Shaida Aziz

Group Head of Compliance

Shaida Aziz

Shaida has over 20 years’ experience primarily in the trust industry and is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators. Prior to joining Sancus (Jersey) Limited in 2015, Shaida was Head of New Business and Company Secretary for Trident Trust Company Limited for over 10 years, and she brings her knowledge and experience gained from a compliance and company secretarial perspective to the Sancus Group.

Shaida speaks a number of languages and is fluent in Spanish and French. She has attained 3 university degrees in modern languages applied to law, economics, marketing and translation through an Erasmus programme hosted by Thames Valley University, la Universidad de Granada and l’Universite d’Aix-Marseille.

Shaida’s professional career started in 1995 with Canal Trust in Jersey (the trust arm of Bilbao Vizcaya Bank), and 2 years later she left to join Mourant & Co. specifically to administer a portfolio of South American trust and corporate clients. Shaida was later asked to join Centre Trust Limited before completing her training and qualifying as a Chartered Secretary in 2000. She then went on to become a Director of Client Services with Zenith Trust Company Limited before steering away from client administration and concentrating on compliance and statutory spheres.

Shaida has an International Diploma in Corporate Governance, Risk and Compliance.

In her free time, Shaida enjoys long walks with her daughter, Emily and dog, Charlie.