Catherine, who has enjoyed a highly successful 25-year career in international executive recruitment across the financial services sector, has been acting as a specialist search consultant for MFG over the last three years.
She now joins the Group in a full-time capacity, to spearhead recruitment across all areas of the business. The role will be to assist the Group in making strategic hiring decisions relating to operations, audit, risk, sales and IT.
Recently, Catherine has been instrumental in recruiting a number of staff at Conister’s new UK headquarters in Basingstoke, Hampshire following the announcement that Conister Bank have now applied for a UK Branch deposit licence.
Commenting on the appointment, Group CEO Douglas Grant, said: “The expansion of our existing HR operation is a clear indication of our intention to pursue a high-quality recruitment programme, at a time of exciting growth. Catherine is a hugely experienced recruiter, with specific and invaluable knowledge of the financial services industry, which includes close involvement with the Manx Financial Group since 2019. Her strong industry connections, unrivalled knowledge and dedication will be hugely influential during such a significant phase of our development.”
Catherine said she intended to hit the ground running and was very optimistic about the direction in which the new recruitment drive was heading. “My aim is to complement the existing capabilities within the Group’s HR team, to help bring in the most talented people, in order for the Group to deliver its commercial objectives. It’s great to be part of a very enthusiastic and tight-knit operation during this period of transition and expansion, in both the Isle of Man and the UK.”