When you contract a graduate from our Change Academy, not only are you supporting their learning and development, you are also helping to raise standards within the industry. We wanted to offer a training academy that provided an 'apprenticeship' to graduates, giving them the opportunity to continue their education and gain industry experience in equal measures.
The MasonBreese Change Academy enables graduates to undertake a two-year training programme, with professional mentorship, during which they learn fundamental skills in how to become effective and accomplished Business Analysts.
The programme is aimed at highly academic individuals, who remain committed to learning and have an enthusiasm for developing new skills.
Our team of graduates offer your business a cost effective means of utilising fresh, talented and passionate individuals as they embark upon their careers. Together MasonBreese and your organisation will help each graduate to become a valuable member of the Change industry.
The Change Academy offers a number of benefits to your business. You may choose to utilise our team of graduates within your organisation, as a way to add cost effective resource to support a change project, or alternatively you may choose to benefit by enrolling your existing employees directly into the programme.
Our external Change Academy programme offers learning opportunities for existing employees within your organisation. By enrolling your employees into the programme they will gain technical training via our online education portal, be allocated a Change mentor for support, whilst continuing to gain professional experience through their day-to-day role.
MasonBreese will work collaboratively to help develop your employees, by providing them with the tools and experienced guidance, to ensure they grow professionally and become greater assets to your business.
To learn more about the MasonBreese Change Academy and how it can benefit your organisation, get in touch to speak to our Change Academy team. We can arrange a call or a face to face meeting where you can meet some of our current graduates and hear how the programme has helped them.
Following thirty years in the financial services and regulatory environment with the Jersey Financial Services Commission, Standard Bank and Maples & Calder, Vernon embarked on a new career path as an independent professional non-executive director.
A Jerseyman, educated in England at the Duke of York’s Royal Military School, Vernon commenced his career in finance with Standard Chartered Bank Jersey in 1987, prior to which he served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces with the Royal Corps of Signals.
Since leaving the Commission, Vernon has been involved in the development of fund administration, custody and banking and other fiduciary services activities in Jersey and brings with him a wealth of relevant regulatory knowledge and experience having held over a period of time some 187 fund company, SPV and fund management company directorships. He currently serves the boards of ten companies locally.
Whilst at the Commission serving as Senior Manager of the Securities Division, Vernon helped manage the introduction and establishment of the Jersey expert fund regime and saw the first 70 Jersey expert funds through the authorisation process. In May 2011 he founded and chairs the Jersey Association of Directors and served for six years as Chairman of Jersey Fund Association’s legal and tax Committee.
Vernon is a fluent German speaker and is currently studying Russian
Swithun is an experienced Finance Professional and Company Director, with over 20 years’ relevant experience in Financial Direction and Consultancy. Swithun is a Director of MasonBreese, leading the Business Change consultancy practice. He is also an active delivery consultant working primarily in financial services, capital management and finance change.
Swithun trained as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers and Lybrand in Cambridge, England, moving from the Assurance division to the C&L Management Consultancy Services division. Subsequent roles have included significant system implementations for a range of FTSE100 blue chip clients, Country then Regional Controller for the International Rescue Committee, Finance Director for the Standard Bank Offshore Group and Interim CFO for the MARS Capital Group, for which he was a Director of several group companies, including the Jersey based regulated Fund Manager.
With his expertise in Finance, Swithun brings a solid knowledge of corporate governance, the Jersey regulatory environment together with experience of procurement, logistics, infrastructure projects and micro-finance at a regional level across East and West Africa and the Balkans.
Swithun speaks French, has a Bachelor of Science with honours from University College London, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has completed the Certification Level of the Institute of Directors Chartered Director qualification.
Swithun is a founder Trustee of EducAid Sierra Leone (www.educaid.org), a UK registered charity established in 1995, which provides holistic education to some of the poorest and most vulnerable young people in the world and teacher training impacting tens of thousands more.
"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”
PROFESSOR STEPHEN HAWKING