Hawksford, an international corporate, private client and funds business, has appointed Simon Page as the new head of its fund services team.

In the new role, Page will be tasked with overseeing divisional operations and the delivery of client service to the firm’s private equity and real estate clients.

Page’s previously served as vice president and head of private equity fund services at State Street, formerly Mourant International Finance Administration.

He also worked at KPMG in Liverpool, and PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Cayman Islands as a senior associate with responsibility for managing private equity, real estate and hedge funds.

Hawksford group CEO Michel van Leeuwen said: “Simon's rigorous technical understanding of the industry and client needs will be a huge advantage in driving the next stage of growth for Hawksford's funds offering. Hawksford has an ambitious growth strategy in place and our funds division is one of its cornerstones.”