Welcome Debra Shields

April 16, 2019
Company News

Capital International Group (CIG) welcomes Debra Shields as Commercial Director – Financial Institutions.

With over 25 years of experience in Banking, Debra has held senior positions in three of the world’s largest Banks; HSBC, Barclays and Lloyds.  She brings with her a wealth of knowledge in Investments, Trusts, Hedge Fund Administration, Custody, and Captive Insurance. In addition to her experience in banking, Debra has worked with some of the world’s largest Corporate Service providers globally, predominately in the offshore arena. These include Bermuda, Mauritius, Guernsey, Isle of Man as well as a short secondment to New York. Debra has led a number of large banking and relationship management teams within Commercial Banking, Investment, Trusts and Funds.

At CIG, Debra will be responsible for Business Development, Team Leadership and the Service Proposition for our clients.

Commenting on her new role, she said: “My goal at CIG is to offer our clients traditional treasury and banking-style services within a digital world. Focusing on the commercial market, I am very much looking forward to strengthening the relationships I already have globally, as well as meeting new clients who are looking for a different way to manage their banking requirements. CIG is a long established well-known name on the Isle of Man, known for its values of Integrity, Innovation and Excellence. I am delighted to be joining a new and exciting part of the Group, and sit on the Board with excellent, high calibre professionals.”

Debra has had many highlights during her career along with the privilege of leading dynamic teams in her time in banking. She said: “my favourite achievement was whilst working for a large Bank. We had never been shortlisted for industry awards despite the Bank being around for some time. Within a short space of time of joining this Bank and getting to know our clients better, we not only won a prestigious industry award, about which we all were very proud, we then went on to win it three years on the run and actually proved you can go from “Zero to Hero” very quickly with a great team and a desire to win.” She went on to say: “I was also very fortunate to be chosen for The Manx Executive Challenge in the 1990s which really did help transform industry diversification. After over 25 years in banking, with various leadership roles, I am now looking forward to the years to come at CIG where I recognise a special opportunity to make an impact on the company’s growth trajectory.”

Antony Kelsey, Group Commercial Director at CIG commentated on Debra’s appointment: “We are delighted to have attracted an individual of Debra’s quality and reputation to join us. She is well known, not only in the local Manx industry but also further afield in a number of other jurisdictions that we are planning to target in our future growth plans. Debra also brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience of the banking industry that we know will add substantial value to our existing activity. We look forward to her spearheading our commercial plans in the treasury area of our business.”

In her spare time Debra loves to travel and spend time with family and friends, as well as to pay for a gym memberships and then not go!

Disclaimer: The views thoughts and opinions expressed within this article are those of the author, and not those of any company within the Capital International Group (CIG) and as such are neither given nor endorsed by CIG. Information in this article does not constitute investment advice or an offer or an invitation by or on behalf of any company within the Capital International Group of companies to buy or sell any product or security.

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