The winners of this year’s Jersey Finance Rising Stars awards were announced at a ceremony on Friday 28th July at the Royal Jersey Showground.
The Awards, now in their fourth year, are designed to recognise the future leaders from across the local financial services industry by celebrating young Jersey talent (ages 16 – 30 years).
The ceremony was introduced by Jersey Finance’s Chief Executive, Joe Moynihan, who highlighted the positive role Jersey’s young professionals play within the industry, the workplace, and the community. He underlined the importance of supporting young local talent in order to maintain a sustainable and resilient workforce on the Island.
More than 200 young professionals were nominated for the Awards, of which 39 were shortlisted by a panel of independent judges. 50,000 votes were cast by members of the public to determine the winners.
Winners of the Awards this year were:
- Accountancy: Alex Bryant, Project Accountants Limited
- Banking: Lauren Davey, Barclays Bank PLC, Jersey Branch
- Compliance: Millie Purdom, EY
- CSR and Employee Morale: Courtney Simpson, BDO (Sator & Greenlight)
- Digital: Alex Barnes, HSBC Channel Islands and Isle of Man
- Diversity and Inclusion: Rabia Farooque, PwC
- Funds: Natalia Jurajda, Langham Hall Fund Management (Jersey) Limited
- Human Resources: Kim Hamon, KPMG Channel Islands Limited
- Investment Management: Connor Spence, Rathbones Investment Management International
- Law: Ellen Jarvis, Walkers Global
- Marketing: Jake Mullins, PwC
- Operations and Secretarial: Jonathan Noiraut, Langham Hall Fund Management (Jersey) Limited
- Trust and Corporate Services: Rachel Patterson, Aztec Group
Joe Moynihan, Chief Executive at Jersey Finance said: “The Awards, now in their fourth year, are a fantastic opportunity for financial services firms in Jersey to reward and recognise the young talent within our industry for outstanding achievements across 13 categories.
“The passion, commitment and dedication shown by these young professionals to both their employers and the community have really shone through, making them worthy winners. Congratulations to this year’s winners and those shortlisted nominees – they are all a true inspiration to the next generation of Islanders considering a career in the finance industry.
“I’d also like to say a special thanks to this year’s judges: Paul Murphy, Chief Executive Officer at Jersey Business; Jo Terry-Marchant, Principal of Highlands College; and Nathan Nicholls, the IoD’s 2022 Young Director of the Year and Digital Director at Switch. The quality and volume of nominations this year meant that that they had a hard job of choosing this year’s shortlist, I would personally like to thank them for their time and commitment to the awards.”