News / 08 March 2019

International Women's Day


Today is International Women’s Day 2019! The theme for this year is balance.  At Crestbridge, we know that balance is not a women’s issue, it’s a business issue, which is why we strive for balance and representation across our business at all levels. Balance drives a better working world and is essential for economies and communities to thrive, which is why at Crestbridge our differences are respected and celebrated, and our people are recognised on their merits and abilities.

This year, in the spirit of International Women’s Day 2019, we would like to introduce some of the women that form part of the Crestbridge leadership team across a number of our jurisdictions.

Ana Kekovska, Group Head of Corporate Services, is a Chartered Accountant with over 23 years of experience in the financial services sector. She has overall responsibility for the provision of services to a portfolio of complex corporate structures and investment companies across multiple jurisdictions.   As a member of the Crestbridge Executive team, Ana has a particular interest in the development of our people.  Prior to joining Crestbridge, Ana held a leadership position at one of the Big 4 accounting firms.  

Daniela Klasén-Martin, Group Head of Management Company, has over 25 years’ experience in risk management, financial management and corporate governance across various jurisdictions. She joined Crestbridge to lead the development of our Luxembourg office and launch our management company services. Previously, Daniela spent nine years as Head of Finance for a major global asset manager and four years as CEO for one of the first independent management companies. She is a member of ILA, ALRiM, sits on various ALFI committees involved in risk management, fund governance and TER and is a regular speaker at industry events on topics such as AIFMD, risk management and management company. Daniela holds an MScBA and is fluent in four languages.

Heather Tibbo, Group Head of Family Office Services, has over 20 years’ experience in the UHNW sector and is responsible for the Family Office Services business. She is a member of Crestbridge’s Executive team with input to the strategic direction and expansion of the business. She has worked with UHNWIs, their families and institutions to provide a comprehensive range of family office services to families and corporate clients based in multiple jurisdictions. Heather is a lawyer by background and is the winner of CityWealth's Powerwoman Awards Woman of the Year-Leadership (Financial Organisation) 2018.

Wendy Patterson, Director, is a fellow of the ACCA and the ICAEW, and has over twenty years’ experience as an accountant. Wendy provides a comprehensive service for clients including taxation services both for direct and indirect taxation, accounting services and assisting in sale and acquisition due diligence for property clients.  Wendy specialises in real estate tax issues and her combined experience and extensive knowledge, helps her to assist and support clients in the best way possible.