Geoffrey joined the Board in 2003 and became Chairman in 2008. He retired in 1999 as Chairman of Abacus Financial Services, a leading offshore trust company in which he played an instrumental role as one of its founders. A Chartered Accountant, his career in Jersey began in 1969 with Cooper Brothers & Co. and progressed to his appointment as Channel Islands Senior Partner of Coopers & Lybrand in 1990. He currently holds many professional appointments as both director and trustee. In November 2002 he was elected as a Deputy in the States of Jersey and he retired from that position in December 2005. In September of 2014 he was elected as a Jurat of the Royal Court of Jersey where he sits as a lay judge.