Saffery Trust Associate Director named NextGen Leader


Saffery Trust Associate Director, Matthew Gilligan, has been named in the 2023 eprivateclient NextGen Leaders list.

The list recognises top talent among private client practitioners in the UK and Crown Dependencies. Matthew was considered for the prominent list following his inclusion in the eprivateclient Channel Islands NextGen Leaders list earlier this year.

The NextGen Leaders list supersedes the former Top 35 under 35 list, allowing for any professional with up to 17 years’ industry experience to be nominated, regardless of age. The cap of 35 men and 35 women was also removed, allowing for a more inclusive ranking.

Matthew has 16 years’ industry experience has been with the firm for close to three years. Alongside his role at Saffery Trust, he is also Deputy Chair of the STEP Committee in Guernsey.

Matthew said it was an honour to be included in the list:

“Having dedicated my professional career, and volunteered a huge amount of my personal time, to the progression of the industry, I am delighted to have been recognised as a NextGen Leader. I have been fortunate to learn from fantastic leaders before me, and I firmly believe that everyone should make contributions to leave a role or organisation better than they found it.  I continue to strive to do this in all areas and look forward to continued progression.”

Matthew was joined by 80 other professionals in the listing, which were selected by the eprivateclient senior editorial team based on the qualities and achievements of the individual. The reputation and performance of the company the nominee works for, alongside feedback and career trajectory, were also taken into consideration.

Saffery Trust Managing Director, Nick Batiste, said:

“As a tier one independent trust company, we are proud that staff at all levels are at the forefront of industry across our offices. Matthew has proven to be an invaluable member of the team and is a fantastic example of what a leader should be. His inclusion on this list is well-deserved and he should be proud of his contribution to the firm and to the wider industry.”

More information and the full list is available here.