Stephen Smith

COO & Co-Founder, London

Steve is responsible for the firm’s operations including risk management, legal and compliance, finance and HR.

Before Ormonde, Steve established a family office in 2016 which helped several ultra-high-net-worth families with investment structuring, wealth planning, and operating businesses. He also supported clients on family governance issues, trusts and estate planning, lifestyle assets, real estate and other business ventures.

Previously, Steve was Legal Director in the tax group of Olswang LLP (now part of CMS) in London where for 10 years he advised on corporate mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and private client matters.

Steve received a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics) from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and has completed post-graduate courses at the Securities Institute of Australia, the University of British Columbia, Canada, London Business School, UK and the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment, UK. Steve is qualified as a solicitor in the UK (2001) and New Zealand (1995).

Steve enjoys spending downtime with his wife and three children, and travelling.

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