Phil Austin, MBE

Phil spent most of his career in banking with HSBC in London. He is Currently Chairman of Jersey Electricity plc and Non-Executive Director of City Merchants High Yield Trust Ltd. In 2001, he became the founding CEO of Jersey Finance, the body set up as a joint venture between the Government of Jersey and its Finance Industry, to represent and promote the Finance Industry at home and abroad.

In 2009, he took on a portfolio of non-executive directorships at public and privately-owned businesses, and served on the board of 3i Infrastructure Plc for 10 years, mostly as the Senior Independent Director.