Pictured : John Legrand, Managing Director, IQ-EQ.
This week sees new appointments announced at the IQ-EQ, Eversheds Sutherland and Youghal Credit Union.
John Legrand, Managing Director
IQ-EQ, a leading global investor services group, has appointed John Legrand as Managing Director of UK and Ireland and member of its executive leadership team. This key hire reflects the strategic significance of IQ-EQ’s growing UK & Ireland business.
John Legrand is an accomplished and internationally seasoned business leader whose 22-year career has afforded him the opportunity to operate across five continents and over 80 countries globally.
Prior to joining IQ-EQ, John was Managing Director for Asia Pacific with BlackRock’s alternative investment software provider, eFront. Before that, he spent 10 years with BNY Mellon in Singapore and London as Managing Director of EMEA & APAC and Head of Business Development for its Asia Pacific’s Asset Servicing division.
Commenting on his appointment, John said:
IQ-EQ is such a fresh and exciting name in the investor services space and I am thrilled to be joining the firm as it embarks upon the next phase of its growth journey. As a group we have ambitious plans for the UK & Ireland business and I look forward to working closely with the experienced senior leadership team to realise these plans and help drive the business to even greater success.”
IQ-EQ’s Group Chief Operating Officer, Christiaan Van Houtven, added:
Finding the right candidate to lead our UK and Ireland operations was hugely important to us as a group and I am confident that the cluster will go from strength to strength with John at its helm. His combination of leadership skills and FinTech expertise makes him ideally suited both to the role and to IQ-EQ’s overarching strategic priorities – given our desire to continue growing the cluster across all of our core service segments while also investing heavily in technology to meet the evolving needs of our clients. John is a great addition to the team and I am delighted to be welcoming him on board.”
Aaron McGarry, Consultant (Aviation Team)
Ireland is at the core of the aviation industry in Europe, recognised globally as a centre of excellence for the industry and many of the leading global aircraft lessors are located here. With Mr McGarry’s addition to Eversheds Sutherland’s team, the firm hopes to meet the aviation sector’s growing demand for legal services and demonstrates its commitment to its aviation sector clients.
Alan Murphy, Managing partner of Eversheds Sutherland said:
We are delighted to have Aaron join our growing international aviation team. His specific expertise and experience will be a hugely valuable addition to the firm. Aaron will focus on aviation finance and derivative transactions, as well as working closely with all members of our international aviation team to ensure expert service to our clients.
Aaron McGarry added:
I am very pleased to be joining Eversheds Sutherland’s international aviation team at a time of continued expansion of the aircraft leasing industry. The firm’s reputation, expertise, and first-class client service is well known and I’m really excited about advising and supporting new and existing aviation sector clients and working with the international team to build the aviation practice here.”
Kieran Quinn, Marketing & Business Development Manager
Youghal Credit Union
Kieran Quinn joins Youghal Credit Union as Marketing & Business Development Manager. Mr Quinn has over 20 years’ industry experience. He joins Youghal Credit Union from a role as Marketing Manager with Fleming Medical working across brands including Medicare and Physiologix.
Kieran’s role will be to develop relationships with Youghal Credit Union’s members, local communities and to increase membership numbers, members saving and loans.