Meet the Jersey 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. 

Cengiz Somay – Managing Director

Cengiz Jersey MDCengiz is the Managing Director of TMF Jersey and oversees the day-to-day management and leadership of the Jersey business.

Cengiz has enjoyed a very successful career in financial services and has held senior leadership roles in EMEA and Asia in a number of leading international companies, including Mourant-Ozannes, State Street and Standard Bank.

Most recently Cengiz was group CEO of First Names Group, successfully servicing a global client base that included multinationals, institutional investors, fund managers, entrepreneurs, families and ultra-high-net-worth individuals.

Paul Cosgrove - Chief Operating Officer

Paul CosgrovePaul is responsible for the delivery of various back office functions which provide support and service for the client facing business. Paul joined TMF in 2007 and has held various roles within the Jersey Office before becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2012. Prior to joining TMF Group, Paul worked in the commercial and retail sector for a multinational company in a group role. He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and also holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA).

Michaela Harrison-Gray - Director of Real Estate

Michaela Harrison-GrayMichaela is a Director specialising in the establishment, operation and implementation of structures designed to facilitate investment into real estate by private, corporate and institutional investors. Michaela joined TMF from Sanne Group and has over 20 years’ experience in the offshore financial services industry and, in particular, the management of a wide variety of offshore real estate structures including limited partnerships, corporate structures, private unit trusts and alternative investment funds. Michaela is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and member of the Society of Trust Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Neil Ginnis – Director of Corporate, Structured Finance and Very Private Funds
Neil GinnisNeil is responsible for TMF Jersey’s Corporate solutions offering having previously been a director of a Jersey fund and corporate services business for almost a decade.

An ICAEW qualified Chartered Accountant from a ‘big four’ background, he has significant experience in offshore fund administration, corporate structuring, fiduciary and other financial services across multiple jurisdictions.

Neil has a detailed understanding and practical exposure to an array of asset classes including private equity, real estate, debt, fund of funds, listed securities and other financial and physical assets.


Associate Directors:

Paul Le Gros - Associate Director & Head of Client Accounting

Paul Le Gros

Paul is responsible for the development and delivery of high quality client accounting services. He is available to clients for consultation on all accounting and reporting matters. He has over 25 years’ experience in the offshore trust industry, predominantly in accounting roles, but also has a wealth of experience in trust and company management and administration for private, corporate and institutional clients. Paul is a member of the Society of Trust Estate Practitioners (STEP).


Sue Young - Associate Director in the Private Client Team

Sue

Sue joined TMF Group Jersey in June 2018 as an Associate Director in the Private Client Team. She is responsible for overseeing the day to day workings of a team of experienced administrators with a diverse and international client base. As part of her role, Sue is also involved with the on-boarding of new business and the building of new client relationships. Sue also procures and maintains relationships with other TMF Group offices and legal and tax advisors. Before joining TMF, Sue worked for locally owned fiduciary firms, working with High Net Worth individuals, Corporates and their advisors managing various wealth management structures. Prior to that, she worked for a bank owned trust company where she was responsible for managing a team and also the relationships of High Net Worth individuals. Sue has a Diploma in International Trust Management and is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

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