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Brian Balleine, Regional Head, Asia


Brian has over 30 years' of experience in the field of international wealth planning as well as trust and fiduciary administration. He has worked extensively with ultra-high net worth families and their advisors to establish complex wealth planning solutions. He has spent the last 18 years leading and managing trust businesses in Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. In addition to his Master of Business Administration Degree, Brian is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. He is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Tel: +65 6916 3640 | Email: Brian.Balleine@butterfieldgroup.com

 


 

 

Nick Harwood, Director, Client Services


Nick has spent nearly 30 years within the trust and fiduciary administration industry as well as wealth planning. During this time Nick has worked for major international Banking Groups, predominantly being located in Guernsey, and subsequently 4 years in Mauritius with Deutsche Bank. He then spent 8 years in Dubai with HSBC before re-joining Deutsche Bank in 2015 and relocating to Singapore. Nick has gathered a great wealth of experience and knowledge in the various jurisdictions. He joined Butterfield in 2018 following the Group’s acquisition of the Deutsche Bank Trust business. Nick is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Tel: + 65 6916 3641 | Email: nick.harwood@butterfieldgroup.com

 


 

 

Tang, Yang-Ping, Vice-President, Client Services


Yang-Ping has spent approximately 15 years in the trust industry in Singapore, specialising in trust administration in Credit Suisse Trust Limited, Rothschild Trust (Singapore) Limited and Standard Chartered Trust (Singapore) Limited. Prior to joining the trust industry, Yang-Ping was in the corporate secretarial industry for 8 years, in which one of the companies was appointed as the corporate secretary of a NASDAQ listed company. In addition to being a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Yang-Ping is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. She speaks both English and Mandarin.

Tel: + 65 6916 3647 | Email: yang-ping.tang@butterfieldgroup.com

 


 







Hannah Bisson, Manager, Trust Services


Hannah recently moved to Singapore from our Guernsey office where she had worked for 10 years and where she had responsibility for a team that managed a wide range of complex, individually tailored, fiduciary, corporate and institutional structures with a global reach. Hannah prides herself in building proactive and rewarding relationships with her clients. Her experience includes administering institutional cases, family trusts and large property holding entities, specialising particularly in clients based in Asia. Hannah holds the STEP Diploma in International Trust Management and a first class bachelor’s degree in Management with Trusts and Estates from The University of Manchester. Hannah has previously been recognised with the STEP Student of the Year Award and was a finalist for the ‘Young Practitioner of the Year’ award at the STEP Private Client Awards 2016/17. She was also named in the 2016 + 2018 (CI) eprivateclient Top 35 under 35 list and the 2018 Citywealth Future Leaders List.

Tel: + 65 6916 3660 | Email: hannah.bisson@butterfieldgroup.com

 


 

 

Deon Yee, Vice President, Trust Services


Deon joined Butterfield in 2019 as Vice President of Trust Services, bringing 15 years of experience in the finance industry to the team. Her role now involves business development and trust structuring. Having worked as a Team leader for Trust Relationship Managers, as a Wealth Planner and as Head of Client Support Services, Deon has built extensive knowledge of business development, trust structuring, estate and multi-jurisdictional succession planning. Deon is a Chartered Accountant in Singapore and Malaysia and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Tel: + 65 6916 3650 | Email: deon.yee@butterfieldgroup.com

 


 

 

Ginny Goh, Manager, Trust Services


Ginny has spent nearly 12 years within the trust and fiduciary administration industry. Prior joining the Trust industry she worked in the Singapore individual tax advisory field. Her career in the trust and fiduciary administration industry has been with major international banking groups, located in Singapore before joining Deutsche Bank Global Trust Solutions in 2016. During this time she has gathered a great wealth of expertise and knowledge. Ginny joined Butterfield in 2018, following the Group’s acquisition of the Deutsche Bank Trust business. Ginny is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Ginny speaks both English and Mandarin and dialect group of Hokkien and Cantonese.

Tel: + 65 6916 3644 | Email: ginny.goh@butterfieldgroup.com

 


 

 

Josephine Poh, Manager, Trust Services 


Josephine began the early years of her career working in, and thereafter managing the corporate secretarial department of, a full-serviced law firm in Singapore. Her strong interest in finding the best solutions for her clients led her to the trust industry, where she spent some years in a private trust firm, with Citi and then with Deutsche Bank Global Trust Services, Josephine joined Butterfield in 2018 on completion of its acquisition of Deutsche Bank Global Trust Services. Josephine is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. She speaks both English and Mandarin and dialect group of Hokkien.

Tel: + 65 6916 3646 | Email: josephine.poh@butterfieldgroup.com

 
 

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