About us

Our people

Meet the Cayman National team

Nigel Gautrey MA, Chartered MCSI, DipIoD, FLIBF
Managing Director

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Nigel was born and educated in the UK and moved to the Isle of Man in 1995. He previously held leadership roles at a private bank, trust company and AIM-listed public company and has over 35 years combined experience in the financial services industry.

In 2017, Nigel then joined Cayman National as Managing Director of its banking and fiduciary businesses in the Isle of Man, as well as being appointed a director of the group’s Dubai operation.

He is a Fellow of the London Institute of Banking and Finance and a former President of its Isle of Man branch. In addition he holds a Masters Degree in E-Commerce, a Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors and is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Securities and Investment Institute.

Rosaline Melia TEP CertIOD
Fiduciary Director

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Roz was born and educated in the UK and moved to the Cayman Islands in 1990. She subsequently transferred from the Group’s Cayman Islands operations to the Isle of Man in 2006 when she was appointed as Head of Fiduciary Services and in 2017 was appointed to the Board of the Trust Company. She is also Company Secretary for the Bank and Trust Isle of Man Companies.

Roz has over 30 years experience in the fiduciary sectors in both jurisdictions with extensive knowledge and experience in the running of trust and corporate structures. In addition, she is both a Director and member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (“STEP”) and the holder of the Institute of Directors’ Certificate in Company Direction.

Jim Woodall ALIBF Cert.CIB
Banking Director

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Jim joined Cayman National from HSBC, where he was a Senior Manager in the Isle of Man and Channel Islands Corporate and Commercial banking business. Originally from Bristol, Jim is an experienced local banker who spent a short period in Jersey before settling in the Isle of Man in 2004. He has managed bank branches, business development, credit risk and operations. He was also the Country Head of Risk (Commercial & Corporate Banking) for HSBC in the IOM and Channel Islands until his appointment with Cayman National in January 2020.

Jim is a keen supporter and volunteer for the Isle of Man arm of Junior Achievement, a charity educating school children on financial matters and in the operation of student companies.

Gary Kermode FCCA
Financial Controller

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Gary was born and educated on the Isle of Man. He also attended the University of Northumbria and began his accountancy training with Pannell Kerr Forster in 1996. His career evolved and in 2001 Gary began working in the Fund Industry. Prior to joining Cayman National, he was Fund Administration Manager for HSBC Securities Services on the Isle of Man.

Gary is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Colin Peters ALIBF PDipB&F ACSI
Banking Manager

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Colin has over 20 years of experience in the international finance sector, having worked for investment houses and trust companies before moving into banking in 2005, working for one of the major UK clearing banks in the Isle of Man. In 2011 he was seconded to Guernsey for 3 years as a Senior Relationship Manager within the bank’s Commercial Banking department, before returning to the Isle of Man in 2014. Colin has undertaken various roles within banking including business development, commercial lending, foreign exchange and liquidity management.

Colin is also involved with the Isle of Man Bankers Association, is a member of the London Institute of Banking and Finance as well as being a committee member of its Isle of Man Branch. Colin also acts as a trustee on a couple of local charities.

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