With the UK’s departure from the EU, developing Jersey’s political and commercial relationships with high-growth international markets has never been more important to ensure the Island’s continued economic success and its clear vision of becoming a ‘partner of choice’ in priority markets. Raising the Island’s visibility and developing access to key decision-makers can help strengthen Jersey’s reputation as a high-value, well-regulated, international finance centre of choice for target markets in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America. Discover more about the work the Government of Jersey’s Global Markets team is undertaking internationally to strengthen Jersey’s links with countries in a range of ways, including through political, commercial, cultural and education cooperation.

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Senator Ian Gorst

Senator Ian Gorst Jersey's External Relations Minister

Senator Gorst was elected as Jersey's External Relations Minister in June 2018. First elected to the States Assembly in 2005, Senator Gorst served as Social Security Minister from 2008-2011. He served concurrently as Chair of the Jersey Overseas Aid Commission. Senator Gorst served as Chief Minister from 2011-2018 representing Jersey on the international stage, boosting the Island's reputation in the EU and promoting the financial services sector. Senator Gorst is an accountant with significant experience in private client, private equity and retail fund sectors. Senator Gorst is involved in the church, has a keen interest in overseas development and has travelled with his wife to participate in Jersey Overseas Aid Commission projects. He is also an Honorary Fellow of UNICEF UK.

Tom Le Feuvre

Tom Le Feuvre Director, Global Markets and International Agreements, Government of Jersey

Tom was born and educated in Jersey, where his family has always lived. He read history and French at Durham University, gaining a First Class degree with Distinction. Tom joined Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service in 2008 and initially worked on corporate strategy and Afghanistan-Pakistan relations, based in London. He was deployed overseas to Doha in January 2011 to manage the trade visits to Qatar of the Lord Mayor of London and the UK Prime Minister. He then spent a year on full-time Arabic language training in Jordan, before serving as First Secretary in the UK's Syria Office in Beirut, Lebanon, from 2012-2014. Tom returned to Jersey in 2015, where he now serves as Director - Global Markets and International Agreement and in this role Tom is primarily responsible for building Jersey's relations with high-growth, priority Global Markets outside of the EU delivering a programme of engagement that is a vital part of the Island's response to Brexit.

Rebecca Millar

Rebecca Millar Principal External Relations Officer, Global Markets, Government of Jersey

Rebecca Millar is currently the Principal External Relations Officer in the Global Markets team of the Government of Jersey. The Global Markets team works to increase the Jersey’s visibility & access to decision makers; it also helps to facilitate business flows between the Island and a number of priority global markets. Rebecca joined the Government of Jersey direct from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) where she had worked for the majority of her career. During her time in the FCO Rebecca held a range of posts at home and overseas, including spending time in Shanghai, Athens & most recently Washington DC.

Bradley Jones

Bradley Jones Senior External Relations Officer, Global Markets, Government of Jersey

Bradley Jones covers the GCC and India markets in the Global Markets Team. Prior to joining the team he worked in the private sector in the UAE, and before this he worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, serving in diplomatic postings in Thailand and Korea and leading on the UK’s trade and investment relations with India.

Frederick Holmes

Frederick Holmes Senior External Relations Officer, Global Markets, Government of Jersey

Frederick is a Senior External Relations Officer within the Global Markets Team. He has primary responsibility for coordinating and developing the Government of Jersey’s political and commercial relationships in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Commonwealth. Prior to joining Government, Frederick worked in Finance as an investment advisor and risk manager at a leading African bank.