What are the Jersey Finance Rising Stars Awards?

As the voice of the International Finance Centre, Jersey Finance believes it is vital to engage with and inspire the next generation of finance professionals in our industry. Following our successful launch in 2020, the awards are now in their fourth year, and we were delighted to open nominations for the 2023 awards.

This is a fantastic opportunity for our Members to reward and recognise the young talent within our industry by nominating their staff members (16-30 years old) for outstanding achievements in 13 categories.

Watch the 2023 ceremony highlights below:

Jersey Finance Rising Stars Awards 2023

The Rising Stars Awards ceremony is a fantastic opportunity for our Members to reward and recognise the young talent within our industry through this prestigious annual event, celebrating their successes and their achievements.

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Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy Chief Executive Officer - Jersey Business

Over thirty years of local and global commercial leadership in a number of sectors and across B2B and B2C. The businesses have ranged from owner operator led to AIM and Nasdaq listed global organisations operating in manufacturing, supply chain, technology and retail sectors.

Paul has been supporting Jersey businesses for over 20 years as a B2B supplier and more recently growing one the largest ecommerce operators in Jersey. As CEO of Onogo Paul led the organisation to double its size, developed the team culture and gained the recognition of the “Jersey Good Business Charter” and was awarded IOD Director of the year “large business” in 2022.

Jo Terry-Marchant

Jo Terry-Marchant Principal of Highlands College

Jo has worked in education in London and in Jersey for almost three decades. Her career is characterised by a track record of breaking down barriers to achievement for students and staff.

Born and educated in Jersey, she has an MA in education and Management, and completed the Association of Colleges Senior Leadership Management programme. She also helped to develop the States of Jersey I Will Mentoring and Shadowing programme. Jo is a qualified IOD Director and is a 2023 Nominee for the IOD Director of the Year “Public Sector”.

With her leadership team, Jo leads 350 staff educating more than 4,500 students annually. The college specialises in technical and professional qualifications.

Nathan Nicholls

Nathan Nicholls Digital Director - Switch

Nathan is the Digital Director at Switch; Jersey's largest full-service digital agency. Nathan is an experienced and highly accomplished digital strategist with over 14 years of agency-side experience. Nathan was recently recognised as the Institute of Directors (IoD) 2022 Young Director of the Year which recognised those who rose to the challenge of the pandemic and demonstrated exceptional leadership.

Nathan has extensive experience in the financial services arena and has led and consulted on a wide range of strategic web projects, complex international digital marketing campaigns and digital transformation initiatives for Jersey's largest financial services, professional services, Fintech and Regtech organisations, including Standard Bank, RBS International, NatWest International, Appleby, Ogier, Jersey Finance, Digital Jersey, Islands Insurance, JTC Group, Aztec Group and Vistra.


Sponsor of the Rising Stars Banking category

Sponsor of the Rising Stars Human Resources category

Sponsor of the Rising Stars Investment Management category

Sponsor of the Rising Stars Accountancy category

Sponsor of the Rising Stars Digital category

Sponsor of the Rising Stars Compliance category

Sponsor of the Rising Stars Diversity and Inclusion category

Sponsor of the Rising Stars CSR and Employee Morale category

Sponsor of the Rising Stars Trust and Corporate Services category

Sponsor of the Rising Stars Funds category

Sponsor of the Rising Stars Law category

We are pleased to be able to offer our Members the opportunity to sponsor an award category. Providing a platform to showcase your brand and reflect your commitment to the development of the next generation of talented finance employees.

We still have some categories available, if you would like more information, please contact events@jerseyfinance.je

For any queries, please call us on +44 (0)1534 836000 or contact us.

Please note that nominations should be made through the relevant category nomination forms.

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