Mourant Ozannes appoints Keith Pearse as operations director

Mourant Ozannes has appointed Keith Pearse to the position of operations director. He is based in the firm’s Jersey office and will oversee the firm’s operations in all six Mourant Ozannes offices.

Pearse has a wealth of experience in the management of professional services firms, having previously worked as operations director at CMS Cameron McKenna in London, where he oversaw and co-ordinated all of the firm’s support services internationally.

He has also held senior roles in IT and knowledge and information management with Arthur Andersen and BP.

Pearse joins Mourant Ozannes from RBC Wealth Management where his position as international director of human resources encompassed Asia, the Caribbean, Guernsey, Jersey and London offices.

Peter Pichler, Mourant Ozannes’ chief operating officer since 2008, has increasingly been focusing on the financial aspects of the business and will switch to the role of finance director upon Pearse’s appointment.