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Emily Sturgess,
Head of Operational Resilience


Emily leads the Operational Resilience team within the Aztec Group COO office. Responsible for ensuring that the Group is adaptable in the face of ever-changing business conditions, Emily’s remit includes the Group wide internal control environment, quality assurance, business continuity planning and supplier oversight.

A member of the Group’s Operations Committee, Emily contributes to the ongoing development of our operating model, enabling employees to deliver efficiency and effectiveness for our clients. She also sits on the Group’s People Committee, ensuring that our operating environment empowers our people to deliver an excellent client experience.

Background and experience

Emily originally joined the Group in 2010 as a Client Relationship Manager in our Jersey office. After spending more than five years heading up the administration teams for numerous private equity, venture capital and mezzanine funds, she was appointed Associate Director and seconded to Sweden to head up our Fund Services offering in the Nordic region.

Emily returned to Jersey in 2018. In 2019, she was responsible for establishing the Operational Resilience team, focused on the ongoing development and oversight of the Group’s operating controls. Emily was appointed Director of Operational Resilience in July 2019.

Prior to joining the Group, Emily spent several years working for a leading financial institution in Jersey, where she administered a variety of fund structures and SPVs.

Before entering the funds industry, Emily spent over ten years providing wealth structuring services to private clients and high net worth individuals at two large global banks.


  • Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Outside of the office

When she’s not striving to ensure that the Group can adapt to change and retain its edge, Emily enjoys cooking and working up a sweat in the gym. She also likes to soak up the scenic views of Jersey’s coast on a long cliff path walk.

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