Jersey Finance has appointed Robert Christensen as the new chairman of its board in succession to Jonathan White.
Christensen, who has over 35 years of experience in trust and company management services within Jersey, has been the managing director of Volaw Group since 1988, having been a founding director of Volaw in 1982.
He was instrumental in the establishment of Jersey Finance and served as a non-executive director for Jersey Finance from 2000 until 2008.
A member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners and holding the Trustee Diploma of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Christensen has been a long established specialist in advising on trust, company and fund structures for corporate clients.
White, who enjoyed a legal career spanning more than 20 years and was group chairman of Ogier until 2009 when he retired as a managing partner, has been chairman of Jersey Finance since 2009 and was a board member before then.
Geoff Cook, chief executive of Jersey Finance, says: “Jonathan’s contribution to Jersey Finance has been immense. As a senior figure from Jersey’s finance industry, he brought a wealth of first-hand experience to the role of chairman and his advice has been invaluable. He has been a superb ambassador for the industry both at home and abroad during his tenure as chairman and his wide ranging international contacts have been very beneficial as we have stepped up our international programme. We are extremely grateful for his time and his commitment to the role.
“I am delighted also to welcome Robert, whose international experience and specialist knowledge of the workings of the finance industry have already been appreciated by us for many years through his membership of the board. There are few in the finance industry that has given more to the development of Jersey Finance than Robert and I am delighted that he has agreed to follow on from Jonathan as chairman.”