Member Profile

Mr John Harper FCA, Full Member i

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Suite 10, 55 Griva Digeni
CY 8220

T: +357 97 64024

Accountant / Financial Planner / Trustee/Fiduciary / Academic / Secretarial/Administration
Practice Area:
Civil-law planning (incl foundations), Company formation/management, Compliance/regulation, Estate planning/administration, Family business, Family office, Investment, Tax, Trust planning/administration, Wills and probate
STEP Cyprus

John Harper qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1975 and a Chartered Secretary in 1976. He is a Fellow of both Institutes.

Following ten years working in private practice in Jersey, he successively became Finance Director of two large commercial groups in the Channel Islands. After a period of self-employment as the first practising Chartered Secretary in the Channel Islands, Mr Harper became Managing Director of Trident Trust Company Limited, a position he held for eleven years.

He then spent the next six years as Managing Director of Appleby Trust (Bermuda) Limited followed by a further two years in Mauritius as Managing Director of Mauritius International Trust Company.

He is now self-employed as a Consultant to the Offshore Finance Industry and serves both as Protector of Trusts and Non-Executive Director of a number of companies around the globe. He lives in Cyprus.

He also spends half of the year teaching the STEP Foundation and Diploma modules all over the world on behalf of Central Law Training Limited.

Mr Harper was one of the founder members of the Jersey branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, serving for six years as its Honorary Treasurer. He has also been Honorary Secretary of the Bermuda branch and Events Secretary for the Mauritius Branch. He has also served as Worldwide Treasurer of STEP for the five years ending in 2006.