Guernsey Finance welcomes visit from new Lt-Governor

Guernsey’s new Lt-Governor has paid a visit to the team at Guernsey Finance, spending a morning at the offices of the island’s promotional agency.

Left to right, Rosie Allsopp, James Crawford, Stephanie Glover, Barnaby Molloy, Lt-Governor Lt General Richard Cripwell and Rupert Pleasant. (31156192)
Left to right, Rosie Allsopp, James Crawford, Stephanie Glover, Barnaby Molloy, Lt-Governor Lt General Richard Cripwell and Rupert Pleasant. (31156192)

Lt-Governor Lt General Richard Cripwell met chief executive officer Rupert Pleasant, chairman Deputy Lyndon Trott and the other members of the senior leadership team throughout the morning.

During the visit, Lt General Cripwell was treated to a presentation outlining the opportunities and challenges that face the industry, as well as hearing about the valuable contribution that the financial services industry makes to Guernsey’s economy, and the innovation and expertise that the island provides as an international finance centre.

‘We were honoured that His Excellency devoted so much of his time to come and hear about the agency’s work, supporting the various pillars of the financial services sector,’ said Mr Pleasant. ‘We were delighted to have the opportunity to meet with His Excellency and show him the varied work that our team undertakes in promoting our key messages that Guernsey is a well-regulated jurisdiction providing security, stability and substance, continuing to build its reputation as a good global citizen.’

Guernsey Finance, under the brand We Are Guernsey, is the promotional agency for Guernsey’s specialist financial services industry, promoting and connecting the industry in its chosen target markets across the globe.

The Lt-Governor also learned about Guernsey’s specialist offerings in the fields of private wealth, investment funds, insurance, pensions and banking.

Lt General Cripwell said he found the session extremely useful and was particularly interested to hear of Guernsey’s contribution as a world leader in the sustainable finance space.

‘It was fascinating to discover that Guernsey, through its green fund regime, is a genuine world leader in sustainable finance. And I was also pleased to learn that Guernsey practitioners are keen to continue innovating and making Guernsey a force for global good,’ he said.

Deputy Trott said he was delighted that Lt General Cripwell had taken the time to visit the team and learn more about the key economic driver at such an early stage in his tenure as Lt-Governor.

‘It has been extremely valuable to have His Excellency visit and we were very grateful that he gave up his time to understand more about our primary industry and the significant and dominant contribution it makes to our economy.’

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