Stuart Layzell

Chief Executive Officer

Stuart is Chief Executive Officer of Ocorian and joined following the management buyout from Bedell Group. Stuart's role is to lead the strategic direction of Ocorian and keep client service and staff engagement at the core of the business. Stuart is also responsible for ensuring that the ambitious organic growth and M&A plans for the business are efficiently delivered.

Stuart is a Chartered Accountant who started his career with PwC, London. He has extensive private equity, M&A and operational experience, much of which was gained whilst living and working in both the US and Europe.

Areas of expertise
  • Leadership Team


Ocorian Forum focusses on the added value of the Mauritius IFC for crossborder business and investment in Africa
2019 | 21 Jan 2019

The first in a series of Ocorian Forum presentations will be held in Mauritius on the 24th of January 2019 examining the impact and added value of the island's financial services sector with respect to business and investment in Africa.

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Change of Leadership at Ocorian
2018 | 21 Nov 2018

After nearly 15 years as CEO of Ocorian (formerly Bedell Trust), Nick Cawley will stand down from his position on 31 December 2018. He will be succeeded by Stuart Layzell, who is currently Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

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Ocorian completes acquisition of ABAX
2018 | 05 Apr 2018

Ocorian has completed its acquisition of ABAX Corporate Services, extending its service range and capability across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

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Ocorian Appoints new Director of Client Reporting
2017 | 05 Jul 2017

Ocorian is delighted to announce the recent appointment of a new Director to their Client Reporting team.

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Ocorian appoints two new members to its Senior Management team
2017 | 30 Mar 2017

Ocorian is pleased to announce the recent appointment of two new members to their senior management team (Executive Committee), Richard Summerfield as Global HR Director, and Stuart Layzell as Chief Financial and Operating Officer.

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