Tax partner at PwC Channel Islands Wendy Dorman is the first businesswoman to head the local branch of the Institute of Directors.
Ms Dorman has more than two deacdes’ experience in financial services taxation. For the past 12 years she has been based in Jersey running a tax practice for a wide range of clients, principally in the financial services sector.
In 2011, she was named IoD Female Director of the Year. She is a former President of the Jersey Society of Chartered and Certified Accountants and is a member of the Jersey Finance Fiscal Strategy Group and Digital Jersey Government and infrastructure target action group.
Ms Dorman said it was her objective to make the IoD as relevant as possible to young people, encourage diversity in business and promote business-friendly government policies to nurture growth and innovation in all sectors of Jersey’s economy.
“Key to our focus over the coming months will be ensuring that the IoD remains relevant to our business leaders of tomorrow, and we have a number of initiatives in store to achieve that. As the IoD Jersey’s first female chair, diversity in business leadership will also be a central theme for us this year, whilst maintaining momentum and playing our part in driving forward change in Jersey through business innovation and supporting sensible policies aimed at enabling local businesses to grow and diversify will also be high on our agenda,” she said.
Ms Dorman, who replaces Jason Laity, will head a committee comprising: Chris Clark, Heidi Gibaut, Kathy Gillen, Adam Riddell, Richard Rolfe, John Shenton, Stephen Spybey and David Vieira. Kirsten Higgins remains branch officer.
The IoD Jersey has a membership of over 630, including business leaders representing various industries including financial services, law, technology, telecommunications, retail, tourism, health and education.
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