Leadership Team

We believe leadership is not just about a title, for us it’s about collaboration and inspiration.

We foster a culture of leading by example, inspiring and engaging others to empower our people to reach their full potential and in turn contribute to collective goals.

Our Executive Committee spans five countries while our global team of over 4,000 employees is spread across 45 locations worldwide. We don’t add up years spent in the industry as a measurement of success or leadership qualities, we simply look to recruit the best talent and put the right people in the right positions to deliver the diverse mix of skillsets required to drive our business forward.

Apex Appoints Shadow Executive Committee
Executive Committee
Global Department Heads
Regional and Product Heads
Peter Hughes
Peter Hughes
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Peter founded the global financial services provider, Apex Group Ltd., in September 2003. His vision was to create a company that provides a suite of services enabling managers to grow while running their businesses more effectively and efficiently. Under his leadership the Group has expanded to deliver tailored local service on a global scale and today provides a full range across the financial services ecosystem.
David Carrick
David Carrick
Chief Financial Officer
David has over 25 years of financial services experience. He joined Apex in October 2017, following the Group’s recapitalization by Genstar Capital, in order to lead the Group’s finance team throughout a period of transformational growth and expansion. Prior to joining Apex, David was CFO at Clarien Bank in Bermuda and before that Group Controller at Butterfield Bank.
Chris Mulhern
Chris Mulhern
Group Chief Operating Officer
Chris joined Apex in October 2017 following the acquisition of Equinoxe Alternative Investment Services. He has over 20 years of experience leading operational strategy within the fund services industry and was brought in to Apex to optimize the global Group’s organizational and operational framework, and lead the strategic integrations of multiple businesses simultaneously.
Andrew Macklin
Andrew Macklin
Group General Counsel
Andrew joined Apex in April 2019 to become the global Group’s General Counsel. Most recently Head of Legal at Monzo Bank, Andrew has held senior roles at several prestigious law firms including Latham & Watkins. He has extensive expertise in cross-border M&A and joins Apex at a critical time of integration following several global acquisitions.
Vikita Patel
Vikita Patel
Chief Human Resources Officer
Vikita Patel has steered and grown Apex’s Human Resources team since joining the Group in 2018. Leveraging over a decade of experience within the HR profession in the financial services industry, she has developed the HR agenda to support Apex’s strategic priorities focusing on key areas such as organisational change and culture, HR operations, reward and recognition, talent management and people analytics.
Renaud Oury
Renaud Oury
Chief Revenue & Data Officer
Renaud is Chief Revenue & Data Officer, member of the Apex Group Executive Committee. He is based in Luxembourg and has spent 25 years in the financial services and financial technology space. Renaud is responsible for establishing and delivering the technologies, tools and processes to unlock the value of data and drive growth at Apex.
Rosie Guest
Rosie Guest
Chief Marketing Officer
Rosie has led and scaled the Marketing function since 2014. She runs a centralized global team across all functions and sub-brands: including both external marketing and internal communications. Rosie is also responsible for the Group’s brand, reputation and public relations and has led the communications of eleven acquisitions in addition the Group’s repositioning initiative alongside that growth.
Srikumar T.E.
Srikumar T.E.
Global Head of Fund Solutions
Srikumar joined Apex in 2008 with the task of setting up and growing Apex’s offices in Asia Pacific. He has over 15 years of experience within the global financial services industry. Srikumar is responsible for the global Group’s fund solutions and is a member of the Executive, Risk and Operating committees.
David Rhydderch
David Rhydderch
Global Head of Financial Solutions
David has over twenty years’ experience in financial services on both the buy and sell side working with specialist firms and global banking institutions worldwide. He joined Apex in June 2018 as President when the Group acquired Deutsche Bank Alternative Fund Services where he spent over ten years. David has specific responsibility for financial solutions and their strategic development Apex Group.
Matt Claxton
Matt Claxton
Global Head of Corporate Solutions
Matt joined Apex in 2019 as Global Head of Corporate Solutions, through the CPCS acquisition. Having previously worked at Standard Bank, Barclays Wealth, RBS and GE, Matt adds material value to our leadership team through his deep understanding of the corporate services market and financial services space.
Helen Breen-Carroll
Helen Breen-Carroll
Group Head of Finance
Helen joined Apex as part of the Custom House acquisition in 2018. She has over 20 years’ experience in financial services with vast knowledge of financial reporting, business strategy, business transformation, fund administration.
Robin Frueholz
Robin Frueholz
Head of Financial Planning and Analysis
Robin Frueholz joined Apex in July 2019 as Head of Financial Planning and Analysis with the responsibility of delivering Planning, Forecasting and Results reviews. Robin has over 15 years experience in financial services in FP&A, Controllership and Finance Transformation.
Simon Gatland
Simon Gatland
Group Financial Controller
Simon Gatland joined Apex in 2019 as the Group Financial Controller from Goldman Sachs in London. Simon has global responsibility for building out policies, controls and processes underpinning strong accounting and reporting throughout the group, including overseeing and monitoring an effective control environment and providing strategic information and advice to the executive management team across both existing businesses and new acquisitions.
Maxwell Johnston
Maxwell Johnston
Head of M&A
Max works within the M&A team at Apex and is involved in the execution of Apex’s global acquisition strategy both from a due diligence and a structuring perspective. Max is a trained Chartered Accountant having qualified with KPMG London where he worked within Corporate Finance and Restructuring substantially focused on the (re)insurance industry both in London and Bermuda.
Nitin Khanapurkar
Nitin Khanapurkar
Global Head of Governance
Nitin has over 27 years’ experience with specalisation in risk consulting, governance and audit. His responsibilities at Apex are to provide risk and governance oversight for the Global Apex Group ensuring the highest levels of integrity and diligence are adhered to and a robust risk and compliance framework is supported.
Anthony O’Driscoll
Anthony O’Driscoll
Global Head of Technology
Anthony joined Apex in 2007. He set up the Malta office in 2008 and subsequently ensured that it became one of the fastest growing offices in the Group. Since then he has held various roles within local offices spanning Operations and Information Technology. Anthony is a member of the Certified Public Accountants of Ireland.
Jeff Pamplin
Jeff Pamplin
Global Head of Operations
Jeff has over 20 years’ experience in financial services. As Chief Operations Officer, Jeff focuses on creating best practice solutions across the business. Jeff has held a range of senior positions at various financial institutions (Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank & Bank of New York), holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin and is a Certified Investment Fund Director.
Marcus Worsley
Marcus Worsley
Group Treasurer
Marcus joined Apex in 2019 as Group Treasurer. With over 15 years’ experience, Marcus drives and maintains the financial health of the business and oversees all aspects of financial management. Over his career he has held various roles from financial institutions to consumer brands.
Andy Pitts-Tucker
Andy Pitts-Tucker
Head of ESG Product
Andy has over 24 years’ experience in the financial markets sector, most recently running global distribution in the sustainable investments division of Deutsche Asset Management. Having joined Apex in September 2019, Andy has specific responsibility for driving the Group’s strategic ESG development.
Georges Archibald
Georges Archibald
Head of Americas

