Our People

Rupert Pleasant

Chief Executive

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Rupert moved to Guernsey as a boy and was educated in the island. His career in financial services has taken him globally, working and living in London, Hong Kong, Cape Town, Zurich and Geneva, before returning to Guernsey. His background is in private banking and trust and corporate services, where he has held a number of senior management roles in global companies. As well as an MBA from the University of Cape Town, Rupert holds a law degree, and is a member of STEP, CISI and the Institute of Directors.

Barnaby Molloy

Deputy Chief Executive

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Barnaby is a strategic marketeer with over 15 years' international experience working across financial services and gaming. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Chartered Institute of Directors.

James Crawford

International Business Development Director

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James is responsible for implementing We Are Guernsey's business development strategy to promote the island as a global finance specialist and connect Guernsey’s industry in its chosen target markets. He has more than 20 years' experience in the fiduciary sector, where he worked for international banks and independent trust companies based in the Channel Islands, Switzerland and the UAE.

Rosie Allsopp

Communications Director

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Rosie is a writer, broadcaster and editor with more than 20 years’ industry experience. She trained at the Press Association-affiliated Editorial Centre in Hastings. Her background is primarily in print journalism, writing and editing for newspapers and magazines, specialising in business, politics and technology. She also has broadcast experience in radio.

Josephine Bush

Strategic Adviser for Green and Sustainable Finance

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Josephine Bush is a former partner at EY where she specialized in renewable energy, sitting on the UK&I Power & Utilities Board. She led on many market-leading transactions in role and latterly, led a global initiative to build out the global renewables sector. Josephine is a member of Gresham Houses sustainable infrastructure investment committee and the founder of the not-for-profit Sustainability & You, which aims to raise levels of awareness in the financial community of the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss with a focus on accelerating solutions. Josephine is a qualified solicitor and chartered tax advisor, as well as qualified with the CFA ESG investing certification, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.

Andy Robinson

Hong Kong Representative

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Andy has a wide range of offshore experience, having lived and worked in both Guernsey and the Isle of Man. He moved to Hong Kong in 1994, and since then has held senior insurance roles, including Head of Life Insurance for Zurich Life, and Chair of the Life Insurance Committee at the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers. He has also had business experience in Singapore. Andy has joined the We Are Guernsey team in Hong Kong to strengthen our status in the region.

Grant Mcleod

South Africa Representative

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Grant was appointed as South African Representative for We Are Guernsey in March 2021. He has more than 2 decades of financial services experience in senior business development roles in South Africa, UK and the Cayman Islands. He was educated in the UK and South Africa. He has worked in private banking, wealth management and fiduciary services in South Africa in a number of senior roles representing global companies. As well as a BCom from the University of Witwatersrand, Grant holds a UK accounting and South African CFP qualification, and is a member of CII and CISI in the UK.

Dominique Ogier

Head of Creative

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Dominique is is responsible for the We Are Guernsey brand identity, development of marketing strategy, digital platforms and advertising across all all our target jurisdictions. Dominique joined the agency in 2015 after four years as a graphic designer for an award-winning local design studio where she created advertising and branding for local and global brands.

Emily Wild

Events Manager

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Emily joined the events team at WE ARE GUERNSEY in December 2016. She is responsible for the project management of the organisation’s annual events programme, ensuring it meets strategic objectives and is in line with the agency mission, as well as reporting on the planning, production and execution of events and third party conferences. Emily holds a Diploma in Event Management as well as the PRINCE2 Practitioner Certificate in Project Management. Prior to joining the company, Emily spent three years managing fundraising events for Guernsey-based charity, Hope for a Child.

Sebastian Chan

Technical Manager

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Sebastian joined We Are Guernsey as Events Programme Manager in July 2020 and transitioned over as Technical Manager in January 2021. He is responsible the development of Guernsey's strategy for financial services, liaison with government, industry and regulator regarding technical developments, monitoring international developments which effect Guernsey's finance industry and ensuring the content of our events are in line with industry and jurisdictional strategic requirements. Sebastian previously worked in the Banking and Insurance Division at the Guernsey Financial Services Commission, and holds a BA from the London School of Economics.

