Our People

Wayne Bulpitt, CBE

Executive Chairman

Wayne Bulpitt founded the Active Group Limited in 2002 and has over 35 years’ experience of business leadership in banking and investment administration services. Having left National Westminster Bank plc in 1992 to join CIBC Bank and Trust Company, part of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Group, he developed and launched CIBC Fund Managers (Guernsey) Ltd in 1994.

In 1981 this experience was to prove crucial for the CIBC where, as Director of Offshore Investment Services, Global Private Banking & Trust Division, his main priority was the restructuring and delivery of its investment management services outside of North America.

At the same time as successfully building Active Group and associated appointments within the sector, Wayne has been a passionate supporter of philanthropy and volunteering, especially in the support and development of young people. He was at the centre of the strategic leadership of the Scout Movement in the UK culminating in his appointment in 2009 as the Movement’s first UK Chief Commissioner with responsibility for leading the 580,000 adult volunteers and young people. On retiring from these posts in September 2016 he was appointed a Vice President of the Movement.

In addition, Wayne has been influential in wider community and youth issues, currently chairing The Diana Award and as a member of the Prime Minister’s Champion Group on Dementia, whilst in Guernsey he has founded and continues to be involved in a number of significant charities including the Guernsey Community Foundation, the Youth Commission of Guernsey & Alderney and Home-Start Guernsey.

A highly regarded inspirational leader and philanthropist, Wayne’s significant contributions were recognised in the 2017 Birthday Honours when he was made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE).