Susan Clark, who is also vice-president of the Jersey Funds Association, has agreed to take on the role of president.
She takes over from Susan McCabe, whose term of office ended last month.
Jersey is one of the largest branches in Britain, with around 650 members, including those studying for the SII examinations.
The institute now boasts 19,000 members worldwide.
Institute officers were visiting the Island this week to meet members and discuss the possibility of introducing diploma-level courses at Jersey Business School, in addition to the certificate qualification.
Students in Jersey are now able to take SII examinations online.
Ms Clark said one of the things she was keen to address this year was the upgrading of skills within the investment industry, not only in the workplace but also in schools.
‘The skills market is very tight and we really do need to go into the schools and tell them about the opportunities in Jersey, before they go off to university, so that they know there is something to come back to,’ she said.
Another new initiative the institute has introduced for members is the CPD online scheme.
This enables tracking of continuing professional development, up to the 35 hours recommended by the institute and as required by the Jersey Financial Services Commission.
The SII in Jersey will this autumn continue its programme of presentations, in conjunction with the Jersey Funds Association and the Institute of Financial Services, starting on 15 September with a presentation by Ian Morley and David Le Cornu of Dawnay Day Milroy.
For further information about the institute and the Jersey branch view the website www.