Investec Bank (Channel Islands) Limited has appointed long-term staff member Nick Leale as its Chief Operating Officer.
Having been born and educated in Guernsey, Mr Leale joined Investec 20 years ago and has already held a number of senior roles within the bank, most recently as Head of its Trust & Corporate proposition across the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Switzerland.
His primary responsibilities will now include the maintaining of Investec's operating platform, developing efficiencies through innovation and delivering performance against strategy.
Away from work, he has represented the island playing and coaching basketball and enjoys time with his young family and attempting to hit a golf ball.
Brendan Stewart, Chief Executive of Investec Bank (Channel Islands) Limited welcomed his appointment.
"We are delighted to announce this appointment. Nick has considerable knowledge and experience of the finance sector. Over the last 20 years he has been part of the core team that has helped Investec grow and become a leader in offshore Private Banking within its offshore target markets and is well positioned to help steer the organisation as we meet new challenges and opportunities."
Commenting on his new role, Mr Leale said it is an exciting time to be taking on such a senior post.
"I am proud to be part an organisational culture that continues to be a strong enabler for its people to thrive in. This is an exciting time for the bank and the finance sector as a whole and I am looking forward to ensuring we continue to operate a resilient operating platform that provides an exceptional experience to our clients and to deliver on our growth strategy."
Pictured top: Nick Leale.
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