The Board of Jersey Finance has appointed senior banker Geoff Cook as its new chief executive, with ...
The Board of Jersey Finance has appointed senior banker Geoff Cook as its new chief executive, with effect from 1 January 2007.
He replaces Phil Austin, who stepped down from the position earlier this year.
Cook is currently head of wealth management for HSBC Bank, based in London, where he is responsible for the delivery of wealth management and financial planning services in the UK. He was formerly head of personal financial services and deputy to the chief executive at HSBC Bank International in Jersey.
In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of international personal banking and wealth management services in areas including Guernsey, Isle of Man, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Johannesburg, Cape Town, London and Malta.
He was also chief executive of international financial advisers at HSBC and a director of several other HSBC entities.
His earlier career was spent at a senior level with HSBC Bank in the UK, including several executive management positions in London.
Pierre Horsfall, chairman of Jersey Finance, commented: "Cook's insight into the financial services industry, both in the UK and overseas in the major financial jurisdictions, and his grasp of the issues affecting the wealth management industry will be important factors in the future strategic development of Jersey Finance and the industry it represents."
Geoff Cook appointed as chief executive for Jersey Finance
Cook to leave HSBC in January 2007 to take on the role
He replaces Phil Austin who left earlier this year
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