Having worked for more than 30 years in international financial services, notably as Chairman and Senior Partner of KPMG in the Channel Islands until 30 September 2019, Jason has significant board and partnership level leadership experience.
A former Chairman of the Jersey branch of the Institute of Directors and Governor of Victoria College, Jason currently sits on the Audit & Risk Advisory Panel for the Childrens’ Commissioner for Jersey and is Senior Independent Director, Chair of the Remuneration Committee and Audit and Risk Committee of Andium Homes Ltd.
His most recent role was Head of Fintech for Digital Jersey, a position where he was responsible for spearheading the fintech agenda for Jersey. He will relinquish that position before taking up this new role.
Joe Moynihan, CEO, Jersey Finance, said: “To have someone of Jason’s calibre as our new Chair is fantastic news for us as an organisation and for our members. He has impressively diverse experience not only within the financial and professional services environment but other sectors too, including digital and fintech, whilst he has a formidable understanding of the local finance industry and the wider business environment internationally. All of this will be invaluable as we continue to position Jersey as a leading IFC on the global stage.
“Our thanks also go to our former Chairman Gunther Thumann, who has made an enormous contribution to Jersey Finance since he took up the role of Chairman in 2017. His leadership and insights have been instrumental in steering Jersey Finance and supporting our members through what has been a challenging environment, but one where we have emerged stronger”.
Jason Laity will formally take up his new position from December this year. Jason commented: “I am looking forward to this new challenge and to working together with the great team at Jersey Finance to continue to support the work of our local finance industry.
“These are clearly challenging times, but Jersey is in a strong place with a diverse and highly experienced financial services sector. In what is a complex environment, it’s vital that, through the work of Jersey Finance, Jersey remains competitive and that the Island retains its global reputation as an international finance centre of excellence”.