Jersey Business Appoints New Chief Executive

23/10/2014

The board of Jersey Business has announced the appointment of Graeme Smith as a director and Chief Executive of the company

Prior to his appointment Mr Smith has been a senior banker with over 25 years of experience with Nat West and the RBS International. He moved to Jersey in 2003 with RBS International, one of the largest financial institutions in the offshore market. He has been heading up a team of over 70 people with responsibility for corporate and institutional business in Jersey and Gibraltar. He has extensive experience in the public as well as the private business sector. He led RBS International’s role as joint underwriters in the recent States of Jersey’s successful £250 million Public Bond issue. As well as his business interests Mr Smith has long been active in community affairs in the Island.

Peter Funk, Chairman of Jersey Business said:

“We are extremely pleased to have Graeme Smith join us as our Chief Executive. He brings with him an extensive knowledge of our marketplace and a proven record of achievement. I know his wealth of business and financial expertise and experience will greatly benefit our advisory team, our broad range of clients and our many stakeholders.

Commenting on his appointment, Graeme Smith said:

“I am very excited about the wide range of opportunities ahead for Jersey Business and the business community. I look forward to the many challenges and the opportunity to help the Jersey economy grow. I know the Board and the team at Jersey Business are well equipped to serve the marketplace and to help our clients prosper and achieve their ambitions.”

Jersey Business is the leading independent body set up to assist economic recovery and business growth through a wide range of advisory products and services. The organisation is grant funded by the States of Jersey and works with businesses of all sizes across all economic sectors, from start up to exit.

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