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Appointment of new Non-Executive Directors

Appointment of new Non-Executive Directors

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Conister Bank Limited, the Island’s leading independent bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Isle of Man based non-executive Directors, Sam Skelton and John Spellman. These appointments have been made to add additional NED experience to the Bank’s board as it continues to innovate its deposit and loan offering on Island.

Sam Skelton is joining the Board of Conister Bank Limited with immediate effect bringing with him a wealth of banking and financial experience gained during his 32 year career working for the RBS Group both in the U.K. and in the Isle of Man.

Sam is an economics graduate, and within the wider RBS Group, Sam held a number of key roles throughout his career including director for Coutts International Ltd and director and chairman for Lombard Isle of Man Ltd.

In joining the Board Sam said “It’s a great privilege to have this opportunity to join a local bank which has such a long history and fine pedigree with a true go-ahead attitude underpinned by such great staff and customers.

It’s accepted these are very challenging times for us all but I genuinely feel Conister Bank has and will continue to make a difference in supporting businesses and individuals to get through these difficulties and I hope in some small way to compliment Douglas Grant and his fellow executive directors in leading the Bank through to a more normal business environment.”

John Spellman is joining the Boards of Conister Bank Limited and its parent company, Manx Financial Group PLC, with immediate effect.

During John’s career he gained experience in banking, fund management and accountancy, specialising in various parts of the offshore industry. John has also worked with, and created, a number of successful locally based businesses and acted as a strategic advisor to the Government, specialising in the finance sector and foreign direct investment. 

In joining the Boards John said “I am delighted to join the Boards of Conister Bank and Manx Financial Group. I hope to use my experience to help support the business to further success in the future.”

Douglas Grant, Managing Director of Conister Bank Limited, commented: “on behalf of everyone at Conister Bank and Manx Financial Group, I am delighted to welcome Sam and John to our Boards. Both are highly regarded in their respective fields and I look forward to their valuable insights as we continue to expand our operations both on Island and further afield."

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