The British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) has announced the formation of its Channel Islands Working Group (CIWG).

The new group, chaired by Andrew Whittaker, Managing Director at Ipes in Guernsey, is comprised of senior professionals from the private equity and venture capital industry in Guernsey and Jersey. The CIWG will seek to enhance BVCA engagement with the Channel Islands community as well as advise the BVCA on strategy concerning issues that are specific to Guernsey and Jersey.

The group will also act as the BVCA's representative to the other Channel Islands industry stakeholders: the Guernsey Investment Fund Association, the Jersey Finance Association and the Channel Islands Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

The group is comprised of the following:

Andrew Whittaker (Chair) - Managing Director, Ipes

Oliver Morris (Vice-Chair) - Advisory Director, KPMG

Mike Newton - Managing Director, State Street

John Clacy - Partner, Deloitte

David Crosland - Partner, Carey Olsen

Ben Robins - Partner, Mourant Ozannes

Alistair Boyle - Office Head, Permira Guernsey

Carl Hansen - Senior Managing Director, CVC

The BVCA is the industry body for the UK private equity and venture capital industry. The BVCA has more than 500 member firms, representing the vast majority of UK-based private equity and venture capital firms and their advisers.

For more information about Guernsey's finance industry please visit

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.