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Sanne appoints new Head of Sanne, Ireland from within

News 28 October 2021

Sanne appoints new Head of Sanne, Ireland from within

Sanne, a leading and award-winning global provider of alternative asset and corporate business services, has appointed Graeme Rate to the role of Head of Sanne, Ireland.

Graeme joined Sanne in 2016 to lead the South Africa and Malta businesses. As an experienced finance professional with more than 20 years’ in the industry, Graeme's appointment will see him relocated to the business’s Dublin office where he will continue to strengthen the jurisdictional offering, to align with Sanne’s global offering of tailored administration services.

With Graeme’s move also comes a strengthening of the management team in Ireland. Syed Haque, Sanne’s new Director in the Debt team joins with more than 14 years’ experience in the financial services industry, previously working in senior management positions in various roles, most recently at Grant Thornton, Mediolanum Asset Managements and Ernst & Young. Martina Regan has been recently promoted to Director, having been with Sanne for over ten years. She will take responsibility for the Real Assets and Financial reporting teams. James Berkery, has joined the Specialised Depositary team and heads up Trustee and Custody services, moving from Societe Generale, where he spent over 15 years in the Depositary and Fund accounting teams.   

The new directors complement the current team of Sinead O’Connor, who continues to focus on the delivery of administration services to Sanne’s corporate service clients; Mark Kinsella, who has more than 17 years’ experience and extensive knowledge of Irish and UK regulated fund structures, offshore hedge fund structures and property funds; James Kay-Hards, who is responsible for overseeing the third party AIFM and Dermot Mockler who is the head of Sanne’s specialised Depositary. Together with the wider team, they will continue to deliver on strategic jurisdictional business.

We are delighted to have Graeme move into this role. He has been a key member of Sanne’s leadership team for many years and brings a wealth of experience to his new position, and he will be instrumental in ensuring the success of the Ireland business alongside the talented management team.”

Jason Bingham
Chief Strategy Officer

It has been a privilege to work with the amazing team in Cape Town, and globally, since I joined in 2016. I am excited to have been given the opportunity to lead Sanne’s Ireland business and continue striving to deliver the unparalleled client service that we are renowned for.”

Graeme Rate
Head of Sanne, Ireland

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