Citywealth lists 30 future finance leaders

SUCCESSION planning to find the next generation of the island’s business leaders needs to become a priority for the financial services sector, according to the chief executive of Guernsey Finance.

Fiona Le Poidevin Guernsey Finance

SUCCESSION planning to find the next generation of the island’s business leaders needs to become a priority for the financial services sector, according to the chief executive of Guernsey Finance.

Fiona Le Poidevin told Citywealth Magazine, as it launched its Guernsey Future Leaders List, that more talent identification was needed.

‘Succession planning is very important for the island, and thinking about who the leaders of tomorrow will be,’ she said.

‘There are a lot of mature businesses here, but who is going to come and take those businesses over to take them forward? We too often focus on the leaders of today at the expense of those of the future.’

There was already a shift in developing training to meet future needs, she added.

‘There is a shift towards focusing on language skills and cultural awareness and there are staff being sent on secondments overseas. We also need to continue to attract people from outside to come and live here, and increasingly those people come from further afield.’