Our People

Jon Farley

Group Chief Executive Officer

Jon has extensive banking experience having worked in a variety of divisions and countries for both Barclays Bank and Lloyds Banking Group.

Jon started his career in Barclays Bank working in Corporate, Wealth and International Banking. His early career included an international assignment in Barclays Africa working alongside the CEO of Barclays Bank of Kenya and also across the Caribbean in Barbados, Bahamas, BVI, Cayman and Turks & Caicos.

He led a specialist Media Team in Barclays Corporate Banking focusing on a number of companies in the Film, TV, Music, Advertising and Publishing sectors. He was also Regional Sales & Service Director for the Premier Banking Division in London leading front line relationship teams and managing high net worth clients.

He joined Lloyds Banking Group in 2008 as the National Sales Director for Intermediaries as a Board member of C&G and then moved into the Wealth and International Banking Division. During this time he worked and led teams, projects and businesses in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Malaysia, Geneva, Sydney, Los Angeles, Gibraltar and the UK. He was Regional CEO of Lloyds Bank – Asia and Managing Director/ Country Head of Lloyds Bank (Gibraltar) Ltd covering both the affluent and high net worth businesses in Europe.

Jon has a keen interest in the film industry having recently worked on several productions in the UK and in Los Angeles. He is also a keen sports person with a passion for football and is a regular marathon runner.


Active Group and Optimus Group, two leading corporate governance and regulatory compliance service providers have merged to provide an enhanced and more extensive service to clients. This brings together the two most experienced corporate governance, risk management and compliance service companies in Guernsey.

Details of the new name and web site will follow but in the meantime please access either website for information.