• December 5, 2023
 New worldwide Chair of STEP announced

New worldwide Chair of STEP announced

Tony Pitcher TEP, Chair of the Jersey Board of Altum Group, has been elected as worldwide Chair of STEP, effective 1st January 2023.

Tony qualified as a chartered accountant in 1986 and over the course of his career has worked for EY, RBC and Barclays Wealth before joining Altum Group in 2014. In addition to his role as Chair of the Jersey Board of Altum Group, Tony is a non-executive director of Jersey Finance.

On being elected Chair, Tony said:

“I am delighted and honoured to have been elected as worldwide Chair. This represents the culmination of a career of service to STEP. I feel privileged to have been entrusted with the Society’s highest office. I take on this role with the support of a very strong Board, committed Council, host of volunteers in Regions, Branches and Committees and a wonderful team at STEP head office led by Mark Walley and his Executive Team.

With this huge support I feel very confident that together we can build on the achievements of the last two years during Nancy Golding’s term of office. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Nancy for her leadership and mentoring during this time. During my term as Chair I hope to lead STEP to deliver on the hugely important work to define the branch of the future and drive our EDI principles throughout our Society.”

Tony has been a member of STEP for 29 years. A former branch chair of STEP Jersey and Deputy Chair of STEP, he currently serves on STEP’s worldwide Board of Directors and Council and is a member of STEP’s Public Policy and Oversight of Conferences committees.

STEP’s Chief Executive Mark Walley said:

“I am delighted that Tony has been elected as our Chair. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role. I know he will build on the great work Nancy has done to lead STEP into 2023 as we deliver our strategy.”

Tony will lead STEP’s Board of Directors, responsible for the high-level strategic direction of the Society. Board members have legal authority and responsibility for the organisation and are elected by members of STEP’s worldwide Council.

STEP is a global professional body, comprising lawyers, accountants, trustees and other practitioners that help families plan for their futures. With more than 21,000 members worldwide, STEP’s mission is to inspire confidence in families planning their assets across generations. Full STEP members, like Tony, are known as TEPs. They are internationally recognised as experts in their field, with proven qualifications and experience.

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  STEP is the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning. We work to improve public understanding of the issues families face in this area and promote education and high professional standards among our members. STEP members help families plan for their futures, from drafting a will to advising on issues concerning international families, protection of the vulnerable, family businesses and philanthropic giving. Full STEP members, known as TEPs, are internationally recognised as experts in their field, with proven qualifications and experience. By joining STEP, practitioners and employers benefit from quality education and resources, professional recognition, and international connections. There are three routes to membership, depending on a practitioner's level of experience and qualifications – Exam, Essay or Expertise. You can join via these routes to become either a Student, Affiliate, Associate or Full Member of STEP. Find out more about joining STEP at www.step.org/join Key Services

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