A manager employed at State Street in Guernsey has been selected as the ‘2012 Manager of the Year’ for his work in the community from amongst the firm’s employees in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Andrew Thompson, who has worked for State Street since 1987, was judged the top manager for his contribution to State Street’s community support initiatives in Guernsey. Andrew moved to Guernsey in 2001 and he is currently Operations Director for State Street Custody Services (Guernsey) Limited.
State Street’s ‘Manager of the Year’ highlights individuals within the global scope of the company who have served as advocates for volunteering and encouraged staff involvement in the community support programmes. As the winner, Andrew will receive a grant of £3,260 (local currency equivalent of US$5,000) to be donated to a charitable organisation of his choice.
Andrew is an active member of the Community Support Programme (CSP) committee at State Street, a programme designed to offer funding to local charities which have specific aims or projects. Charities supported by Andrew and his colleagues have included Headway, the Special Olympics, Le Carrefour and Youth Justice centres, The Guernsey Judo Association, Lihou Charitable Trust and The Guernsey Botanical Trust. Most notably, Andrew is supporting the Every Child Our Future (ECOF) initiative, which is a community based programme that involves assisting children to improve their reading skills, thereby helping to .improve the level of literacy within Guernsey.
Gerald Hough, Managing Director, State Street Global Services, Channel Islands commented: ‘State Street has a long tradition of encouraging and supporting its employees’ involvement in the local community through volunteering projects, grant-giving and fundraising. Andrew’s success is an amazing achievement when one considers that employees from various regions of the world are eligible. However, we know how committed he is to community projects and everyone here is delighted for him.’
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