BSc (Hons) International Financial Services degree
Our core teaching faculty at the Jersey International Business School draws on a breadth of industry experience within financial services and brings a complementary blend of technical expertise and hands-on technical experience. Our core lecturers are highly sought after and in addition to lecturing on the degree programme they teach a range of professional qualifications and deliver in-company training around the world. We are a leading provider of the highest quality training and education to the financial services industry in areas such as financial crime prevention, compliance & risk and wealth management.
We keep the degree class sizes small; the Oxbridge-style tutorial groups, with low student:academic staff ratio, are often personalised and always exhilarating. Our lecturers will ensure you are well prepared for your first step into the workplace.
Degree Programme Director
Before joining the Business School, Emma had over ten years experience of working with Employee Benefit Trusts and share plans, most recently at HBOS where she was a Training Consultant with responsibility for the design and delivery of technical training for new and existing employees. Prior to this she worked in a number of roles at Mourant Employee Compensation Solutions including that of a Senior Account Manager. Emma is a graduate from ICSA as a Company Secretary.
Chris has over 20 years’ experience in financial services, working both in the UK and offshore, for major financial institutions such as Barclays Wealth and Santander. Chris now specialises in delivering training in investment management, taxation and regulatory issues. Formerly an International Investment Manager he advised both individuals and corporate entities on complex investment scenarios.
Chris has also provided support and advice to financial services companies in response to the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) regulations introduced by the FSA and the RFA by the Jersey Financial Services Commission.
Jo has worked in offshore financial services since 1988 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Jo previously ran the ICSA programme at BPP Professional Education where her students won many of the international prizes. Jo has also taught on CMI and ACCA.
In addition she is a senior lecturer for the International Compliance Association delivering on their full range of AML and compliance qualifications. As well as exam training and involvement on JIBS’s extensive public programme, Jo specialises in developing bespoke, technical in-house CPD programmes covering a range of AML, compliance and governance issues. Clients include the British Bankers' Association, the Association of Corporate Service Providers in the Isle of Man and the Guernsey Training Agency.
A committed educationalist, Jo obtained a First Class Law Degree in 2005 (LLB), facilitated through the Open University. In 2015 she was awarded a Merit in a Masters in Law (LLM) from Queen Mary University of London specialising in financial services law. She is passionate about the delivery of accessible and innovative training courses.
Dr Michael Oliver
Michael is a professor at ESC Rennes School of Business in France, an economic adviser to the Corporate Affairs Scrutiny Panel in Jersey and a co-founder and director of Global Partnership of Family Offices (UK). He is also an associate of Lombard Street Research, which boast some of the most original, rigorous and consistently accurate comment and analysis on the world’s markets.
Heulwyn Rothwell qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC in 1997 after having worked in audit and accounting for a wide range of clients. After qualifying she taught a variety of professional qualifications including ACCA, ICSA, CAT and AAT.
Heulwyn specialised in Financial Reporting and Audit but also taught Law and Company Secretarial Practice. In addition to lecturing she was instrumental in writing much of the material used and in developing the ICSA Certificate and Diploma Programmes with Jo French, Director of Education and Senior Lecturer at Jersey International Business School.
Heulwyn also wrote material and delivered many in-house bookkeeping and accounting courses for local clients. She currently works at Bracken Rothwell as a financial controller for one of their key clients.
John du Feu
John is a teacher of mathematics and information and communication technology, with over thirty years of experience teaching A Level, International Baccalaureate and GCSE. He was Head of Mathematics at Victoria College and more recently Head of Faculty of Mathematics and ICT at Hautlieu School. John is also a Senior Examiner for OCR, leading marking and also writing examination papers for A Level Statistics.
Christopher has a very broad range of Marketing experience having worked for businesses as diverse as charitable organisations, food production, tourism, medical practice, telecommunication, government and utilities. His experience incorporates the management and delivery of marketing audits, branding, NPD and multi-channel communication strategies including the use of Social Media.
He has led seminars and master classes in brand development and auditing, social media, marketing to export and provided one to one mentoring. On the research side he has facilitated focus groups for a range of business sectors.
Christopher is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Chartered Marketer, committee member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing Jersey Branch, Member of the British Psychological Society and Student Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
In addition to our core teaching faculty, students will also benefit from lectures delivered by our adjunct faculty including some of the industry’s leading practitioners.
Dr Gunther Thumann
Chief Executive – Brevan Howard Asset Management
Economics & Hedge Funds
Managing Director – Rathbone Investment Management International
Dr Andrew McLaughlin
Chief Executive Officer – RBS International
Dr Kevin Kelly