60-second interview with…

 Rosemary Marr TEP, Chair of the STEP Professional Development Committee and Senior Trust Director at Nedgroup Trust Limited, Jersey 


When and why did you become a STEP member?

In 1992, I was invited by Peter Pexton to become Founder Member of the Jersey branch.

What does being a STEP member mean to you/your organisation?

Access to a formal and focused education programme and relevant continuing professional development. It is important for our clients and our business that all of us are informed and up-to-date with the latest developments.

What’s been the best STEP event you’ve attended and why?

The first Private Client Awards held in London in 2006.  This was the first time STEP had attempted something as big as this. The event highlights excellence across the Private Wealth Sector. The judges are genuinely independent and are supported by a college of experts across STEP.  That first event, eight years ago, was an outstanding success and continues to go from strength to strength each year.

What is your role in your Committee?

I am Chair of the STEP Professional Development Committee.

What are the main challenges facing your Committee/practitioners at the moment?

Many challenges face us, but if I was to pick one I would say the biggest challenge is the provision of an appropriate education programme as a route to membership, to the ever-increasing number of jurisdictions where STEP has a presence, whilst maintaining the high standards which is our benchmark.

How will you deal with these?

Working with the Professional Development Team headed by Nigel Race and our training partner, Central Law Training, on a case-by-case basis, offering a tailor-made version of the International Diploma where appropriate, and in other cases working with the branches on bespoke alternatives.

What’s been your career highlight?

Difficult to say but on balance I would say it is my present job working with a fantastic (mainly STEP qualified) team dedicated to providing a first-class service to our clients.

What do you do in your spare time?

What spare time? Seriously though, I am interested in politics and history.

What’s the best book you have read this year?

The Hit, by David Baldacci.

What’s your favourite quote?

Henry Ford: ‘A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.’  


Rosemary Marr TEP, Chair of the STEP Professional Development Committee, and Senior Trust Director, Nedgroup Trust Limited, Jersey, is also past STEP Chair as well as STEP Vice-President. Rosemary is a member of the STEP Journal Editorial Board and a Treasurer at STEP Jersey branch.



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[Article posted on 29 April 2013 ]



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