UK property solicitor Shelagh Mason has joined the Board of Skipton International as a Non-Executive Director.
With extensive legal experience and knowledge of the UK and Channel Islands markets, Shelagh will be offering a fresh perspective to the Channel Islands bank and bringing further diversity to its Board.
Shelagh currently acts as a consultant at Collas Crill and sits on a number of boards as an independent director, including her role as Chairman of the Channel Islands Property Fund. She moved to the Island twenty years ago, having been a partner in one of the UK’s largest law firms specialising in complex commercial property transactions and established her own practice in Guernsey in 2001.
A member of The Law Society of England and Wales, The Association of Women Solicitors and The Guernsey International Legal Association, Shelagh has a keen interest in Island affairs and was attracted to working with Skipton given its commitment to giving back to Guernsey.
Shelagh said: “Skipton is a well-respected business and very much a part of Guernsey’s society with a large proportion of the population either having lending with them or depositing their savings. I am looking forward to taking the business forward with my fellow directors, building upon Skipton’s customer-focused culture, supported by a solid legal understanding of the market and good corporate governance.”
Ian Cornelius, Chairman, Skipton International, said: “We are delighted that Shelagh has decided to join our Board as she is an expert in her field and shares Skipton’s values. She has already had a large impact on the Island and I’m sure will play an integral role here at Skipton, as we continue to grow the business and our offering to the local and international markets.”
Shelagh joins Mark Bright and Tom Quigley as Non-Executive Directors on the Skipton Board, alongside Jim Coupe and Jonathan Dell from the Bank, and Ian Cornelius and Andy Nelson from shareholder Skipton Building Society.