New look for First Names management

First Names Group has made two senior appointments at its Isle of Man office. Former managing director Gary Hepburn takes on on the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer for the private client service line of the global trust, fund and corporate services provider. Client Services Director Craig Brown, meanwhile, assumes the role of managing director. Both appointments take immediate effect.

Hepburn has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry and worked in the UK, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands before moving to the Isle of Man with his family.

Brown graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1991 and proceeded to add accounting and tax qualifications to his engineering background while working at a ‘Big Four’ accounting firm. He then spent 15 years as head of tax in various sectors and also five years as a director and MD of other Isle of Man corporate service providers before joining First Names Group in 2013.