Forward Group Appoints New Client Director

Forward Group are pleased to announce the appointment of Justine Goodwin as their new Client Director.

Forward Group, established in 2007, is a fiduciary, fully independent, owner-managed Trust & Company business. Renowned for integrity, discretion and responsible attitudes, their team of experts administer bespoke structures for high net worth and ultra-high net worth private and corporate clients who need skilled assistance with their wealth management and succession planning requirements.

Alun Griffiths, Group Founder, said “We pride ourselves in giving excellent service and having a highly skilled team. We extend the warmest welcome to Justine, whose time in the industry illustrates a passion and dedication to the profession. Clients old and new will be in very safe, expert hands.”

Justine will be responsible for servicing existing client relationships as well as business development. She has over 30 years’ experience in the offshore fiduciary industry, beginning in 1991 where she looked after clients based in or connected to South Africa.

Justine qualified an Associate of the Chartered Governance Institute (formerly ICSA, The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators) in 1997 and has been a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) since 1999.

From 2001 onwards she developed strong relationships with clients in East Africa / South-East Asia travelling to Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Pakistan for marketing and servicing purposes. From 2016, Justine also developed a corporate client base in the Middle East, travelling to Kuwait, Oman and Dubai.

Additionally, Justine has held board positions since 2001 for both institutional and independent trust businesses and she has extensive experience dealing with a wide range of asset classes and structures. Justine has developed long term relationships with clients and intermediaries alike by providing personal, bespoke, proactive service.

“I am delighted to be able to lead and support Forward Group in this role” states Justine. “Utilising my longstanding expertise to give the very best service to our clients, alongside a wonderful team of knowledgeable and dedicated professionals, is a career highlight. I am excited to reconnect with my intermediaries and to work with old and new clients alike n such a forward-thinking organisation.”