Brian Frith started his career with Lloyds Bank Plc in South Yorkshire in 1965. In 1969 he moved to the Bahamas where he worked for the Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited, initially on the banking side of the trust company, dealing with securities and currency and latterly as a trust manager, dealing with a portfolio of high net worth individuals and corporations with large and complex portfolios.
In 1984 Brian moved to Jersey and acquired a 50% interest in Roanne Trust Company (Jersey) Limited and, in conjunction with his co-principal, grew the business considerably over the next two years. The business was acquired in 1986 by the Tyndall Group and subsequently by the Australian Group, Westpac and latterly the South African Group, Ansbacher. Throughout this period Brian was retained as a senior officer of the company and at the time of his departure in 1999, he was managing director of the Jersey operation with a staff of over 70 and active trust, banking and fund divisions.
From 1999 to 2003 Brian was Chief Executive Officer of WJB Chiltern (Jersey) Limited (now Vistra (Jersey) Limited) which he grew through organic growth and the acquisition of two local trust companies.
Brian works collaboratively with a number of his clients on their philanthropy and effective giving. He is also currently Chairman of Macmillan Cancer Support (Jersey) Limited and has been involved with the charity and its predecessor since 1997. In addition to his role as Chairman, he is actively involved in fund raising for the charity and also for Jersey Hospice Care. He was a founder of Partners in Cancer Care, an organisation that brings together all agencies in Jersey involved in cancer care.
Brian has a number of non-executive directorships and when he is not travelling on business spends most of his active life in Jersey with his wife, 2 children and young granddaughter.
Brian is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.