Two senior executives have been appointed to head up a Finance Training Agency and associated study centre due to open this September as a joint venture between the Island government, the Commission and financial institutions.

The first chief executive is Guernseyman Richard "Rick" Rowland, a mature student graduate with First Class Honours from the University of Warwick Business School. Following appointments with the Post Office and British Telecoms, he moved to Mercury in 1990. There he reorganised and modernised its Customer and Operator services helping to build its Directory Enquiries to a £7m turnover. Since returning to Guernsey in 1995 he has been working as an international telecommunications consultant.

The first deputy chief executive is Jane Walden. Since 1981 she has been a Lecturer in Business Studies at the Guernsey College of Further Education specialising in Law and Public Administration.

A former employee of the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens and of Merseyside County Council she later graduated from Essex University with an Honours Degree in Policy-Making and Administration.

The main focus of the Training Agency is to coordinate policy and to work with local and international educational and training establishments to provide access to a range of professional qualifications for the financial services sector of the Island's economy.

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