Andrew graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1999 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Finance, Banking and Investment Management in 2000, both from the University of Natal, South Africa. He qualified as a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 2003 and was admitted as a Fellow in 2009. Andrew joined Oak Trust (Guernsey) Limited in 2001 and was appointed a director in 2006. Andrew relocated to Oak Mauritius in April 2015 taking the role of managing director. Andrew continues to be a director of Oak Guernsey and is also a director of Oak Malta.
Mark grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, where he spent his formative years prior to emigrating to the United Kingdom. After completing his A-Levels at Abingdon School in Oxfordshire, Mark secured an audit position with PricewaterhouseCoopers in London. He went on to study for a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Money, Banking, and Finance at the University of Birmingham. Mark joined the Oak Trust Guernsey office in 2007 and has completed the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Diploma under support from Oak.
James was born in Harare, Zimbabwe where he spent his formative years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Investment Management from Stellenbosch University in 2014 and a Postgraduate Honours degree in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management from the University of Cape Town in 2015. He furthered his studies by completing all three exams in the Chartered Financial Analysis programme (certification due in 2021) as well as becoming a Trust and Estates Practitioner in 2019.
WILLIAM DU TOIT
William was born in Stellenbosch, South Africa and graduated from the Witwatersrand Technikon, South Africa with an International Diploma in Hotel Management in 1990, working for the Southern Sun Hotel Group as part of his apprenticeship. An avid sailor, he then managed a yacht charter business in Road Harbour, British Virgin Islands from 1991 to 1998. After the business was sold in 1998, he relocated to Jersey in the Channel Islands and started his offshore banking career with HSBC. In 2002 he joined Standard Chartered Private Bank to focus on developing their Africa, Asia and Middle East. business proposition. His last role was that of an executive director, where he led an experienced client relationship management and business development team, focusing on Africa. He is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments (MCSI) by way of a Private Client Investment Advice and Management Diploma
William joined Oak Trust in August 2014. He relocated to Oak Mauritius in January 2015, where he holds the position of executive director.
THE PORTAL TEAM
As AFP's global security manager Chris' experience spans many years in the global private security sector. This includes implementing security and risk mitigation strategies for a number of royal families, UHNW individuals, global corporates, as well as many leading legal practices in the U.K.
BRUNO TAVARES DA SILVA,
Bruno is AFP's in-country manager, handling operations and social work. Bruno graduated from the Military Academy in 2003. As captain, he has 20 years of combined military experience (Brazilian Air Force and Police). He holds a Bachelor of Law degree, which he obtained in 2006 from the Bandeirantes University, São Paulo in Brazil.
As a former security manager for GE (General Electric in Brazil), Bruno has a broad and comprehensive understanding of Brazilian politics, risk and culture. His experience working in the Amazon forest with local traditional people and environmental issues makes him an invaluable member of our team.
DAPHNE ADRIANE SILVA
Daphne Adriane heads up AFP's social and community outreach programme. She graduated in biology at the Federal University of Mato Grosso in 1982 before acting as professor in biology from 1982 to 1989 and joining the SEMAS in 1988 until 2017. As a specialist in environmental education and impact analysis, she represented Brazil at COP 21 in Paris in 2015.