Guernsey Finance names new chief executive

20-10-2014

As of 1 December, Guernsey Finance will appoint Dominic Wheatley as chief executive, replacing Fiona Le Poidevin, whose resignation was announced in July.

Wheatley has more than 25 years' experience in the international financial services market in the UK and Guernsey, most recently as managing director of Willis Management (Guernsey) Limited and chief marketing officer of Willis' international insurance management businesses.

He also served as chairman of the Guernsey International Business Association (GIBA) - the representative body of the financial services industry in Guernsey - from 2011 to 2013, a position which saw him serve ex officio as a director of Guernsey Finance.

Jim Gilligan, the chairman of Guernsey Finance, said: "It gives the board great pleasure to announce Dominic as the new chief executive of Guernsey Finance. He has a wealth of knowledge and expertise within the financial services industry both locally and internationally and a strong record of international marketing. We look forward to the contribution he will make to the organisation going forward.

"Having served as the chairman of GIIA and most notably GIBA, Dominic is well versed in representing the interests of all sectors of Guernsey's finance industry. His previous service as a director of Guernsey Finance also means that Dominic already has a good understanding of the organisation's core values, objectives and strategies."

Mr Wheatley said he was very excited to be joining Guernsey Finance.

"This is a very important phase in the development of the Island's economy and the promotion of our finance industry is a key part of that.  I am really looking forward to joining the Guernsey Finance team and working with them to ensure the continuing success of Guernsey as a leading international finance centre," he said.

“Having worked closely with Guernsey Finance over the years I have been hugely impressed by what the team has achieved in raising the Island's profile as a leading international finance centre and I am delighted to be joining them and to have the opportunity to be a part of their future success."

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