06 October 2015

Future Leaders & CO

Carey Olsen is investing in the future of business across the Channel Islands through its support of the ‘Future Leaders Programme’.

The law firm is one of three local companies coming together to mentor and develop the business leaders of tomorrow.

Carey Olsen, Barclays and KPMG have invited local businesses to identify their future leaders to attend a programme that will provide them with a forum for learning and discussing important skills that will stand them in good stead for leadership roles within business.

The proposed individuals will come from a wide range of business sectors and job roles and the programme is designed to give them the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and network with their peers.

The programme was first launched in Guernsey last year and, as a result of its success, was extended to Jersey as well as the Isle of Man, London, Cyprus and Gibraltar for this year.

Six fortnightly sessions have been designed to cover both soft skills and the more practical elements of leadership. The sessions alternate between the offices of the three host firms and are split into two parts; the first involving interactive discussion on the theme of the session led by guest moderators and then followed by networking.

Carey Olsen will host its sessions on 7 October and 3 November in Jersey and 8 October and 4 November in Guernsey.

In Jersey Carey Olsen partner, Robin Smith, and head of Jersey Finance, Geoff Cook, will moderate the first session which seeks to explore the opportunities and threats to the finance industry in the next 10 years. Leading the second session, Carey Olsen partner, Guy Coltman, will work with the group to look at the principal issues in negotiations focusing on regulatory issues and remembering the basics.

In Guernsey the first session ‘How is Guernsey ensuring it remains competitive?’ will be moderated by Jason Moriarty, Chief Officer for the Commerce and Employment Department of the States of Guernsey,  looking at sectors, roles, responsibilities, relationships and decision-making. In the second session freelance consultant Emma Mauger will moderate a session on "Advanced Negotiation Skills" which will explore a framework for negotiating and considering the impact that interpersonal skills can have on the outcome.              

Carey Olsen partner Andrew Boyce said: “In the current economic environment international finance centres need to ensure future growth and success by investing now in the next generation of leaders. By sharing the deep expertise and hard-won experience of the moderators and leaders within the supporting businesses, we hope to help develop these rising stars and add to the skills and insight they need to become these future leaders.

“This is a worthwhile programme that continues to gain traction in the Channel Islands as well as across other jurisdictions. We are grateful to both Barclays and KPMG for the continued collaboration and support in this joint initiative”