Wendy Dorman, Tax Partner, PwC Channel Islands
Wendy joined PwC in March 2008 to lead the Channel Island tax practice. She has over twenty years experience in financial services taxation gained both in the UK and the offshore environment, working both in practice and in industry. Wendy specialises in financial services taxation and in particular the taxation of UK and offshore funds.
For the past eleven years Wendy has been based in Jersey running a tax practice that delivers tax compliance and advisory services to a wide range of clients, principally in the financial services sector. She advises on tax structuring for corporate groups and alternative investment funds, drawing from her extensive network of contacts within the UK and global PwC firms. Wendy is assisting a number of clients as they prepare for the introduction of US FATCA tax reporting and is part of a FATCA/IGA working group established by EVCA. Wendy’s client base includes banks, fund managers and general commercial businesses.
Wendy sits on the committee of the Jersey Branch of the Institute of Directors and was awarded the 2011 IOD Female Director of the Year. She is a former President of the Jersey Society of Chartered and Certified Accountants and a member of the Jersey Finance Fiscal Strategy Group.
Gary Drinkwater – Regional Corporate and Commercial Director, HSBC CI & IoM
Gary joined Midland Bank Plc (now HSBC) in 1976 on a Special Grade Graduate Scheme. He has worked for HSBC in many parts of the UK over the past 36
years, moving to Jersey as the Senior Business Banking Manager from 1992 to
1995. He moved to the Isle of Man where he held the position of Area
Manager for 5 years.
Gary returned to Jersey in 2001 as Area Manager for the branch. The
Corporate Department was set up in 2005 with Gary having responsibility for
Corporate and Institutional business across the three islands – Jersey,
Guernsey and Isle of Man.
In 2004 Gary was President of the Jersey Bankers Association, a role he
held for 2 years. He also was the Chairman of the Institute of Directors
in Jersey for 3 years, stepping down in 2011.
Gary is married to Joy and his interests are surfing, tennis and collecting
Clive Jones, Chairman, Jersey Financial Services Commission
Clive Jones spent 36 years with Citibank, working in London, Seoul, Sydney, Melbourne, Athens and Zurich before moving to Jersey in 1993. After retiring in 2007 as Citigroup Country officer for the Channel Islands and Chairman & Managing Director of Citibank (Channel Islands) Limited he joined the Board of the Jersey Financial Services Commission, becoming Chairman in September 2009.
Clive has previously held the posts of President of the Jersey Bankers Association, Chairman of the Jersey Finance Industry Association, and was one of the founding Board members of Jersey Finance Limited.
Clive has taken a keen interest in education in Jersey and has successively been Chairman of Governors for Grainville School and for Highlands College. He is now Chairman of Jersey Heritage.
Clive is a Chartered Director and a fellow of the Institute of Directors.
Eliot Lincoln, Founder & CEO, Greenlight
Eliot is the founder and CEO of Greenlight, the Channel Island’s leading Change Management specialists. Eliot is ultimately responsible for the success of the organisation, working closely with his senior management team to help Greenlight’s consultants and their clients to realise their potential. Eliot created Greenlight in 2008 and with the help of his team of expert change managers has developed the company into a highly successful business helping clients from the Channel Islands, UK, Europe and South America through the most challenging demands in implementing change.
Eliot is a co-founder of Jersey’s first annual Ultra Marathon event “Round the Rock”, is a director of Jersey Business, a local business support organisation and in 2012 he was the winner of both the Jersey IoD Director of the Year for a Medium Company and the UK National winner of the IoD Young Director of the Year.
Richard Rolfe, IoD Awards 2013 Judging Panel Chairman
Richard is no stranger to awards, his strategic leadership and unique change-management approach resulted in the transformation of Le Rocquier, Jersey’s biggest School. During Richard’s time as headteacher Le Rocquier won an unprecedented number of awards and accolades including: The Jersey Enterprise Award (twice), Investors in People (twice at the highest level seen in the Channel Islands) and Le Rocquier became the first Channel Island school to win the British Council’s International School Award which it subsequently won on three occasions. In 2011 Richard was runner up in The Education and Business Teacher of the Year Awards and he also won the local IOD Director of the Year Award. Against strong competition he went on to win The IOD UK finals being the first Jersey candidate and the first headteacher to achieve this.
In 2010 Richard was diagnosed with high level bladder cancer, following a number of operations he decided to leave Le Rocquier to concentrate on recovering from his illness. During this time Richard has published a number of books and has advised both the public and private sectors with regard to how to manage change successfully. His latest book is called the Enemies of Change and is devoted to giving advice on how businesses can overcome the barriers to successful change management. Richard is also a business coach to a number of senior executives.