The Association of Guernsey Banks (AGB) has announced the appointment of John Robinson as its Chairman for 2011/12. Mr Robinson replaces the outgoing Chairman Steve Watts.
A Chartered Accountant, Mr Robinson is the deputy managing director of Butterfield Bank (Guernsey) Limited and has worked in banking and related financial services for 26 years. He has experience in many aspects of banking and this breadth of knowledge will be of benefit to the Association.
Mr Robinson is an Old Elizabethan and has played an active role in the local community. He has been Constable and Douzainier of St Peters, President of Guernsey Round Table and Chairman of the Association of Guernsey Charities.
The AGB provides a forum to debate issues as they arise that affect the banking industry. When necessary it is also a channel of communication with government and regulatory authorities and with the wider business community as a member of the Guernsey International Business Association (GIBA). The Association represents 38 licensed banks in Guernsey.
Mr Robinson said “Steve Watts has been an outstanding chairman of the Association over the last two years and I will endeavour to maintain the high standards he has set. The AGB is very important to the local banking community as a forum where members can discuss the issues affecting the different segments of the banking industry. I am pleased to have the opportunity to use my experience for the benefit of the wider industry and am looking forward to continuing the excellent work that has been undertaken by the Association on behalf of the banking sector.”