Meet the team behind the Inspired Precision of DCTS.
Eckhard has many years of experience in corporate administration and has been responsible for setting up and building the licensed corporate and trust service business of DCTS in the Isle of Man.
A Graduate of the University of Kiel in Germany as Diplom-Kaufmann specialising in Finance and Accountancy, he moved to the Isle of Man in 1998 and subsequently became a fully qualified member of the Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners (STEP) and the Chartered Governance Institute (ICSA).
Eckhard has a wealth of experience and is an expert in the corporate and maritime fields specialising in structuring assets, especially in the maritime world, providing advice on yacht sales, new build projects and ship finance.
Allister Crossley took up his role as Senior Manager of Aviation at DCTS in September 2015 to develop and promotes the groups aviation services. In March 2020, Allister joined the board of DCTS as Business Development Director.
Allister has spent over twenty years in international corporate services working with Coutts (Isle of Man) Limited, Merrill Lynch Bank and Trust Company (Isle of Man) Limited and latterly Appleby where he gained a wide range of experience including; infrastructure companies, property holding and trading structures.
In his last three years at Appleby Allister’s primary focus was on aviation and he managed aviation structures and transactions across various jurisdictions.
Allister is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and hold the ICSA Offshore Certificate.
On taking up his new position Allister said: “This is an exciting role and I am looking forward to the challenge. Döhle has been well known and respected for several years as a provider of professional services for the shipping and yachting industry and our aviation services will very much complement these - my focus will be to ensure that our offerings to the aviation industry will quickly have the same respect and renown”.
John has over 20 years’ experience in the CSP/TSP industry and has experience with companies listed on the LSE, AIM and ISDX (previously PLUS) markets. He has considerable knowledge and experience of UK, BVI and IOM company secretarial practice, administration and statutory compliance matters and maintaining effective corporate governance with local legislation and external regulations. He has a proven record of administration of structures involving Shipping, Intellectual Property, Aviation and Real Estate holding vehicles and the administration of tailored trusts and structures according to clients’ requirements.
He holds positions as Director and Non-Executive Director of a number of Isle of Man companies and is approved by the Isle of Man Financial Supervision Commission and Isle of Gambling Commission to hold such positions. He has acted as Director of a number of large offshore service providers on the Isle of Man as well as holding the position of assistant company secretary and Group MLRO for a listed Plc with global operations.
John has an honours degree from the University of St. Andrews in Marine and Environmental Biology (1994), is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators (1998) and a Fellow of the International Compliance Association (2005).
After graduating from Sheffield University Lynda spent the first 16 years of her professional career teaching and lecturing before attending the College of Law in 1998 and completing her legal qualifications. She was admitted as a qualified solicitor of the Law Society of England and Wales in 2001 and worked for a law firm on the Isle of Man focusing on a worldwide clientele of high net worth individuals. In 2002 Lynda joined Abacus Trust Company Limited where she held a number of posts of responsibility including administration manager for trusts and companies, compliance manager and then senior manager in the fund administration branch of the business. This was followed by seven and a half years at Fortress Management Services Limited, a corporate and trust service provider, as client administration manager.
Lynda joined DCTS in October 2016 as Corporate Services Manager bringing with her a wide range of experience of setting up and managing trust and company structures holding a variety of assets including commercial and residential property, investment portfolios, yachts and art work. Lynda’s legal and regulatory knowledge complements her practical experience of offshore structures and enables her to assist clients in finding effective solutions to meet their needs.
Outside of work, Lynda enjoys travelling, gardening and reading.
David joined DCTS in March 2020. Prior to that he had worked for 20 years at an international Corporate Service Provider where he was heavily involved in the setting up and administration of structures for corporate clients and ultra-high and high net worth clients.
His knowledge and experience of corporate governance together with the administration and statutory compliance of corporate structures has been invaluable to clients. He has acted as director for structures involving shipping, intellectual property, aviation and real estate, tailoring structures to the needs of the client.
His current role will involve considerable travel, meeting contacts and clients as the need arises.
David was born on the Isle of Man, has a BA honours degree in Geography from the University of Nottingham (1993) and became an associate of the Chartered Governance Institute in 1999.
Andrea joined the Döhle Group in September 2017 and was promoted to Finance Manager of the client accounting team in November 2019.
She is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Prior to joining the Döhle Group, Andrea has worked within the CSP environment on the Isle of Man for over 15 years. Andrea is responsible for providing accounting services across the whole range of clients within Döhle Corporate and Trust Services Limited.
Grant joined the Döhle Group in 2015. Prior to joining the company, he had previously worked in a variety of financial sectors including Private banking, Stockbroking and Life Assurance.
As the Head of Compliance, Grant is responsible for all compliance and risk related matters within the company, providing support and guidance on both local and international regulation, anti-money laundering, financial crime prevention and risk management. He has considerable knowledge and experience in AEOI and fraud prevention as well as maintaining effective corporate governance within a wide range of both regulated and non-regulated structures.
Grant is the DCTSL DMLRO and acts as MLRO and Compliance Officer on a number of administered client entities, as well as being a member of the International Compliance Association.
Nicola joined DCTS at the start of 2013 as a corporate administrator. She has a BA degree in Hospitality Management with International Marketing Management. In 2017 she achieved the Certificate level with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Outside of work Nicola enjoys reading, walking and baking.
Susana, originally from Madeira, started her career in the hotel industry. She was the Administrative Director for two Hotel Resorts taking on the role of Company Secretary administering the resorts’ owning companies incorporated in Madeira and in the Isle of Man.
Susana joined Döhle IOM Ltd In November 2003 where she undertook various roles in commercial shipping, marketing and yachting.
