About Us

Our vision is to build a sustainable business establishing long-term relationships with our clients, staff and other stakeholders.

The Family Office Trustee

Many family offices are centred on their investment expertise and require a third party trustee or administrator. Because of our history we are perfectly placed to act as trustee, councillor, protector or director of family structures and can easily empathise with your aims and ethos working closely with family investment offices and advisers.

Our clients range from family offices with substantial assets to smaller family trusts and companies. Our introductions come from longstanding friends and contacts and we aim to ensure that we know and understand all our clients individually. 

As well as servicing international families we also assist a number of local clients with their business and succession planning needs. The principals of the business each have long standing professional and commercial experience which is invaluable in enabling us to service our clients.

The Company

Ironwood Trustees Limited was formed in 2002 with a full fiduciary licence and has since then operated as a small family office providing comprehensive services to a stable client base.

Following a strategic review to determine the optimum structure for the future of the company and its clients, operations were restructured and Ironwood was purchased by the current directors in February 2020. Ironwood’s objective is to expand its client base in order to provide for long-term succession and continuity for the business and its clients, whilst retaining the ethos and professionalism of the business and its family office expertise.

Ironwood Trustees Limited is regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission .

The Team

Anthony Pickford

Non-Executive Chairman

Tony Pickford is a Chartered Accountant and former licenced Insolvency Practitioner. Tony was instrumental in building Chandlers Chartered Accountants (now Grant Thornton Channel Islands) and the Mercator Group which is now part of IQ-EQ. He has been on the board of Ironwood since the company was formed in 2002.

Tony has substantial experience in the commercial and financial world and subsequently as a Non–Executive Director. He provides knowledgeable guidance and oversight to the board.

Tony enjoys spending time with his family and is an International sportsman having recently represented Guernsey in walking Football v. England.