Jersey Finance’s team of regional Directors support our unique Global Jersey network by providing positive engagement, connectivity and delivering clear and focussed jurisdictional awareness across a broad range of sectors and markets.

Our team of global regional Directors focus on deepening relationships in key target markets across Asia, Africa, India, the Middle East, US and the UK.

Working with these markets has many clear benefits, as investors look to access Western and emerging markets through well-established and robustly regulated jurisdictions like Jersey.

Our Chief Executive Officer, Joe Moynihan, opens the webinar event with a keynote speech highlighting Jersey’s position as a leading international finance centre (IFC) and its resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following Joe Moynihan, Martin Moloney, Director General of the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFCS) will provide an overview of the JFSC’s work in maintaining Jersey’s robust regulatory framework, which underpins our position as a global, forward-thinking, IFC.

Allan Wood, our Global Head of Business Development, introduces the panel session “Global Jersey’s DNA – Networks and Eco-systems”, highlighting how working strategically with the Government of Jersey, the JFSC, Digital Jersey, Locate Jersey and Jersey Finance Member firms, Jersey has developed a financial services eco-system to ensure its sustained development as one of the world’s leading IFCs.

Our regional Directors lead the panel session and discuss the trends, challenges and opportunities within our key markets and highlight the benefits of our global network, first-hand.

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With a career in financial services spanning four decades, Joe has a strong commitment to the future success of the industry in Jersey.

Joe commenced his professional life in the banking sector, rising to the position of CEO of Jersey and the Isle of Man for a major bank, which included responsibilities for trusts and investments. In recent years, he expanded his focus as Director of Financial Services within the Government of Jersey, where he worked closely with industry and regulator to ensure the island’s position as a leading international finance centre. Before joining Jersey Finance in February 2019, Joe was working to establish high-reputation regulatory frameworks and business models for IFCs in the Middle East and Africa.

Allan Wood › Global Head of Business Development
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Born in Liverpool, Allan has more than 25 years’ financial service experience in Jersey and the UK.

As Global Head of Business Development, Allan is responsible for overseeing the promotion of Jersey as a leading international finance centre across key strategic overseas markets including Africa, the Gulf region, Asia, the US and the UK.

Allan joined Jersey Finance in 2015 as Business Development Director, before being promoted to Regional Head – West, where he was responsible for overseeing the Africa, US and UK markets.

Prior to Jersey Finance, Allan spent five years with Barclays in Jersey, where he was Vice President and leader of the Jersey International business within Barclays Wealth & Investment Management division. Before this, he spent 20 years with Royal Bank of Scotland.

A keen runner in his spare time, Allan successfully completed the London Marathon in 2014 and 2016, while he is also Chairman of The Grace Crocker Family Support Foundation, a Director of Jersey 2 Africa 4 Football Foundation, and an advisor to the Cherie Blair Foundation’s 100,000 Women Campaign Board.

Faizal Bhana › Director Middle East, Africa and India
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Faizal is a UK qualified lawyer and for many years has worked and advised, and is a trusted advisor to institutions, corporates and families across the Middle East and Africa. Faizal specialises in banking and finance and has advised both corporates and families including on their international investment and holding structures.

Faizal is responsible for developing the strategy for Jersey Finance’s engagement in Africa, the Middle East and India. He is focussed on his key markets, regularly travelling to all these countries, liaising and working with key stakeholders, including public and private institutions, corporates and families, building long term mutually beneficial relationships.

Faizal graduated with a first class in his undergraduate Law (LLB) Honours degree and a distinction in his postgraduate (MSc) degree in Islamic Banking and Finance, both from top tier UK based universities.

An joined Jersey Finance in May 2016 as the Business Development Director for Asia and is now based in Dubai.

An studied law in Belgium at the University of Leuven including one Erasmus exchange year at Queen Mary and Westfield College in London. She subsequently did an LLM in international business law at Trinity College Dublin.

An qualified as a lawyer in Belgium before moving to Dublin to work in the international business team of the law firm Matheson. In 2009, she went to work for ATC Corporate Services in Luxembourg as a corporate lawyer and later as a business unit manager. After a shareholding change in 2013, ATC Corporate Services merged with the Intertrust Group. An joined the Intertrust Hong Kong office in 2014 as a business unit director for the European and the Private Equity team.

Robert joined Jersey Finance as Business Development Director following three years with Ocorian Limited in Jersey. Born in Dublin, Robert has over 13 years’ financial service experience in Jersey.

Prior to Jersey Finance, Robert was employed as a Client Director in the Alternative Investment Division of Ocorian Limited. Previous to this he spent eight years with Garfield-Bennett Trust Company and two years with the TMF Group. Robert has extensive experience within the private wealth, real estate and private equity sectors and has held executive director roles on a number of complex portfolios with varied administrative and regulatory requirements. Professionally he is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) obtaining the Diploma of International Trust Management, entitling the TEP designation.

Philip A. Pirecki › Business Development - The Americas
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Philip joined Jersey Finance to oversee business development in the Americas. Born in Jersey but based in New York, Philip has more than 20 years of professional experience in investment banking, investment management, consulting, auditing and accounting.

Philip is a financial industry and asset management executive, strategist and innovator, with more than 20 years of professional experience that includes investment banking, investment management, consulting, auditing and accounting.

Prior to joining Jersey Finance, Philip was a Partner and Director of Silver Sail Advisors LLP, a London based independent investment advisory firm focused on the global automotive and industrial sectors, with a particular emphasis on China. Before that, he was a Partner and COO at Silverstone Capital LLP, a hedge fund group based in London; an equity research analyst at UBS Investment Bank in New York; and a manager in forensic accounting and auditing at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York and Seattle.

Philip is a graduate of the University of Southern California and spent six years in the United States Marine Corps.

Martin Moloney

Martin Moloney Director General, Jersey Financial Services Commission

Martin Moloney is the Director General at the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC). Prior to joining the JFSC, Martin worked for 16 years at the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) where he held a range of senior positions. He has been Chair of ESMA’s Investment Management Standing Committee and of the European Systemic Risk Board’s Expert Group on Investment Funds. He has represented Ireland on the EU Committee of Securities Regulators and has represented Europe on the Board of IOSCO. He was recently a member of the Moneyval Strategy Review Group. Martin has an LLM in Business Law and a Masters qualification in Economic Policy, both from Trinity College Dublin. He has Postgraduate Diplomas in Arbitration and Regulatory Management and has completed professional examinations of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.