Mat Desforges has worked for the States of Guernsey since 2011 and prior to his appointment as Registrar of Companies he was Policy Advisor for Financial Sector Development in the Office for Economic Development.
As Policy Advisor Mat:
- worked with senior stakeholders in government, regulators and industry.
- led on a variety of policies and projects to develop Guernsey's financial services sectors including: the island's response to Brexit; assisting with and conducting strategic reviews into different sectors; the opening of and being the key government conduit for the pan-Channel Island Ombudsman.
- assisted on projects to diversify the finance sector and wider economy including 2-Reg (Guernsey's Aircraft Register) and as lead policy advisor for renewable energy.
Previous to working at the States of Guernsey, