Newell hired to promote Jersey’s financial profile

The States of Jersey Financial Services Department has appointed its first communications manager as it attempts to position the island as an international finance centre. Rozena Newell leaves Paragon Communications, where she was an account manager, to take the job.

The States of Jersey Financial Services Department has appointed

its first communications manager as it attempts to position the island

as an international finance centre. Rozena Newell leaves Paragon

Communications, where she was an account manager, to take the job.



Newell will work closely with the Financial Services Department’s

Finance and Economics Committee to plan a promotional strategy for its

launch as an independent commission later this year.



The new commission will operate as Jersey’s independent financial

services regulator with responsibility for supervision, development and

promotion of the industry. It will work more closely than the existing

committee with representatives of the financial services industry who

will be eligible to sit on its board.



Newell’s other tasks include running the Financial Services Department’s

press office and handling onshore and offshore media. She will also be a

point of contact for public and finance industry enquiries.



Despite Newell’s appointment the States of Jersey will retain Shandwick

Consultants to work on developing the image of the island’s financial

services industry in the UK. Newell said: ’We will continue to use

Shandwick but will redefine their role.’



The financial services industry accounts for 54 per cent of Jersey’s GDP

and employs 10,000 people.



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