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The 2008 Global Financial Services Centres Conference
Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th June 2008, Dublin (The Royal Hospital Kilmainham)

Speaker Biography


John Spellman

Isle of Man Finance

John joined Isle of Man Finance in September 2007 on a two year contract with a core brief to review the strategy and operations of Isle of Man Finance going forward. Under his directorship, Isle of Man Finance has been closely involved with a number of the Island’s industry initiatives, including the strategic reviews of the funds, captive insurance and banking sectors.

John returns to the Isle of Man following a period of five years working in the UK, where he holds a number of directorships.

He is a qualified accountant and banker by training, with over 15 years experience in banking, fund management, accountancy and various parts of the offshore industry where he gained valuable experience liaising with UK and overseas regulators. He spent a further five year operating a Board level in a multinational Financial Services group.

As Managing Director of HBOS Financial Services, an operating division of Halifax Bank of Scotland, John was responsible for the top selling life insurance entity in the UK where he employed some 3,000 people with c£40bn under management.

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