Guernsey Finance appoints International Business Development Director

23 April 2015

Guernsey Finance has appointed Kate Clouston as its first Director of International Business Development.

Miss Clouston, who has joined Guernsey Finance this month, will be responsible for leading additional international business development work, with a particular focus on evaluating and developing new geographical markets. She will also be involved in identifying and implementing development strategies around emerging financial products and attracting new companies to Guernsey.

Miss Clouston, who can speak six languages including Chinese and Arabic, has previous experience as a Programme Head for the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), the independent British think tank engaged in cutting edge defence and security research, as a Media Analyst for Edelman StrategyOne and as a Senior Researcher at the House of Commons.

Her educational background includes graduating from Georgetown University with a degree in foreign languages and literature and gaining a master's degree in European politics and governance from the London School of Economics and Political Science. More recently, she was awarded an Executive MBA at the Richard Ivey School of Business in Hong Kong where she won the Ivey Scholar Award as the top student in her year.

Dominic Wheatley, Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance, said: "I am delighted to welcome Kate to Guernsey Finance. Given her experience, we identified Kate as the ideal candidate for this newly created role and believe she will be a real asset not only to the Guernsey Finance team, but to the Island's finance industry as a whole. Her communication skills are exemplary and I look forward to working in tandem with her as we target new markets and products for the benefit of Guernsey's finance industry."

Commenting on her appointment, Miss Clouston said: "I am very excited to be joining Guernsey Finance and to help develop the fantastic opportunities that lie ahead for the Island's finance industry."

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