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About Us

While expats today have the freedom to live and work in markets all around the world, their saving and investment options are often limited.

Providence develops retirement and saving solutions that enable professional expats to plan for the future, so they can continue enjoying the freedom and independence they cherish in the years to come.

As one of the first new offshore life assurance companies in the last 100 years, we have a nimble, agile approach, inspired by the intrepid attitude of professional expats, the modern-day explorers.

We leverage the power of technology to provide a personalised online portal, so expats can access real-time information about their account wherever they are, whatever the time. And we partner with reputable trust and pension companies to develop a range of market-leading products designed exclusively around the needs of expats. These are then recommended by leading financial Advisers all around the world.

Meet the principals

Austin Blair

Austin Blair


Austin is originally from the UK and has over 30 years of financial sector experience in the US, Europe, Australia and 11 years in the UAE. Having met his wife in Germany, their three children were born, raised and educated to undergraduate level offshore, providing Austin with an excellent understanding of the financial challenges facing the modern-day explorer.

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

Managing Director

Paul is a Certified Accountant with over 15 years of experience as a senior executive having held board positions in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, with his previous role being Chief Financial Officer of Gulf Finance Corporation PJSC in the UAE. This experience has proven invaluable for developing the corporate structure and systems required for Providence to serve international expatriate clients.

Leena Jagatia

Leena Atterbury

Operations Director

She is a qualified and experienced Operations Manager and Wealth Manager with the requisite knowledge to oversee client administration for Providence. As an expatriate, Leena fully understands the pressures facing young global professionals as they plan for an independent future.

Simon Littmoden

Simon Littmoden

Global Sales Director

Simon has 20 years’ experience working in retail financial services, including 15 years with JP Morgan, where focused on investment solutions for offshore individuals. Simon has lived and worked around the world since 2008, accompanied by his wife and three children, and understands how the financial needs of a family unit grow and develop over time.