Meet the Team
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Gecko Corporate Services have an experienced and professional team that work tirelessly to provide you with the best services for your Company.
We pride ourselves on the family orientated services that we provide, building upon the understanding and relationship with our clients, to better service your needs. Each member of our team has an in-depth expertise and attends continual professional development training so that the services we offer are up to date.
Adrian founded Gecko over ten years ago with a commitment to service levels and an understanding for clients’ particular needs. The company has since grown into the established and diverse company that caters for a variety of clients.
Adrian is a qualified Chartered Secretary (ICSA) and attained a number of STEP qualifications and in his downtime he enjoys film-making and travel.
Having joined Gecko in 2013, Mark has wide experience in the finance sector at board level, both in the Isle of Man and his native South Africa. After an extended period of military service, he completed his training at a Big 6 accounting firm in Cape Town and, after various management positions in South Africa, emigrated to the Isle of Man in 1999.
During a sabbatical from the finance industry, Mark owned a design and joinery business, and his hobbies include cabinet-making, metalwork, engineering, creative writing and art projects. Mark enjoys sea-swimming, coastal and ocean sailing.
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Jess began her role at Gecko in January 2018 after completing her A-Levels. She is responsible for client company administration and regulatory reporting.
Outside of work, Jess enjoys playing video games, watching football and catching up with family and friends. Her main passion is traveling the world, experiencing various cultures and making memories along the way.
Having worked in the healthcare and pharmacovigilance sector for 10 years, Michaela decided to pursue a career change and joined the Gecko team in 2023. She is responsible for client company administration and new business enquiries.
Michaela has recently embarked on a part-time internship with the Church of England and enjoys coastal and plantation walks, sailing and gaming.
Vicky has worked in the finance sector for over 20 years. She joined Gecko in October 2009 after a maternity break from work.
Vicky is responsible for company statutory and financial reporting, maintaining office services and procedures, human resources and ensures the smooth running of the office.
Outside of work, Vicky enjoys spending time with her family, watching football, formula 1 and baking.
Mel joined Gecko in April 2016 as Administrator after a 12 year career break raising her two boys, then taking on the challenge as Deputy Compliance in January 2018.
Previously she has gained vast experience in Stockbroking, Banking and Fund Management companies where one of her main traits was being organised and methodical, which in turn meant the progression to the Gecko Compliance Department was a natural one.
In her spare time she enjoys Mountain Biking and organises an annual Ladies Mountain Bike fund raiser for cancer charities as well as travels the world doing Charity Cycle challenges when family time allows.
Samantha has over 20 years’ experience in the finance sector. After immigrating to the Isle of Man from her native South Africa in 2019, she gained experience as a bookkeeper at a local distribution company and joined Gecko at the end of 2021 as the company’s client accountant.
Samantha is responsible for the accounting and tax of Gecko’s client entities. She has a degree in Financial Accounting and has gained her experience working in a variety of roles, both within the financial sector and commerce, at all levels including bookkeeping, auditing and at financial manager level.
Samantha enjoys walking and discovering the Island’s hidden natural gems with her husband and two children. When not out walking, she enjoys quiet time spent with her family and watching sports.