Paula Woodgate First National Trustee Company Limited (FNTC) opens office in Hong Kong and makes senior appointment for the Asia Pacific region. Leader in providing specialist independent trustee and administrative support services to the shared ownership industry, FNTC has unrivalled global expertise.

Paula Woodgate joins the team as Business Development Director for the region. A senior executive in the Resort Hospitality Industry with over 30 years leadership experience in the Alternative Ownership sector with achievements to-date in resort sales and marketing; feasibility; product definition and product development; member acquisition, engagement and retention; property acquisitions; business start-ups and business turn-arounds, Paula is well placed to launch FNTC in Asia Pacific’s rapidly expanding consumer markets.

Prior to joining FNTC Paula held leadership positions with some of the world’s top hospitality brands including Marriott Vacation Club International, Interval International and Four Seasons Resorts and she served the Resort Developers Organisation, (RDO – previously OTE), as Board and Executive Committee member and served on the Membership and Ethics Councils. More recently she has provided advisory services to resort developers in various locations including Bulgaria, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, UAE and the United Kingdom.

Commenting on her appointment, Paula said: “I’m really looking forward to joining FNTC in a region where I see considerable growth opportunities for the Leisure Industry. FNTC’s collaborative business style with its clients and partners and its philosophy of providing profitable solutions which achieve mutual business goals will be the cornerstone of our success in this diverse region.”

Chief Executive, FNTC, Declan Kenny said: “I am excited about the opportunities for FNTC in Asia Pacific and I am delighted that Paula is bringing her huge talent and vision to us.”

FNTC controls over £2.5 billion of property assets on behalf of its clients and provides a range of support services within the Leisure Industry.

Through its services FNTC looks after the interests of over 650,000 consumers within shared ownership and vacation ownership schemes, as well as resort merchant and payment processing services through its CardScape platform. FNTC is part of the First Names Group, a rapidly expanding provider of independent trust, fund and corporate administration services with over 650 employees worldwide.