Donna Brehaut

Associate Director, Guernsey

Donna Brehaut

Donna works alongside a fiduciary team specialising in the establishment, management and administration of a diverse portfolio of offshore structures for high net worth individuals across a range of jurisdictions. Donna is also an active member of the firm’s Business Development team.

Donna has a particular interest in the Foundations (Guernsey) Law and has taken the lead in the expansion of the firm’s offering in this area. She assists a number of families where Foundations are proving to be the solution, and vehicle of choice, for succession planning, asset protection and philanthropic purposes. She is seeing an upturn in enquiries in Foundations, which is a trend reflected in the wider market.

Donna’s strength comes in the rapport and relationships that she develops where she is constantly looking to benefit and meet the needs of the families that she works with across multiple generations. Donna also is passionate about investments and constantly keeps abreast of the investment markets.

Donna’s accolades include featuring in the CityWealth Future Leaders Top 100 List and in 2016 was named Under 40 Boutique Trustee of the Year in the CityWealth Future Leaders Awards. Donna was listed in ePrivate Client’s Top 35 under 35 list in 2017, 2019 and 2021 and also features in ePrivate Client’s Top 35 Under 35 Channel Islands list since 2018.

Born and educated in Guernsey, Donna began her fiduciary career in 2007 and joined Saffery Champness in 2018.

Key experience

  • Significant experience in working with clients in the UK, South Africa, Middle East and Asia.
  • Working on discretionary trusts, bespoke trust and company structures, foundations and private trust company (PTC) structures.
  • Dealing with a varied asset base including investment portfolios with a diverse range of securities and asset classes, private companies, commercial and residential property and carried interest.


Outside work Donna is a keen sportswoman, representing Guernsey at netball and basketball.