Senior Executive Management Team

The Senior Executive Management team believe in acting with integrity and with diligence, whilst providing the best advice and guidance for all clients in each area of the business. As a company, we believe we can achieve more for our clients by working together collaboratively across different disciplines. By employing the best people, with the same work ethics and drive, we know that great things can be accomplished as a team.

Robert Ford – FCIS, MA, TEP and MIOD

Founder and Managing Partner – Robert is passionate about corporate governance, business strategy, change management, business transformation and human resource management and training. His extensive international and regional experience was obtained whilst advising clients, boards and businesses. Before relocating to Dubai he was the Managing Director of the corporate and trust division of a financial services company and managed a large client portfolio. He has worked within professional services and in-house for almost 20 years. During his working career he has worked for accountancy firms, law firms, consulting firms and in-house with a Dubai government group company. During his time in the UAE he managed large teams regionally and set-up a virtual, centrally co-ordinated translation service for Clyde & Co and developed specialist translation software. He was also part of the Transformation Leadership team for PwC where he provided strategic, operational and governance advice for the setup and running of an Arabic Centre of Excellence in Jordan, which services 13 countries regionally. For further details please visit Robert’s LinkedIn profile

Yvonne Ford – ACIS and MICA

A trilingual banking, real estate and compliance professional who has made Dubai her home for the last 10 years. A qualified Chartered Secretary of ICSA International and member of the Malaysian Chapter and holder of the International Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance from the International Compliance Association.  Knowing your clients, employees and having an idea where investor funds are sourced from is part of her responsibilities. Yvonne also carries out client due diligence for Governance Gurus and provides ad hoc advisory services to clients who need governance, compliance and company secretarial guidance or support. Compliance takes many forms and Yvonne’s broad experience gives her the tools to add value to any organisation, whether small, medium or large.

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