WPS Bermuda Boosted with Addition of Fiduciary and Compliance Director, April Thomas

Walkers Professional Services (WPS) Bermuda has welcomed its first recruit of 2022: April Thomas. April joins as a Director and will lead the Fiduciary and Regulatory Compliance team.

April has extensive experience navigating the Bermuda regulatory environment with over 10 years' experience in the provision of fiduciary and corporate governance services to a variety of Bermudan corporate structures. Prior to joining WPS, April spent nine years working as Counsel and Compliance Officer at the boutique trust and corporate services provider, St. George's Group Limited. April is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist as well as a qualified Trust and Estate Practitioner and sits on the Bermuda Branch Committee of the International Compliance Association.

Partner Jonathan Betts comments: "We are delighted to Welcome April to our growing team. We see the provision of professional services as a vital part of our Bermuda strategy and when combined with our leading legal services we are well placed to provide domestic and international clients a unique integrated service."

WPS has been strategically strengthening its offering in the Bermuda with April's appointment expanding the team to 12 on-the-ground staff. In 2021, the Bermuda team welcomed the addition of Otelia Scott, Director of Corporate Services, who is currently on a two-year secondment from Walkers' Cayman Islands office, and Karen Crowe who joined in 2021 as a Chartered Secretary. This year Walkers will be launching an innovative Bermuda Independent AML Audit service, something in which April will be highly involved.

April Thomas comments: "I am delighted to be joining Walkers and look forward to working with some very talented and well regarded colleagues. I am particularly excited to be involved in Walkers' ambitious project to provide the jurisdiction with market leading AML audit services which with greatly benefit and strengthen Bermuda businesses."

The global WPS team was recently lauded as being the 'Best Offshore Fund Administration Services' provider for a fourth consecutive year in Creditflux's fifth annual CLO Census for services provided to the global collateralised loan obligation (CLO) market.

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