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Jersey Business appoints new CEO

Jersey Business appoints new CEO

Monday 27 October 2014

Jersey Business appoints new CEO


Jersey Business has appointed a senior banker as its new Chief Executive Officer and director.

Graeme Smith has more than 25 years experience with NatWest and RBS International where he has been heading up a team of over 70 people with responsibility for corporate and institutional business in Jersey and Gibraltar. He led RBS International’s role as joint underwriters in the recent States of Jersey’s successful £250 million Public Bond issue.

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.”

Jersey Business is the 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 and works with businesses of all sizes across all economic sectors, from start up to exit.

Mr 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.”

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