Jersey, 19 January 2021 – RBC Wealth Management, part of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has appointed Gail McCourt as Head of Private Client Fiduciary Services for its British Isles business. 

In her new role, Ms McCourt will lead RBC Wealth Management’s award-winning¹ Fiduciary Management and Technical Trust teams in the Channel Islands, providing solutions to help clients preserve their wealth and create a meaningful legacy. Ms McCourt is based in Jersey and will report to Dave Thomas, CEO, RBC Europe.

Ms McCourt joined RBC in 2003 where she has also held roles including Head of Marketing, Head of Regional Market Strategy, Head of Client Experience and, most recently, four years as Head of Fiduciary Management. She is an active advocate of diversity and inclusion and in 2018 was recognized by mental health charity Mind with its ‘Senior Leader Award’, in celebration of her commitment to driving a healthy, inclusive and respectful workplace culture.

“Gail has built great momentum in our fiduciary management business over the past four years, particularly in supporting and empowering our teams, and delivering client service excellence and business efficiency,” said Mr. Thomas. “We are delighted that she has taken on this expanded role, as we continue to work with families to meet their international wealth and estate objectives over the long term.”

As one of the largest providers of fiduciary services in the Channel Islands, RBC Wealth Management has expertise in complex, multijurisdictional, dynastic planning for UHNW clients and their families. Its fiduciary teams are based in Jersey and Guernsey with 300 experienced individuals administering assets across jurisdictions while considering tax implications, probate and legal matters. Clients value RBC’s stability and longevity as a bank-owned trust business with over 55 years’ experience.

¹ In the 2019 Euromoney Awards RBC Wealth Management won ‘Best Ultra High Net Worth Clients (Jersey)’ and ‘Best Super Affluent Clients (Jersey)’. More recently, RBC Wealth Management was named ‘Best Institutional Trust or Fiduciary Company’ at the 2020 WealthBriefing European Awards.

Note to media

In November, RBC Wealth Management announced that it had appointed Juan Aronna as Head of Investments, Wealth Management International and Wealth Management Asia, responsible for the leadership of RBC Wealth Management’s investments teams in London, Jersey, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Media contacts

Ben Adams, RBC Wealth Management, +44-20-7653-4516, or ben.adams@rbc.com

Ellie Basle, Greentarget, +44 (0) 203 963 1893, or eleonore.basle@greentarget.co.uk

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