A new compliance and corporate governance service that will support company secretaries and their boards has been launched in Guernsey.

Dextra is a trading division of Dexion Capital (Guernsey) Limited and will provide independent reviews of corporate governance, compliance and regulatory matters, company secretarial and company administration services for clients requiring tailored, flexible and cost-effective solutions.

The new venture is headed up by Anne Ewing and Carol Kilby and supported by a dynamic team with over 50 years combined technical industry experience.

Mrs Ewing has extensive knowledge of the financial services industry across the banking, insurance, asset, and fund management and regulatory advisory sectors. She joined Dexion Capital (Guernsey) Limited as a director in November 2009 and is a Fellow of the Chartered Securities Institute, an Associate of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and has an MSc in Corporate Governance.

"We have established a knowledge powerhouse against a compliance and risk landscape that is constantly evolving. Enforcement and heightened supervision is coming to the fore as global regulatory standards converge," said Mrs Ewing, who has 25 years experience in the finance industry.

Mrs Kilby is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has worked for 20 years in Guernsey's finance industry including accounting, banking and risk compliance roles and most recently in the corporate secretarial function. She joined Dexion Capital (Guernsey) Limited as a Director in March 2007.

"Dextra will provide additional, independent, company secretarial support in an environment in which today's company secretary plays a central role in the governance and administration of a company's affairs, acting as a key adviser to the Chairman and board. Another core service offered by the company will be assurance of compliance in support of clients' regulatory responsibilities alongside reviews of compliance arrangements," she said.

Dextra has a thorough understanding of the exacting corporate disciplines required and can deliver services through outsourcing or co-sourcing, by augmenting a client's existing internal resources.

For more information about Guernsey's finance industry please visit www.guernseyfinance.com.

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