Head of Islands Corporate Banking at Lloyds TSB Offshore, Simon Prescott, has become a Chartered Director.
Mr Prescott joins a prestigious group of professionals who hold Chartered Director status, the highest qualification the Institute of Directors can offer. The qualification is recognition of excellence in business and of significant experience in the role of director as well as expertise in a chosen field.
Directors wishing to become chartered must have attained both the certificate and diploma in company direction to be eligible.
To become chartered, Mr Prescott was required to complete a number of assessments, demonstrating his experience as a director by submitting a comprehensive portfolio, detailing history of his experience and examples of the work he has contributed to his board of directors. Following this, Mr Prescott was invited for a formal interview to assess his expertise further. The interview, conducted by two peer directors from the IoD, focused on how long Mr Prescott has held his role, his position on the board, his depth and range of experience and his ability to demonstrate that he has the knowledge and experience to act in a professional capacity.
‘At Lloyds TSB we encourage professional development across our teams and at all levels and I’m therefore delighted for Simon. To be recognised by the IoD as a Chartered Director is a significant achievement and means that Simon joins an exclusive group within the UK,’ said Tim Cooke, Islands Director, Lloyds Banking Group.
Kathy Gillen, Regional Chartered Director Ambassador for the IoD Jersey branch added: ‘In today’s business landscape, it is vital that the leaders of organisations have the right knowledge and expertise at their fingertips, and can demonstrate a firm understanding of the issues affecting their immediate and wider business environment. All those that achieve Chartered Director status can demonstrate the very highest standards of organisational direction and I would encourage all those in Jersey with aspirations of leading their organisations to a successful future, right across the private and public sectors, to pursue it.’
Mr Prescott has worked at Lloyds TSB for 38 years with roles both in Jersey and the UK. Based in Jersey, Mr Prescott enjoys anything marine related, especially going on cruises around the local waters of the Channel Islands and northern France with his wife, Debra and two teenagers David and Angharad.
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