership of this business.

Charles has spent the majority of his career in senior management and leadership positions, namely as Head of Private Equity CI at InterTrust, Group Head of Private Debt & Capital Markets at Sanne Group, and recently as Head of CI Fund Solutions at Apex having overall responsibility for large parts of their businesses across EMEA.

As such, Charles has an in-depth knowledge of both funds and corporate business areas.

Charles trained with KPMG and is a qualified chartered accountant.

Michaela Harrison – Director, Head of Trusts & Corporate, Channel Islands

Michaela Harrison-Gray

Michaela Harrison-Gray is Head of Trusts & Corporate and a member of the Channel Islands’ leadership team.

She has extensive experience in managing a wide variety of structures including corporate structures, unit trusts, limited partnerships, alternative investment funds and employee benefit schemes. 

With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, she currently specialises in the establishment, operation and implementation of structures designed to facilitate investment into real estate by high-net-worth, private, corporate and institutional investors.

Michaela is a member of both the Institute of Chartered Secretaries (ICSA) and the Society of Trust Estate Practitioners (STEP).

James Coughlan – Head of Funds, Channel Islands

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James has recently been appointed as Head of Funds, Channel Islands, following the acquisition of State Street’s funds business in the Channel Islands.

An ACCA qualified accountant, James moved to Jersey in 2013 to work within, and eventually head, the fund accounting team at State Street. In 2016, he took on the role of Client Service Manager for a large client, managing all components of service delivery. More recently, James was the Operations Director within our global fund services team, working closely with various jurisdictions including Luxembourg, New York, Mumbai, Singapore and others to develop our funds service offering.

In his new position, James will be responsible for delivering on TMF’s funds strategy in the Channel Islands, as well as the overall group’s ambitions, focusing on performance, service delivery and growth.

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