23 April 2015Analysis

Guernsey Finance appoints business development director

Guernsey Finance, the promotional agency for the Island’s finance industry, has appointed Kate Clouston as its first director of international business development.

She joined Guernsey Finance earlier this month will be responsible for leading additional international business development work, with a particular focus on evaluating and developing new geographical markets.

According to the agency, Clouston will also be involved in identifying and implementing development strategies which focus on emerging financial products and attracting new companies to Guernsey.

Clouston has previously served as a programme head for the independent think tank Royal United Services Institute, as a media analyst for Edelmen StrategyOne and as a senior researcher at the House of Commons.

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."

Clouston added: "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."