The Guernsey International Business Association (GIBA) has appointed a new Chair and Deputy Chair.
Tony Mancini, a Tax Partner at accountancy firm KPMG, takes up the position of Chair. Tony has previously sat on the GIBA Executive Committee as Deputy Chairman. He has also served on the Guernsey International Fund Association (GIFA) Executive Committee and been a member of the Guernsey Society of Chartered and Certified Accountants (GSCCA) tax sub-committee.
Tony has recently worked with the States of Guernsey on their work on the island tax regime in relation to the EU Code of Conduct Group’s economic substance requirements. Over the years he has assisted the States with the formulation of tax policy and administration in a number of areas. He is also a member of the British Venture Capital Association (BVCA) Tax Committee in the UK.
Paul Hodgson, the Managing Director of Butterfield Trust (Guernsey) Limited, takes up the position of Deputy Chair, having also previously sat on the GIBA Executive Committee. Paul is also the current Chairman of the Guernsey Associations of Trustees (GAT).
An experienced finance professional, Paul is also a Non-Executive Director of the Guernsey Training Agency (GTA) and was previously a Non-States Member of Guernsey’s Public Accounts Committee. He is a Chartered Accountant, Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and a Member of STEP.
David Oxburgh now stands down after two years in the role of GIBA Chair and he will remain on the council.
GIBA has a membership consisting of the associations representing all the major financial institutions and professional firms on the island and, as such, is the representative body of the financial services industry in Guernsey.
Tony Mancini says: “The financial services industry and the island currently face both challenges and opportunities. To meet these challenges and opportunities, it is vitally important for the different sectors and associations to work together and GIBA’s role in facilitating cooperation between the sector associations and presenting the industry view to the government is arguably more important than ever.
“I am looking forward to supporting the industry in my new role, and on behalf of the GIBA Council, I would like to thank David Oxburgh for the tremendous work he has done in the last two years as our Chair.”
More information on GIBA can be found at www.giba.gg.