Skipton International welcomes new directors

They join the board of the Guernsey-licensed bank

Skipton International welcomes new directors

Skipton International has welcomed Graeme Smith and Justine Shaw as they join the bank’s board as non-executive directors.

Smith (pictured left) is the outgoing chief executive officer of B2B service firm Jersey Business, a role he has held for the past eight years. During that time, he led a restructuring and resourcing of the organisation and established strong working relationships with local businesses and partners such as the Jersey Chamber of Commerce and the Institute of Directors. He had a long career in international and regional banking with RBS and NatWest International.

Smith joins the Guernsey-licensed bank alongside Shaw (pictured right), who is employed at Skipton Building Society as chief people officer.

‘’I am really looking forward to working with Skipton, an organisation that prides itself on excellent customer service and its community responsibilities across the Channel Islands,” Smith remarked. “These very much resonate with my own values.’’

Smith, for her part, said that she wants to bring to the board the things that she has learned from working alongside brilliant leaders in her career.

“The attributes they had in common was business acumen, emotional intelligence, authenticity, a lack of ego with a direct open approach,” she elaborated. “If I can bring even half of those attributes to my role on the board, I hope I will be adding value.”

Commenting on the appointments, Bobby Ndawula, chair at Skipton International, said he was delighted to welcome the two new additions to the board.

“With Graeme’s previous banking background, and Justine’s strategic experience, they will benefit the board and the wider business, helping us to continue to shape and grow Skipton into the future,” he said.