David Capps

Senior Consultant

After qualifying as an English solicitor with a London maritime law firm, David came to Jersey in 1974 and established a legal practice specialising in the administration of corporate and trust structures for the ownership and operation of all types of commercial shipping. From this foundation Capco Trust grew to become the chosen offshore service provider for some of the world’s largest ship owning companies and individuals. In addition, David provided corporate services for listed companies with international mining, trading, brewing and hotel interests.

In 1987 David established Capco Trust in the Isle of Man, specialising in ship registration, statutory ship management and administration; and worked with the Isle of Man Government to develop its Shipping Register.

Having successfully brought Capco Trust within Ocorian, David looks forward to leveraging Ocorian’s infrastructure and wider reach to enhance the options available to the international shipping industry thereby building upon Capco’s experience of over forty years in the sector.

David is the Chairman of the Mission to Seafarers Jersey Branch; a Governor of FCJ Primary School; and Chairman of Grace Trust Jersey a charity that provides personal and practical help to Jersey’s homeless and needy.

  • LLB
  • English Solicitor*



Areas of expertise
  • Private Client