Harneys announces new Global Managing Partner

Harneys is pleased to announce that Ross Munro has been appointed as the new Global Managing Partner of Harneys, effective 1 January 2022. Peter Tarn is stepping down after nine successful years as Chairman and will continue practising as a partner in the BVI.

Ross joined the firm in 2005 in the BVI as a funds associate, became a partner in 2008 and was appointed Global Head of Investment Funds in 2012. He took on the role of Global Head of Fiduciary in 2013 and moved to London the following year. Under Ross’s stewardship, Harneys Fiduciary has experienced a dramatic growth in revenue and a diversification of its client base. Ross has built a strong, experienced leadership team, which has enabled the business to expand into new jurisdictions, develop new product lines, transform service delivery and meet the challenges of numerous regulatory changes. His approach as Global Managing Partner will bring this same energy to the role, focusing on clients, people and business transformation.     

Chairman Peter Tarn commented: “I am delighted that Ross is taking over this role. I and all my partners have the utmost confidence in his skills and ability to drive the business forward. We have worked together closely for a very long time in different capacities and I have the utmost respect for the combination of steel and compassion which he brings to almost any situation. He has for many years combined his challenging day job with being a trusted adviser to whom I automatically turn in any crisis and a de facto deputy on so many occasions. I have no doubt that I will be leaving the leadership of the business in truly capable hands.”

Ross Munro added “I am hugely proud to have been elected the firm’s next Global Managing Partner. I would like to thank my fellow partners for the ongoing trust and confidence they have shown in my ability to lead the firm through its next chapter. We are a brilliant mix of diverse individuals spread around the world delivering quality legal, corporate, trust and compliance services to our clients. My vision is for Harneys to build on those strong foundations, growing together with a supportive business, culture and technology framework that allows our people to deliver outstanding client service while satisfying their own ambitions.

On behalf of the entire partnership, I would like to thank Pete for his tremendous contribution. Without it, Harneys would not be the thoroughly modern, resilient and professional firm it is today.” 

A recruitment process to fill Ross’s previous positions of Fiduciary CEO and Chair of the Fiduciary Board is underway and a further announcement will follow in due course.

Harneys is a global offshore law firm with entrepreneurial thinking built around professionalism, personal service and rapid response. Open, progressive and personable, the firm provides advice on British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Bermuda and Anguilla law to an international client base which includes the world’s top law firms, financial institutions, investment funds and private individuals. The firm’s network is one of the largest among offshore law firms, with locations in major financial centres across Europe, Asia, the Americas and the Caribbean, allowing Harneys to provide services of the highest quality to clients in their own languages and time zones.