Walkers continues to grow its Corporate Services business with New Senior Vice President hire

Walkers is pleased to announce the appointment of Joanna Taylor as Senior Vice President of Walkers Professional Services (Ireland) where she will be based in the Dublin office.

Commenting on Joanna's appointment, Fiona de Lacy, MD of Walkers Professional Services said: "I am delighted that Joanna has joined our senior team. The growth and expansion of our corporate services group will further enhance Walkers ability to provide a one-stop solution for our clients for legal, tax, listings and corporate services, both here in Ireland and internationally. Since establishing the Irish WPS business with a team of 2 in 2016 the team has grown consistently and now comprises 26 dedicated corporate services professionals with Joanna's appointment. The team is expected to grow by a further 25% during 2020 and the addition at this juncture of an individual with the experience that Joanna brings, reflects both our ambition and our commitment to serving the needs of our clients at the highest level."

In her new role, Joanna will be responsible for overseeing a team who manage the transaction obligations of a large portfolio of aircraft leasing and securitisation SPVs, including CLO, CMBS, SRT, receivables and other securitisation transactions. Joanna brings a wealth of experience as an SPV director to WPS having served on the board of directors of a wide range of SPVs.

Prior to joining Walkers Professional Services, Joanna was Head of Relationship Management in the Irish office of Wilmington Trust, managing a relationship management team that provided corporate administration and trust services to structured finance and equipment leasing transactions. Joanna has spent over a decade specialising in corporate administration services and has significant experience in the provision of director services to Irish SPVs. She previously worked in Capita IFS where she led the Business Development Team. Prior to this Joanna worked in the aircraft leasing and structured finance department of AIB International Financial Services.

Remarking on her new appointment with Walkers, Joanna said: "I am delighted to join Walkers Professional Services Ireland, as Senior Vice President. I look forward to working with Fiona de Lacy and being part of this dynamic and growing team."


Fiona de LacyManaging DirectorT +353 1 470 6611fiona.delacy@walkersglobal.com
Joanna TaylorSenior Vice PresidentT +353 01 470 6668joanna.taylor@walkersglobal.com

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