The Jersey Fund for a Wilder World was launched to Jersey Finance Members in the funds community at a live-streamed webinar. Watch a recording of the webinar to discover more about the scheme from our CEO, Joe Moynihan, and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust’s CEO, Dr Lesley Dickie. You will also hear from Senator Ian Gorst and Deputy Carolyn Labey, discussing how the scheme fits with the work the Government and Jersey Overseas Aid are undertaking in this area of sustainability.

You can find full information as well as how to join the scheme here.

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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.

Senator Ian Gorst

Senator Ian Gorst External Relations Minister, Government of Jersey

Senator Ian 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. Married to Dionne, they have two daughters, Sophia & Lily-Mim. 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.

Carolyn Labey

Carolyn Labey International Development Minister, Government of Jersey

Carolyn has chaired the Jersey Overseas Aid Commission since 2015 and in May 2018 she was appointed as the Island’s first ever Minister for International Development. She also serves as Assistant Chief Minister (International). She chairs the Executive Committee of the Jersey branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, and is a member of the Island’s Economic Council and Diversity Forum. She has recently led a major policy exercise examining Jersey’s national and international identity. Carolyn was first elected by the Parish of Grouville as a member of the States of Jersey in 2002. She was educated in Jersey and Paris, and before entering politics she worked in the Finance Industry.

Dr Lesley Dickie

Dr Lesley Dickie Chief Executive Officer, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

In 2016 Dr Lesley Dickie became Chief Executive Officer of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, launching their new nine-year strategy, ‘Rewilding our World’ in 2017 at the Royal Institution in London. Lesley was educated at the universities of Glasgow (BSc Zoology), Cambridge (MPhil Biological Anthropology) and London (PhD). In addition, she has a Foundation in Fine Art from the Art Academy in London, completed in 2016, and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Behaviour Change for Conservation from the University of Derby in 2019. In 2018 she won the Institute of Directors Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Leadership – the highest award given by the IoD in Jersey – and was one of nine finalists in the highest award in the UK IoD awards. She is a member of the Government of Jersey Economic Council.

Hamish Chamberlayne, CFA

Hamish Chamberlayne, CFA Head of Global Sustainable Equities and Portfolio Manager, Janus Henderson Investors

Hamish Chamberlayne is Head of Global Sustainable Equities at Janus Henderson Investors. He is also Portfolio Manager of the Janus Henderson Global Sustainable Equity and Institutional Global Responsible Managed strategies, a role he has had since 2013. He was an investment manager with the firm from 2012. Hamish joined Henderson as an investment analyst in 2011 from Gartmore, where he was an equity analyst with the global equity team. Prior to this, from 2004 to 2007 he worked as a senior auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he covered a variety of sectors, including energy, technology, and communications. He began his career at Burlington Consultants in 2003 performing commercial due diligence on businesses identified as acquisition targets by private equity houses. Hamish graduated with a master’s degree in chemistry from New College, Oxford University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a qualified accountant.

Tom Powell

Tom Powell Principal, Alnitak Advisors

Tom works with fund managers, to generate sustainable investor returns and do better for the world, profitably. Tom’s principal role is local portfolio manager and global head of investor relations at Kimura Capital, the commodity trade finance manager based in Jersey, UK. Tom has raised over USD$100m into Jersey based alternatives this year. Tom also sits on local investment committees, sourcing and structuring investments. Central to these activities is building lasting, mutually profitable relationships, founded on strong communication and transparency. Tri-lingual (English, French, Italian), with eighteen years’ experience in trading and management roles in hedge funds and tier-one banks. Tom has previously embraced the role of promoting Jersey to the funds industry. Tom leads the Jersey Funds Association ESG Sub Committee working on several projects in the “impact Investing” space, whilst continuing to be a keen promoter of financial services in Jersey.