Farah Ballands

Chief Executive Officer

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13-14 Esplanade

St Helier




Farah is the Chief Executive Officer of Estera and Managing Director of Estera Trust (Jersey) Limited. She oversees the group’s fiduciary, administration and accounting practices in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Hong Kong, the Isle of Man, Jersey, Mauritius, the Seychelles and Shanghai.

Farah is a lawyer by background and was a partner of Appleby from 2003 until 2015, where she led the global fiduciary practices since 2006, which eventually became Estera in 2016.

In the past, Farah specialised in the implementation and administration of corporate employee benefit arrangements. She has extensive knowledge of the use of offshore trust and corporate structures.

Farah has been recognised by a number of leading publications and industry bodies including:

  • WealthBriefing’s European Awards, Women in Wealth Management 2016

  • Citywealth Power Women Awards 2015 and 2016

  • Citywealth Leaders List in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015

  • Private Client Practitioner's Top 50 Most Influential List in 2013 and 2017

Farah has an LLB from Exeter University, is an English Barrister (non-practicing) and a member of the Jersey Law Society.


University of Exeter (England); The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn; The Law Society of Jersey


Keep up-to-date with the latest news, views and developments
from our teams across the Estera group.

17 October 2017

Estera, a leading global provider of fiduciary and administration services, has been nominated for a prestigious award in recognition of its people-focused approach to employee motivation and change management.

25 July 2017

Estera has announced the acquisition of Headstart S.à.r.l, a specialist corporate and trust services business in Luxembourg. The transaction paves the way for Estera’s expansion into Luxembourg, one of world’s most important jurisdictions for funds and corporate services, whilst also broadening the company’s offering in corporate, fund and trust services.

05 June 2017

Leading global fiduciary and administration provider, Estera, has acquired the Heritage Financial Services Group (HFSG), an independent business providing third party fund administration, depositary, trust and corporate services in Guernsey, the UK and Malta.