In his new role, Hague-Holmes will report to Cora Binchy, executive director and head of Stonehage’s fiduciary operations in Jersey and Switzerland.

Most recently, Hague-Holmes was with Kleinwort Benson, where he was the head of legal services and group legal director, working within the company’s trust/fiduciary business.

And the previous eight years, he served as the managing director (legal) for the UK offshore businesses of Close Brothers Group, where he was responsible for all legal, risk, HR and group company secretarial matters for the firm’s operations in Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man and South Africa.

Prior to that, he was a partner in the banking teams at Needham and James and Eversheds.

Commenting on the appointment, Ian Crosby, executive director and managing director of Stonehage Trust Holdings, Jersey, said: “With over 20 years’ experience, Rupert is well-known in the industry and brings with him a bespoke set of legal and operational skills. Combined with his skills in business development and private banking relationship management, these will be key in facilitating the Group’s strategic goals and servicing our clients both in Jersey and internationally.”