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Internationally renowned trust practitioner joins AP Executive’s Geneva office

  • Publish Date: Posted 01 March 2016
  • Author: AP Executive

​AP Executive, a multi-award winning global executive search firm, is proud to welcome Robin McGhee, an internationally renowned trust practitioner, as the new Executive Consultant in Geneva. His addition strengthens the firm’s ability to deliver highly-specialised and superior quality professional services and better serve the needs of the financial services sector in Switzerland and globally.

In his new role, Robin will be responsible for the recruitment of mid-to-senior level management professionals in the finance and wealth management sector, particularly in asset management, private banking and trusts in Geneva and Switzerland in general.

Gina Le Prevost, CEO and Founder of AP Executive, commented: “I am very pleased to welcome Robin, who is an experienced professional with senior level management background, to the AP Executive team and to our clients in Switzerland. I look forward to working with Robin on building our relationship with our existing clients but also enhancing the presence of our AP Executive brand locally as well as internationally. I am sure Robin will become a trusted partner to both our clients and candidates in Switzerland having a breadth of experience in the trust business for a number of years.” 

A seasoned trust practitioner and accomplished international academician, Robin McGhee has over 36 year history of work in the field of trusts and estates. He joined AP Executive after serving in various senior level positions in blue-chip, multinational organisations, as well as academia. He brings extensive experience managing and developing trust business in Switzerland, the Isle of Man and the Cayman Islands. Most recently, he was the Deputy CEO of HSBC’s trust business in Switzerland, where he worked for nearly 15 years. Previously a Board Member of STEP Worldwide, he currently serves on STEP’s Central Education Committee.

A leading figure in international trust education and former Chief Examiner of a major offshore qualification, Robin has been actively involved in the STEP/CLT Diploma programme since its inception, as well as lectured and written course materials. He is the author of several text books on offshore trust law and offshore company administration, and is active in professional bodies including STEP.

Robin commented: “After my office closed I could have taken another senior position with a trust company but I decided now was the best time to do those things I've always wanted to do.  As John Lennon wrote 'Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans' so I decided to take the jump and devote more time to what I really love doing such as lecturing, writing and coaching cricket and finally achieving a long term ambition to work as an employment consultant in global wealth management recruitment.  AP Executive was the obvious choice to experience this ambition”

Robin’s outstanding credentials as a trust practitioner and thorough understanding of the financial services sector make him a trusted recruitment partner and Executive Consultant. As part of the ongoing growth strategy, AP Executive is committed to hiring quality experienced and specialist professionals to strengthen the core team, whilst developing the brand’s global footprint.