Our Team

HFL is its people. We have a strong team ethos; that’s why we can tackle challenges and move quickly - we work together and share our collective expertise.

Meet some of the people who can help you reach your goals.

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Gerry Ashplant

Compliance & Risk Manager

Gerry assists the named Compliance Officer to provide day-to-day compliance and guidance to the different business areas. The compliance team work closely with the operations team and other staff to ensure that HFL meets its legal and regulatory requirements.

Siubhan Groves

Senior Manager

Siubhan looks after our operations and systems, ensuring that our internal IT functions run smoothly and we have the technology to support our day-to-day client work. She also leads special projects for HFL and supports the practical aspects of our business growth.

Matt Westgarth-Smith

Managing Director

Matt is the Managing Director of HFL. Matt steers the ship, leading the business and driving our strategy forward. He is also actively involved with our clients, providing guidance and support as well as sitting on several client boards.

Vanessa Fletcher

Trust Manager

As a Manager in our fiduciary team, Vanessa’s duties include administering a portfolio of clients, authorising transactions and supporting and training her team of three whilst also working on special projects for HFL.

Richard Babbe

Non-Executive Director

Richard is HFL’s independent Non-Executive Director. He has been on the board of HFL Limited for over 20 years and as the founder of a leading offshore legal practice, he brings a wealth of experience to team.

Stacey Le Page

People & Culture Administrator

Stacey is responsible for HFL’s recruitment. She ensures that our new team members are given a warm welcome and helps them to hit the ground running. She is the HFL’s team’s first point of contact and is always ready to support our staff.

Marina Mauger

Director

Marina is an Executive Director at HFL and leverages her wealth of experience in the private client industry to lead our private client administration and accounting teams. Marina also oversees our compliance and business support teams.

Serena Queripel

Senior Manager

Serena is HFL’s data and reporting expert. She constantly analyses and assesses our business to improve our information management, our corporate systems and reporting for the benefit of our clients and the HFL team.

Nigel Westgarth

Non-Executive Chairman

Nigel is our Non-Executive Chairman and Founder. He has been involved in the business and its forerunner since 1986 and was Managing Director until 2018. Nigel brings over four decades of experience in the private wealth sector.

Lynn Hanley

Trust Client Services Director

Lynn is responsible for efficient client services within the fiduciary team, responding quickly to our clients’ day-to-day requests and meeting their daily deadlines. She also manages the HFL trust team’s workload and ad hoc projects.

Rebecca Large

Fund Accounting Manager

Rebecca is a Fund Accounting Manager focussed on our venture capital clients. She is on hand to assist HFL’s clients and she oversees the fund accounting team, reviewing management accounts and investment schedules.

Abbie Hewlett

Director

Abbie is one of HFL’s Executive Directors; she leads the HFL funds and operations teams and sits on several client boards. She gained extensive experience in asset management in the Channel Islands and London and uses her knowledge to advise HFL’s clients.

Alice Perfitt

Senior Fund Accounting Manager

As a Senior Manager in the venture capital fund accounting team, Alice oversees the day-to-day management of our clients’ fund accounts and ensures they have everything they need to make critical investment decisions.

Sophie Marques

Manager

Sophie is a manager in our fund administration team, working with our venture capital clients. She also has additional operational responsibilities, and she applies her wider business thinking and prior experience to support HFL’s growth.

Imogen Oldfield

Fund Accounting Manager

Imogen is a Manager in our venture capital team. She works closely with HFL’s clients, reviewing management accounts and investment schedules to ensure they have the information they need to respond quickly to investment opportunities.

Michelle Mauger

Office Administrator

Michelle is HFL’s Office Administrator and is usually the first person our clients and intermediaries meet when they visit our office. Michelle liaises with many of our suppliers and looks after the whole HFL team.

Christina Guille

People & Culture Manager

Christina is our ‘people person’, working with the leadership team to build a company culture that reflects HFL’s values and supports our wellbeing at work. Ultimately, she ensures that our people can develop, feel supported and thrive.

Tahlia Richards

Company Secretary

Tahlia is HFL’s Company Secretary and is responsible for a wide range of duties including supporting the board, incorporating new entities, undertaking regulatory filings and ensuring our adherence to the Code of Corporate Governance.

James Legge

Financial Director

As our Financial Director, James is responsible for the finance function of HFL and for implementing our financial strategy. He works closely with HFL’s other directors to plan and integrate the company’s strategic goals.

Megan Stewart

Associate Director

Megan leads HFL’s venture capital fund accounting team. She is a Director on several client boards and works closely with our VC clients on day-to-day business as well as setting up new fund structures.

Kristy Webber

Senior Fund Administration Manager

Kristy leads our busy funds team, working with venture capital fund clients that range from tech start-ups to pre-IPO stage organisations. Whilst no two days are the same, she is also focused on making HFL the leading VC firm in Guernsey.