Prior to becoming CEO at UK EXIM, Mark had a successful career in banking, beginning his career with Midland Bank, moving to the International Division and running the international branch in the Midlands. In 1980 Mark joined TSB prior to the merger with Lloyds Bank and established their corporate international centre covering England and Wales, a similar role followed with Hill Samuel.
Following this, he moved into consultancy and was an external consultant to Asian Development Bank (part of the World Bank) working in projects in Pakistan, including restructuring the Country’s Export Promotion Bureau.
Mark returned to banking in 2006 with Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank to support businesses trading internationally. In addition to Mark’s banking success, he is also the author of the International Trade Survey, published in June 2015 and has conducted similar surveys since 1996. Moreover, he has written books on international trade, lectured on financing exports in Europe and North America and has been an expert witness in the High Court.
Ken Gibbs, Consultant to the Board
Ken is currently Non-Executive Director of Bank Sarasin & Co. Ltd., Guernsey Branch and Charman of Trade & Export Finance Ltd . He has a long and extensive career in the banking sector:
- Specialised in International Banking with more than three decades of practical experience within the UK and abroad.
- Managed two trade finance banks before taking up positions in Guernsey.
- Assisting British Exporters to sell abroad (he spent two years in the Board of Trade Export Services Branch.
- 33 year relationships with UK and overseas customers at all levels – Banks, DTI, IMF and World Bank.
Ken is a former Chairman of the Association of Guernsey Banks and former Council Member of the Guernsey International Business Association.