Tel: +1 212 521 5008


Georges has over 20 years’ of experience spanning law, capital markets, and fund administration. He currently oversees Apex’s business across the Americas and joined as part of the Apex acquisition of Deutsche Bank Alternative Fund Services (AFS) group. His Previous Experience include Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and other financial services companies.
Frederic Bilas
Frederic Bilas
Chief Operating Officer, Luxembourg
Frederic has over 25+ years of experience in Executive Management, Business Planning and Development, Client Servicing, Operations, People and Programme/Project management in Investment Funds, Asset Servicing, Commercial and Private Banking. He worked with C-level Executives and Board of Directors in Luxembourg, Paris, London and Brussels.
David Barry
David Barry
Global Head of Hedge Funds
David joined Apex in December 2018 and as Global Head of Hedge Fund Products is responsible for the development of the Group’s funds service solutions for open-ended funds globally. David has over twenty years’ experience in the alternative investment space across operations, asset management and business development.
Hari Bhambra
Hari Bhambra
Global Head of Compliance Solutions

Tel: +9714 358 7715


Hari has over 20 years’ experience in financial services regulation, being part of the development team of 2 regulators (UK FSA) (DIFC DFSA) and advised regulators on the systemic implications of Islamic finance. Hari oversees Apex’s Global Compliance solutions line following the acquisition of Praesidium.
Frank de Boer
Frank de Boer
Head of LRI Invest