Stephanie Glover

Green Finance Manager

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Stephanie joined WE ARE GUERNSEY in June 2020 as Green Finance Manager. She is the lead for all green and sustainable finance initiatives including the development of the strategy and positioning for green and sustainable finance within the jurisdiction. Stephanie is currently the interim Chair for the Guernsey Green Finance Strategy Group where she liaises with key stakeholders, including Government, the financial services Regulator and various industry associations. She is Guernsey’s representative at the United Nations Financial Centres for Sustainability and sits on their working groups for biodiversity and the FC4S Annual Assessment Programme. Stephanie previously worked in advisory services at KPMG in Guernsey and has a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Religion and Ethics from King’s College London. She is currently studying towards the Sustainable Finance Certificate with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

Cara-Leah McKay

Senior Events Executive

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Cara-Leah joined the events team at WE ARE GUERNSEY in November 2018. She is responsible for the logistics of both our and third party events, conferences and seminars. Cara previously worked for TISE in its Risk, Regulation and Compliance Department. She has a degree in History and Business & Management from Bath Spa University.

Matt Nichols

Senior Communications Executive

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As a member of the Communications team, Matt handles media enquiries, looks after our newsroom and social media accounts. He graduated in 2009 and before returning to Guernsey and joining We Are Guernsey in 2016, he worked in the media departments of two Premier League football clubs, broadcasted live football commentary for BBC radio, and worked as a news journalist in London and Guernsey.

Sebastian Golland

Senior Design Executive

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Sebastian joined the design team at We Are Guernsey in September 2017 after graduating from Edge Hill University. He works on brand and design across the business, from marketing materials and the website to bespoke event imagery and conference stand panels.

Tonicha Ward

Senior Digital Marketing Executive

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Tonicha joined We Are Guernsey in September 2018 in a digital marketing role. Since joining the agency she has completed a level 5 diploma at distinction level, awarded by the Digital Marketing Institute. She is responsible for developing digital marketing strategies, reporting on digital performance, managing and monitoring the performance of all marketing channels, and developing marketing campaigns for all our events.

Brandon Ashplant

Strategy and Technical Executive

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Brandon joined our Strategy and Technical team following graduation from the University of Manchester in July 2019 with a BA (Economic and Social Studies) (Joint Hons) Business Studies and Politics. In his role he works with government and industry to assist in the technical development of jurisdictional-wide strategy.

Emily Lowe

Events Executive

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Emily joined WE ARE GUERNSEY in October 2019. She is responsible for the logistics of our forums, masterclasses, briefings, seminars, webinars and third party events. Emily graduated from the University of Exeter in July 2019 with a BSc in Psychology (Hons).

Jessamie Manley-Gilbert

Business Development Executive

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Jessamie joined the Business Development team at We Are Guernsey in September 2021. She supports International BD Director James Crawford, and WE ARE GUERNSEY's representatives in our target markets, with the planning and execution of our webinars and roadshows. Jessamie previously worked for Babbé LLP in their litigation department.

Ruth Berry

Communications Executive

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Ruth joined the agency in February 2020 as a digital marketing trainee and transitioned over to Communications Executive in August 2021. As part of the Communications team, she is responsible for all podcast production and helps the agency's communication strategy stay in line by keeping up to date with developments in methods of digital and traditional communications and advances in technology. She is a graduate of the University of Winchester with a BA Hons in Media, Communication and Advertising.

Nicola Potter

Accounts Executive

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Nikki joined Guernsey Finance in October 2021 and works in the accounts department. She has previously worked in fund administration and held various finance roles, firstly as a civil servant for 10 years, then for an accounting firm for around three years.

Katherine Felbabel

EA to the CEO

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Katherine joined Guernsey Finance in October 2021 as Executive Assistant to Chief Executive Rupert Pleasant. Her previous roles include being a medical PA for several years before moving into the finance sector.

Kenneth Worthington

Junior Production Designer

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Kenneth joined in October of 2021 after having graduated from the University of Winchester. He supports Dominique and Sebastian as part of the creative sector; helping to maintain the brand identity and design marketing materials for events.

Naomi Tustin

Administrator

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Naomi assists the EA to the CEO with general administration tasks to keep the office running smoothly, as well as making all the required travel arrangements for the Guernsey Finance team events. Prior to joining Guernsey Finance, Naomi was Head of Facilities Management for a private bank across three jurisdictions.