Guernsey appoints new director general for FSC

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission has announced that William Mason will take up the role of director general when Nik van Leuven retires.

Mason (pictured) joins the GFSC from the Central Bank of Ireland, where he is head of Risk, responsible for the implementation of its PRISM supervisory methodology.

Recently, he worked with the European Central Bank on the issue of the proposed banking union for the eurozone. Mason has also worked for the UK Financial Services Authority in the area of credit institution, insurer and investment firm supervision.

GFSC chairman Cees Schrauwers, who led the selection process, said: “There was substantial interest in the role and the search for the right candidate has been rigorous. The Commission appointed a UK executive search company, Hanson Green, and a long list of 16 was drawn up from applicants arising from a candidate pool of some 150 people, with 4 making the final interview shortlist.”

Schrauwers said that Mason’s career history and track record made him an excellent candidate for the role. Mason will take up his post within the next few months.


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