In 2006, Susana completed with “distinction” the Diploma in Ship Management - Operational Management, delivered by Lloyds Maritime Academy and in 2010, completed with “merit” the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators’ Diploma in Offshore Finance and Administration. In 2010 Döhle Private Clients established Vantage Corporate Services to undertake corporate services for the owning companies of our worldwide clients at which stage she took on the additional role of Compliance Officer. In the same year Susana completed with merit the “Diploma in International Compliance”, delivered by the International Compliance Association and in 2014 she transferred to the group company Döhle Corporate and Trust Services Limited where she’s been supporting the teams ever since.
Susana is well versed in the sale and purchase and day to day administration of superyachts working closely with owners’ project and legal teams and our Captains and has developed a close working relationship with Captains, maritime lawyers, project managers and ship registries.
Susana works on a diverse portfolio of worldwide based clients and administers holding companies with varied interests. Susana is a keen linguist and can communicate in six languages.
Antony graduated with a BA (Hons) (Distinction) in International Business Management in 2012. He has spent the last eight years working in variety of financial and administration roles within the banking sector and the offshore companies market here on the Isle of Man, gaining core knowledge and experience in the sectors.
Antony moved to Döhle in May 2017 to provide support to the expanding aviation division and super yachts department. Antony works on a diverse portfolio of clients from all backgrounds across the globe, to provide top of the range services for a bespoke client facility. In July 2018 he completed his STEP qualifications with a distinction. He now looks to further his knowledge into ICSA.
Antony became Assistant Manager in March 2020 and is now providing a wider range of services to all of his clients as well as providing the company with a diverse internal systems role.
Outside of work, Antony is a keen sportsman in his spare time. He is currently the Manx karting champion and enjoys hockey, football, mountain biking, golf and squash among other things.
Nonna is originally from Latvia and moved to the Isle of Man in 2004 and has been working at Corsiom and DCTS since January 2007.
She has a Latvian university Bachelor Degree in Social Science and Economics. In 2010 she achieved the Diploma level with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators with a distinction level.
She is fluent in English, Latvian and Russian. Nonna has a diverse portfolio of trusts and companies for international clients engaged in property structures, investments, commercial vessels, yacht ownership and digital currencies.
She enjoys learning and improving her knowledge of the German, Polish and Spanish languages.
In her spare time she also enjoys reading, knitting, swimming, walking, photography and travelling. She is a volunteer-organiser for the baby-mother club on the Isle of Man.
Sandra joined Döhle in October 2018 and is a member of the Company and Trust Services Team.
Sandra has worked within the CSP environment on the Isle of Man for over 18 years.
Sandra is responsible for providing administration services for various clients within Döhle Corporate and Trust Services Limited.
Caroline joined the Döhle Group in 2014. She is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Prior to joining the company, Caroline worked for other Isle of Man based corporate service providers, providing accounting services to a wide range of clients. Caroline primarily works on yachting and aviation clients where she is responsible for management and statutory accounting and cash flow management.
Elize joined DCTS in September 2015 and has 12 years’ experience in audit and accountancy. She trained with KPMG South Africa and gained experience working for BP Plc London. In the Isle of Man she worked for a Real Estate Investment company and a CSP. She performs the overall accounting function across our full suite of services.
Bruce joined Döhle Corporate and Trust Services Limited in September 2017. He is Canadian from Toronto, Ontario. He has lived on the Isle of Man since January 2001. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has held previous accounting roles in a variety of sectors including Trust and Corporate, Aviation and Shipping. In his spare time he enjoys riding his motorcycle and weekend walks with the family.
Megan joined the Döhle Group in April 2019 as an Accountant. Megan is a Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales
Megan qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in the Isle of Man where she gained 5 years’ experience in audit before joining the Döhle Group.
Megan is responsible for providing accounting services for a Group of Shipping Companies.
Outside of work Megan is a keen runner, taking part in marathons and half marathons throughout the year.
Samantha graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies in 2014. Prior to joining the Döhle Group in August 2018, she spent four years in various accounting roles within the telecommunications industry. Samantha is a part-qualified accountant currently undertaking the ACCA professional exams. She achieved the ACCA Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business in January 2019. Samantha is responsible for providing accounting and bookkeeping services across Döhle’s diverse client portfolio.
Peter joined DCTS in November 2019. He has been working in the accountancy industry for 10 years where he has gained a wide range of experience working for a variety of businesses.
Peter is a part-qualified accountant and is currently working towards his ACCA qualification.
Outside of work, Peter enjoys travelling, snowboarding, playing piano, and climbing at the local rock climbing centre.
Jason joined Döhle Corporate and Trust Services Limited in April 2019 as an Accountant, responsible for providing financial and reporting services for a containership group.
A member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and Association of Accounting Technicians, Jason has over 15 years accounting experience working in a variety of sectors including distribution, manufacturing, service industries and the charity sector.
Previous to joining the Döhle Group in 2007 Alison’s career started in banking and she then moved into accounting in 2001 with Manx Airlines. Alison primarily looks after the day to day running of the Company’s own accounts and those of Third Party Clients. Outside of work Alison plays the piano and church organ and spends quality time with her husband walking, socialising and holidaying and she is also Commissioner on the Local Authority Board of the Parish in which she lives.
Sam joined DCTS in November 2019, she is currently studying towards CAT qualification, Sam is responsible for providing accounting and bookkeeping services across Döhle’s diverse client portfolio. Outside of work Sam enjoys spending time with her family and playing netball.
Lorraine joined Döhle Corporate and Trust Services Limited in January 2020.
She has worked within the CSP environment on the Isle of Man for 18 years.
Her role is to provide assistance to the administration team.
Outside of work, Lorraine enjoys travelling and hiking.