Recruitment process begins for new Guernsey Finance Chief Executive

19 December 2019

An opportunity to lead Guernsey Finance in promoting and connecting the island as a global finance centre has opened up as the recruitment process gets underway following the announcement on Tuesday 10 December that Chief Executive Dominic Wheatley is to leave his role at the end of June 2020.

Anyone who would like to be considered for this high-profile role should submit a CV and covering letter in support of their application to Guernsey Finance Chairman Lyndon Trott ([email protected]) by 5pm on Friday 24 January.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Mr Trott to discuss the role prior to applying. The salary from this role will be competitive and applications are being welcome from both on and off-island.

Interviews will take place in Guernsey on Thursday 13 February 2020.

Overview

Guernsey Finance is the international promotional agency for Guernsey’s finance industry, a company limited by guarantee which is owned and funded partly by Guernsey’s government (the States of Guernsey) and partly by the local finance industry.

The agency promotes Guernsey’s offering as an international finance centre all over the world, particularly in its core industry sectors of investment funds, insurance, banking and private wealth services. This is achieved through numerous channels including Guernsey-branded and third-party events, facilitating trade and governmental delegations, and extensive media relations and e-marketing campaigns.

The Board of Guernsey Finance is looking for a new Chief Executive to lead the current team across its offices in Guernsey and Shanghai, to strengthen its presence in key markets including London, North America, the Middle East and the Far East, and to perform an “ambassadorial” role working with the City of London and CityUK.

The successful candidate will have promotional and marketing experience plus a broad knowledge and overview of the finance industry. Specific experience in the sectors in which Guernsey excels would be helpful.

The Chief Executive will be responsible for delivering Guernsey Finance’s vision and mission by agreeing the overall strategic direction with the Board, and communicating it to all staff members and industry to ensure ongoing development, engagement and implementation.

The Chief Executive will work closely with a wide variety of Guernsey stakeholders, including the Committee for Economic Development, the Guernsey International Business Association (and its constituent industry sector associations), industry member firms and individuals, and the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.

For more information and the full job description, click here: Guernsey Finance Chief Executive Overview.

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