Ben Cooke

Ben Cooke

Ben is a Chartered Accountant with more than 35 years’ experience in the Financial Services sector, having commenced his career in the Trust Department of a Private Bank in Jersey in 1982. Ben transferred into the Accountancy sector in his 20’s and later qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1993.

After developing his career with the offshore Trust Companies of Deloitte and Ernst & Young, where Ben was the off shore representative of both the Firm’s UK and US National tax functions, Ben left the Accountancy World to establish Dominion in 2001.

The move to establish Dominion was prompted by the SEC requiring the Big Accountancy Firms to exit the Fiduciary Business due to perceived conflicts of interest between Trust Company and Audit clients. Within both Deloitte and latterly Ernst & Young, Ben developed a particular expertise in the area of International Compensation and Benefit Planning for Private and Publicly owned businesses using Trusts, Pensions and Corporate structures. Ben is also an acknowledged expert in the area of International structuring for Ultra High Net Worth private clients, with Ben leading Dominion’s research and development function which creates innovative wealth planning strategies for UHNWI based in the World’s major economies.

Ben is a graduate of Leeds University, a Member of the Trust and Estates Planning Institute and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Ben is a keen sportsman and takes part in various long distance cycling and other sporting events in Europe.


The Management Team

Ben Cooke

Ben Cooke

BA (Hons) FCA, TEP

Chairman

Joanne Manser

Joanne Manser

TEP

Executive Director

Bruno Bottai

MSc, TEP (Dip)

Executive Director

Bob Sheesby

Bob Sheasby

Group Wealth Planning Director

Chris Riser

Chris Riser

J.D., LL.M., TEP

Group International Tax Director

Catherine Bannister

B.Sc (Hons), B.A, LL.D. (Maltese Advocate)

Executive Director

Helen Morrison

BSc, PG Dip, CA

Executive Director

Valerie Wee

Valerie Wee

LL.B., LL.M., TEP

Executive Director, Head of Asia

Michelle O’Flaherty

Country Head, Corporate Services Director

Gavin Carruthers

BA (Hons) C.A.

Head of Funds and Corporate Services

Eugenio D’Urso

MSc/MA

Client Relationship Management Director

Nick Symonds

Nick Symonds

Client Director

Laura Jeffreys

BA (Hons), MHFA

People Director

Kristian Camenzuli

CFA

Investment Director

James A Gordon

Compliance and Group Operations Director

Geoffrey Arnold

BA (Hons),BFP,FCA

Director of Client Accounting and Tax Reporting

Gill Oliver

FCCA

Group Financial Controller

Talia Foa

FCIS, BSc (Hons)

Company Secretary

Luke Nightingale

Luke Nightingale

CG (Affiliated)

Senior Client Manager

Dillon Ruellan

ACA

Senior Client Manager

Nadeem Van Doorsen

CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+

IT Manager

Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith

Senior Manager, Group Operations & Tax

Zac Zajac

Zac Zajac

TEP

Client Manager

Annie Minns

Annie Minns

BSc Econ (Hons), TEP

Client Manager

Audrienne Agius

Audrienne Falzon

B.Sc, B.Com (Hons), CeFA

Client Manager

Katia Lanfranconi

Compliance Manager

Glenn Mifsud

Client Accounting Manager

Holly Dawes

Holly Dawes

Corporate Services Assistant Manager

Lauren Arthur

Lauren Arthur

TEP

Assistant Client Manager

Rueben Vieira

Ruben Vieira

Assistant Client Manager

Karl Borg

B.Com

Assistant Client Manager

Claudette Grech

Claudette Grech

B.Com (Hons), MSc

Assistant Client Manager

Zuzana Jacenkova

Assistant Client Manager

Taylor Kearns

Taylor Kearns

Assistant Client Manager

Yogesh Buldawo

Yogesh Buldawo

ACCA

Assistant Manager, Funds

Alexandra Michel

MSc

Senior Corporate Services Officer

Melissa Gordon

Melissa Gordon

BA (Hons), Assoc. CIPD, MHFA

Senior People Officer