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, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritius and the UK.

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


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04 June 2018

Estera has been recognised as a Tier 1 firm in the eprivateclient Top Trust Companies rankings again for 2018. The tiers are based on size, reputation, quality of service and global scale.

06 April 2018

Estera has been shortlisted as a finalist for large ‘Trust Company of The Year’ in the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2018.

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.