Skipton has made a number of senior appointments and promotions at its Head Office in St Peter Port, Guernsey. These have been made to strengthen the business following increased demand for its services from Channel Islanders and overseas residents, and allow for the future growth of the business. 

Jenna Kok-Shun has joined as Finance Manager, while Vinodh Vivekanandhan has joined as Business Applications Developer. Aaron Walden has been promoted to Senior Commercial Manager.

Mr Walden has worked for the company since joining straight from school, and is a home-grown success story. His fourteen-year career at the bank has seen him rise through the ranks to his current role, in which he has responsibility for the company’s commercial and marketing activities, including new products, deposits, the website and Environmental and Social programmes.

Miss Kok-Shun was previously employed at EY, where she spent ten years. She joined EY in Mauritius, following her A levels, and has spent the past six years in Guernsey.

In her new role at Skipton, Miss Kok-Shun is looking forward to using her experience to enhance the strategy and systems within the Finance team.

Mr Vivekanandhan hails from Chennai, India, where he studied for a Bachelor of Engineering and Computer Science. He previously worked as a technical consultant for the Qatar Islamic Bank, Metro Bank and Citibank, latterly spending five years in London.

On joining Skipton, Mr Vivekanandhan is seeking a better work/life balance, allowing time to follow his key interests of cricket and travel. 

Other new starters in the past few months include Levi Norman-Gavey, Customer Services Adviser, Abbie Farrell and Angela Lamont, both Mortgage Administrators.

Jim Coupe, Managing Director, said: “These are exciting times to be working for Skipton as we welcome these new joiners into our fold, and recognise our leaders. As we continue the long-term expansion of our business and continue to implement an infrastructure that will better support our customers and their banking needs, there are increasing opportunities for talented individuals. 

“Expanding our team demonstrates our ongoing commitment to becoming the bank of choice for both mortgages and offshore savings.”  

For further information or interviews, please contact Julie Todd, PR Manager, at Skipton International on 01481 734002, mobile: 07781 116713 or email her at: