Richard Hird MAAT – Director – is a Fellow of the Association of Accounting Technicians with 35 years of experience in the offshore industry.
Richard commenced work in 1981 for a local firm of Accountants ending as a Partner. In 2001 he set up Westwinds Offshore Services Limited with Andrew Howroyd as the result of a merger of Westwinds Associates Limited and Viking Corporate Services Limited. Richard is a Director of Westwinds.
Richard, in addition to dealing with his portfolio of clients manages the day to day finances of the firm and is the Assistant Anti Money Laundering Reporting Officer and the Approved Compliance Officer.
Andrew Howroyd - Director - With over 30 years experience in the International Finance Industry including Banks, Insurance, Lawyers and Company and Trust Service providers. In 2001 he set up Westwinds Offshore Services Limited with Richard Hird as the result of a merger of Westwinds Associates Limited and Viking Corporate Services Limited. Andrew is Director of Westwinds as well as being the Company Secretary.
Andrew, in addition to dealing with his portfolio of clients and a director and signatory of entities under Westwinds management, is the company Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) as well as being responsible for new business, providing backup and support to other members of staff in relation to client and technical matters. Andrew also oversees the company's IT Systems and their development.
Clive Needham BA (Hons) FCA – is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales with over 22 years of experience in the offshore industry.
Clive, who is Manx, obtained a BA (Hons) in Accountancy from the University of Liverpool and subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Wilkins Kennedy, a London based firm, in 1993. The same year he returned home to the Isle of Man and spent the next three years with a local firm of Accountants during which time he obtained his Practising Certificate. From 1996 to 2015 Clive was Managing Director of an Isle of Man based Trust / Corporate Service Provider
Clive primarily deals with a portfolio of clients and new business.
Ruth Caine – Manager - with over 22 years of experience in the offshore industry.
Ruth was born and educated on the Isle of Man and has the Offshore Certificate in Companies and Trusts. Ruth has spent her entire working career in the offshore industry working for locally based firms of Lawyers and Trust/Corporate Service Providers.
Ruth keeps us all in check by primarily focusing on due diligence and other compliance requirements but also gets involved with the client work as required.