Mr Holmes, born in Middlesbrough in 1956, is a FCCA and a non-executive director of the Company. He has been involved in financial services for over 30 years. Since 1986, Vic has served on a wide range of fund related boards based mainly in Guernsey and Ireland, but also UK, Luxembourg and the Cayman Islands.
In 1986 he joined the board of Guernsey International Fund Management Limited and in 1990 was appointed managing director of the newly established Irish based Baring Asset Management subsidiary providing international fund administration services from a Dublin base. In 2003, he was appointed head of fund administration services for the Baring Asset Management group of companies providing services out of London, Dublin, Guernsey, Isle of Man and Jersey.
In 2005, he was appointed country head of Northern Trust’s Irish businesses and in 2007 he returned to Guernsey to assume the position of Country head of Northern Trust’s Channel Island businesses.
His current directorships include private equity Permira Holdings Limited, the LSE listed Picton Property Income Limited, focused on commercial property industry, Ashmore funds, F&C funds and Cazenove funds.
Formerly he has been director of Baring Asset Management funds, ING Real Estate Funds, Merrill Lynch structured product funds, GNI, Hambros and LG Funds, Schroder, Aberdeen and Atlantis funds and BC Partner Private Equity fund.
Vic was the first chairman of what is now known as the Irish Fund Industry Association and was elected as chairman of the Executive committee of the Guernsey Investment Fund Association in April 2013.