Guernsey Private Wealth Forum

Wednesday 02 November

Guernsey Private Wealth Forum 2022

Tim Peake

Keynote Speaker

Tim Peake

Astronaut -

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Tim Peake

Astronaut

As a champion for science, innovation, exploration and adventure, Tim Peake was the first British ESA astronaut to visit the International Space Station, where his work during mission Principia captured the hearts and minds of millions.

Aged 13, Tim's dream of becoming a pilot became a reality when he took control of an aircraft for the first time. By the time he was 18, he had already flown numerous solo sorties and been awarded a coveted position to join the British Army Air Corps.

Tim served as an army officer in Northern Ireland before gaining his Army Flying Wings in 1994. He trained as a combat search and rescue instructor, and flew operations to enforce the peace and provide humanitarian support in the aftermath of the Bosnian War.

Tim was part of the team responsible for training the first UK crews in flying the Apache attack helicopter. Promoted to Major and with well over 2000 hours of flying experience Tim became a test pilot and was subsequently deployed to Afghanistan in support of Special Forces operations.

In May 2009 Tim was selected as an ESA astronaut and after arduous training he was assigned to a mission to the International Space Station in May 2013. After many months spent in Russia learning how to operate the Soyuz spacecraft, he launched to space on 15 December 2015.

During his Principia mission, Tim took part in more than 250 scientific experiments. He conducted a spacewalk to repair the Station's power supply, drove a rover across a simulated Mars terrain and helped dock two spacecraft. He was also actively connected with the public back on Earth - his mission focused on educational outreach, engaging more than two million schoolchildren across Europe in over 30 projects during his time in space. Tim's New Year message was broadcast by the BBC to celebrate 2016 and in April that year, Tim ran the London Marathon from the ISS treadmill, becoming the first man to run a marathon in space.

One of Tim's most cherished moments of his mission was having the opportunity to talk with the late Professor Stephen Hawking from the ISS. During their hour-long video call, they discussed many topics from their favourite music to quantum physics and the future of humanity whilst marvelling at the spectacular view of Earth from space.

Tim shares the unique insights on leadership, motivation, collaboration, fear and risk management that his incredible career as a test pilot and astronaut has afforded him. He draws on his own out-of-this-world experiences to inspire audiences with his recipe for mission success and peak performance.

Fireside Chat

Rupert Pleasant

Rupert Pleasant

Chief Executive - We Are Guernsey

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Rupert Pleasant

Chief Executive - We Are Guernsey

Rupert moved to Guernsey as a boy and was educated in the island. His career in financial services has taken him around the globe, beginning in London, moving onto Hong Kong, Cape Town, Zurich and Geneva, before returning to Guernsey. His background is in private banking and trust and corporate services, where he has held a number of senior management roles in global companies. As well as an MBA from the University of Cape Town, Rupert holds a law degree, and is a member of STEP, CISI and the Institute of Directors. Rupert sits on a number of local government and industry committees, and represents Guernsey at TheCityUK, BVCA and AIC. In his spare time, Rupert is Chairman of the Guernsey Rugby Academy.

Tim Peake

Tim Peake

Astronaut -

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Tim Peake

Astronaut -

As a champion for science, innovation, exploration and adventure, Tim Peake was the first British ESA astronaut to visit the International Space Station, where his work during mission Principia captured the hearts and minds of millions.

Aged 13, Tim's dream of becoming a pilot became a reality when he took control of an aircraft for the first time. By the time he was 18, he had already flown numerous solo sorties and been awarded a coveted position to join the British Army Air Corps.

Tim served as an army officer in Northern Ireland before gaining his Army Flying Wings in 1994. He trained as a combat search and rescue instructor, and flew operations to enforce the peace and provide humanitarian support in the aftermath of the Bosnian War.

Tim was part of the team responsible for training the first UK crews in flying the Apache attack helicopter. Promoted to Major and with well over 2000 hours of flying experience Tim became a test pilot and was subsequently deployed to Afghanistan in support of Special Forces operations.

In May 2009 Tim was selected as an ESA astronaut and after arduous training he was assigned to a mission to the International Space Station in May 2013. After many months spent in Russia learning how to operate the Soyuz spacecraft, he launched to space on 15 December 2015.

