Lead Policy Adviser, Financial Services & Digital Economy
Tom Fothergill was appointed Lead Policy Adviser, Financial Services & Digital Economy in October 2017. Tom’s key focus in this role is on financial crime and transparency, the banking sector and fintech development.
Prior to joining the Government of Jersey, Tom was a private practice lawyer specializing in bank and insurance company solvent restructuring and regulatory advice. He advised on a series of innovative and high-value intra-group transfers of banking business across the Crown Dependencies and cross-border banking and investment business book transfers. He also maintained a busy portfolio of bank finance, corporate finance and listing work. In 2015, Tom was seconded to Government to assist with the creation of Jersey’s bank resolution regime, a project which he continues now in his permanent post.
Tom has previously served as an officer in the British Army and founded his own restaurant business which he sold in September 2018.