Nicola Palios is a lawyer by training, who focused primarily on advising bank and fund clients in the early part of her career. She helped to build the private wealth and fund administration businesses of the Mourant Group, becoming CEO in 2003. In 2009/10 the businesses owned by the group, which by then had around 1,200 employees across 10 jurisdictions, were sold, following which Nicola developed a consultancy business advising private equity funds on acquisitions in the trust company and fund administration space. She was a non executive director of Sanne Group at the time of its successful IPO through to it’s take private by Apex in 2022. She is currently Chair of the Thesis group of companies and a non-executive director of the Suntera Group holding company.