Known as ‘JBA 2.0’, the ‘next generation’ advisory committee is made up of 15 ‘future banking leaders’ from 12 JBA member banks. Projects they will be spearheading include fintech and banking innovation and banking careers of the future.
Each member has been paired with a member of the main JBA committee as a mentor, with the aim of developing future talent and broadening the views of the current leadership team.
JBA vice-president and originator of the initiative, Barclays International chief operating officer Emico Caerlewy-Smith, said: ‘JBA 2.0 gives future leaders of Jersey’s banking sector the opportunity to shape the industry they are set to inherit.
‘The main JBA is excited to work with this talented group of individuals and looks forward to benefiting from its fresh ideas and perspectives,’ she added.
The Jersey Bankers Association includes members from a range of banking groups, including the British clearing banks, merchant banks, private banks and a variety of international banking groups, as well as some managed banks and trust divisions of banking organisations.
Chaired by UBS AG Jersey chief executive Tom Hill, the association acts as a consultative body on industry matters such as regulation, legislation, tax, risk and product development, working closely with Jersey Finance and other professional bodies to ensure that appropriate training courses and recognised qualifications are made available in the Island to underpin the industry and support its growth.