Dean Douglas is a Client Services Director for First Names Group in Jersey and always puts himself in a position to make a positive difference. He welcomes the opportunities that appear in the guise of change. The biggest challenges serve up the most important lessons in life and Dean is always keen to learn. Leading by example his pragmatic management approach combined with hard work make him the consummate professional who is welcome on every team. Dean is comfortable working at every level across the organisation and is universally regarded as personable and approachable.
It always seems impossible until it’s done
At school Dean excelled in accountancy and maths – both valuable skills for a youngster to bring to Jersey. With an older brother already in the accounting profession it made sense to follow suit. Today he is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
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Working at First Names Group for more than a decade means he has forged some very meaningful relationships, such as the one he enjoys with Stuart Truscott, who has been a great friend for a very long time. He works closely with Managing Director Ben Newman who shares his wealth of experience and admires Paula Thompson’s technical skills and work ethic.
Having left South Africa for Jersey at the age of 19, Dean would love to travel around the country and indeed the continent of his birth. Blessed with a loving and caring wife, two exuberant boys and a multitude of sporting skills, he spends as much time as possible outdoors. Whether he is surfing, golfing, braaing* or just being good company he embraces each and every activity.
*A South African term for grilling meat over an open flame.