Lisa Springate, Head of Technical at Jersey Finance, has won the Gold Award in the ‘Woman of the Year – Government, Regulatory and Not-for-Profit Organisations’ category at this year’s Citywealth Powerwomen Awards.

In what was a successful night for Jersey, Annamaria Koerling, Commissioner, Jersey Financial Services Commission, also won the Silver Award in the same category.

Held last night (21 February) at the Rosewood London Hotel, the Powerwomen Awards are now in their seventh year and aim to champion women in the wealth sector and highlight the female leaders who are impacting and influencing the industry. As well as recognising individuals who are making a difference, the awards also acknowledge companies that are committed to maximizing the potential of women, promote female leadership, and celebrate diversity.

Winners of the awards were selected from a shortlist of more than 100 women from across the wealth management industry, drawn up by a panel of independent judges and voted on by the public. Awards were presented at the ceremony by guest host former rugby player and England international David Flatman.

Lisa joined Jersey Finance in 2017 from law firm Bedell Cristin, where she was a partner in the commercial litigation department. In her current role, she works with key stakeholders across Jersey’s finance industry to lead on the delivery of Jersey Finance’s technical services to support the enhancement of Jersey’s product and services offering.

Prior to moving to Jersey in 1993, Lisa practised with law firm Mayer Brown JSM in Hong Kong and as a barrister in London. She qualified as a Jersey advocate in 2000 and soon earned recognition as one of the Channel Islands’ legal elite, acting for high-net worth individuals, banks and trust companies over 25 years. Lisa is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences both on and off-Island.

Commenting on her award win, Lisa said:

“To have won this award is clearly very positive for me personally, but it is also a reflection of the fact that I work with such a fantastic team at Jersey Finance. I am really proud to work for an organisation that is so dynamic and forward-thinking in its approach and this award is testament to those qualities.”