Tributes have been paid to former Government of Jersey adviser Colin Powell, who passed away earlier this week.

Colin, who was instrumental in the evolution of Jersey as an international finance centre, had an immense knowledge of financial services going back decades and was an internationally respected figure which undoubtedly contributed enormously to the success of the industry.

Paying tribute to Colin, Joe Moynihan, Chief Executive Officer of Jersey Finance said: “It’s no understatement to say that Jersey’s finance industry simply would not be what it is today if it were not for Colin’s foresight. I had the pleasure of working closely with Colin for almost four years in the Government of Jersey and he was a man of considerable wisdom, integrity and wit. He made a huge contribution to the Island and there’s no doubt that all involved in the finance industry will miss him very much. Our thoughts are with Jenny and his family.”