Tel: +352 261 500 2100


Frank is a Member of the Managing Board of LRI Invest S.A. and Member of the Apex Group Luxembourg Coordination Committee. Frank has 25 years of experience within senior management roles in the investment industry, with focus on Business and Strategic Development, Reorganisations and turn-around management, M&A, and Portfolio Management.
Valerie Mantot Groene
Valerie Mantot Groene
Head of Apex, APAC

Tel: +65 6962 6403


Valerie joins Apex from SANNE GROUP to continue leading the firm’s growth and performance across the APAC region. Valerie is a qualified Lawyer with a broad range of skills and experience, she is well positioned to lead Apex across APAC and continue to deliver its single-source solution.
James Burke
James Burke
Head of Europe

Tel: +353 1 411 2949


James Burke joined Apex in June 2018 following the acquisition of Deutsche Bank’s Alternative Fund Services business. James has responsibility for the Fund Solutions business within the Apex Group in Europe which includes the Channel Islands, Ireland, UK and Luxembourg amongst others.
Elaine Chim
Elaine Chim
Head of Private Equity, Americas and APAC

Tel: +971 2 672 6327


Elaine has over 17 years of experience in financial services. She spent 12 years in the Alternative Investment Services Sector and has joined Apex as part of the Deutsche Bank AFS acquisition. Elaine heads up the delivery of PE fund administration and product development for the Americas region.
Mahesh Doorgakant
Mahesh Doorgakant
Head of Mauritius

Tel: +230 404 8800


Mahesh joined Apex Group in 2007 as the Head of Apex, Mauritius. He has over 20 years’ experience within the financial services industry. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.
Thomas Grünewald
Thomas Grünewald
Head of LRI Invest
Thomas holds a law degree and has over 20 years of professional experience in the financial markets in Germany and Luxembourg. During his professional career, he has held various management positions, including at Frankfurt-Trust, BNY Mellon, BNY Mellon US branch, Warburg Invest Luxembourg and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
Adam Hewitson
Adam Hewitson
Head of Throgmorton

Tel: +44 118 921 7685


Adam has more than 10 years’ experiences within the financial services industry. Adam joined the Apex Group following the acquisition of Throgmorton where he is Head of Throgmorton. Adam is responsible for driving the continued growth of Throgmorton in the UK and globally
Craig Roberts
Craig Roberts
Head of MENA

Tel: +971 2 672 6327


Craig has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry globally, having held senior management positions in fund management firms, investment banking and fund administration. He is keenly involved in the development of practices and the landscape of the financial services sector and his expertise and advice is often sought by major stakeholders in the sector.
Utz Schüller
Utz Schüller
Head of LRI Invest
Utz holds a degree in International Business Administration and also qualifications as a Luxembourg Chartered Accountant and a Certified Specialist PE and RE Administration. He has almost 20 years of professional experience in the financial markets. Before joining LRI, he worked for PwC, Bayerische Landesbank in Paris and KPMG.
Gareth Smith
Gareth Smith
Head of Private Equity, Europe

Tel: +44 1481 755125


Gareth Smith joined Apex in 2019 from Maitland, where he spent two years as a Director. At Maitland he led the firm’s local growth in Guernsey, its development in the fiduciary business and established a ManCo service solution. Prior to that, Smith spent nearly ten years at R&H Fund Administration, four of which as a Director
Michael Sheahan
Michael Sheahan
Global Head of Real Estate Fund Services

Tel: +44 203 697 5353


Michael leads the Group’s Real Estate service line. He has extensive international industry experience, having held a distinguished range of management roles throughout his career. His wealth of knowledge is a real asset as we continue to strengthen our client-centric, globally connected technology solution.
Rüdiger Tepke
Rüdiger Tepke
Head of European Depositary Bank

Tel: +352 42 45 45-200


Rüdiger has over 30 years of professional experience in the German and Luxembourg financial service industry. He holds a degree in commercial sciences with a focus on macroeconomics. Rüdiger has played a decisive role in shaping the development of the company.
Paul Wilden
Paul Wilden
Global Head of Capital Markets

Tel: +44 20 3994 7110


Paul joined Apex in January 2020 from TMF Group to lead the development of the Group’s Capital Market offering. Prior to this he spent 2 1/2 years as Global Head of Capital Markets at TMF Group in Singapore and London. He has spent over two decades at Standard Chartered Bank, BNY Mellon, Barclays and Citi respectively in senior global/regional roles in Capital Markets in APAC and EMEA.

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