During his Principia mission, Tim took part in more than 250 scientific experiments. He conducted a spacewalk to repair the Station's power supply, drove a rover across a simulated Mars terrain and helped dock two spacecraft. He was also actively connected with the public back on Earth - his mission focused on educational outreach, engaging more than two million schoolchildren across Europe in over 30 projects during his time in space. Tim's New Year message was broadcast by the BBC to celebrate 2016 and in April that year, Tim ran the London Marathon from the ISS treadmill, becoming the first man to run a marathon in space.

One of Tim's most cherished moments of his mission was having the opportunity to talk with the late Professor Stephen Hawking from the ISS. During their hour-long video call, they discussed many topics from their favourite music to quantum physics and the future of humanity whilst marvelling at the spectacular view of Earth from space.

Tim shares the unique insights on leadership, motivation, collaboration, fear and risk management that his incredible career as a test pilot and astronaut has afforded him. He draws on his own out-of-this-world experiences to inspire audiences with his recipe for mission success and peak performance.

Panel session

Catherine Moore (Moderator)

Catherine Moore (Moderator)

Partner - Ogier

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Catherine Moore (Moderator)

Partner - Ogier

Catherine is a partner in Ogier’s Private Wealth team in Guernsey advising on a variety of non-contentious as well as contentious matters. A Guernsey Advocate, she advises on a range of private wealth structures including trusts and foundations, working closely with fiduciary service providers and high net worth individuals. She advises on the creation, administration and reorganisation of trusts, foundations and corporate structures as well as regulatory matters and pension and succession advice.

Michael Betley

Michael Betley

Global Head - Private Clients - Ocorian

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Michael Betley

Global Head - Private Clients - Ocorian

Michael is a Managing Director of the Guernsey business. Prior to Ocorian’s acquisition of Trust Corporation International, Michael was CEO of that firm which he established in 2003. Previous to that Michael worked in London and Guernsey as a private client partner of a London law firm.

He has acted as an executive and non-executive director of regulated businesses and is a Chartered Director (awarded by the Institute of Directors). He assists wealthy families and financial institutions in developing wealth management and estate planning strategies. Whilst in private practice, Michael was noted as having a leading local presence in the Legal 500. Michael is a member of the Law Society, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (past chairman of the Guernsey Branch and Founder’s Award recipient), Guernsey International Legal Association, the International Bar Association and was on the committee of the Guernsey Association of Trustees (past chairman). Until recently Michael sat on the board of Guernsey Finance LBG.

Russell Clark

Russell Clark

Partner - Carey Olsen

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Russell Clark

Partner - Carey Olsen

Russell Clark heads up the trusts and private wealth department in Carey Olsen’s Guernsey office, advising on both contentious and non-contentious trust and private wealth matters. He also advises private clients on succession and estate planning. Russell is a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), having previously been Chairman the STEP Guernsey Branch Technical Committee and Branch Committee member for 18 years. He remains involved in assisting the STEP Technical Committee. He is also a member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law (IAETL) and the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).

 Eric Martineau-Fortin

Eric Martineau-Fortin

Founder & Managing Partner - White Star Capital

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Eric Martineau-Fortin

Founder & Managing Partner - White Star Capital

Eric has more than 20 years of investment banking and VC investment experience. Prior to founding White Star Capital, he was a co-founding member and partner of a transatlantic investment boutique firm in the media and technology space now part of the Mediobanca Group. Eric was also previously an investment banker with BOA Merrill Lynch in New York and London as well as with Abn Amro Bank in Paris, London and Amsterdam.

Sophie Ward

Sophie Ward

Head of Charities & Education - HSBC Private Banking

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Sophie Ward

Head of Charities & Education - HSBC Private Banking

Sophie runs the Charities & Education team at HSBC Private Banking, working with charitable organisations on their investments. She particularly focuses on how to weave sustainable and ethical requirements into their portfolios and holds the Certificate in ESG Investing from the CFA Institute. She has been with HSBC Private Banking since 2010. Sophie is a Chartered Wealth Manager and graduated with a 1st in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds. She is also responsible for driving volunteering engagement between local organisations and HSBC employees across the UK. She is a senior volunteer at Crisis Christmas and out of the office is usually found surfing or trail running.