New Finance Business Manager, Brian Deadman, recently arrived on St Helena to take up his new post in SHG’s Corporate Finance team on a three-year contract.
Reporting to the Financial Secretary, and working closely with Elected Members and other key stakeholder groups, Brian’s role is to represent SHG as a non-executive director on the boards of its State Controlled Entities (SCEs), to strengthen the links between government policy and entity strategy, and to strengthen financial management in SCEs.
“When offered the opportunity to play a leading role in the Island’s goal of ‘Altogether Wealthier’ I grabbed it with both hands, knowing I’ll need to win the trust of a close community to succeed. Whisper it quietly, but everything I do in my working life, for as long as I am here, has to be for the benefit of the people of the Island. That’s the deal.”
As a Chartered Accountant, with over 30 years’ experience in the public, non-profit and private sectors, the world of business has always been close at hand for Brian. As a Chief Finance Officer he has made it his business to grow the organisations he serves, and to make those organisations fitter for the future.
Financial Secretary, Dax Richards, added:
“We are delighted to have Brian on the team. Governance of our entities in which SHG has a controlling interest has been high on the SHG and public agenda for a number of years. We now have a dedicated, experienced resource to address the issues that have been identified. This is an important role for the Island. Working with other key stakeholders, I expect there to be a number of changes over the coming years which will be to the benefit of St Helena.”
Over the last 30 years, Brian and his wife have lived and worked around the world in places like Australia, Tanzania, and the Caribbean. They thrive on Island life and all that it has to offer. Keen walkers, they are looking forward to getting a complete set of stamps for the Post Box walks and are also looking forward to experiencing the wonderful marine life in St Helena’s waters.
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20 February 2019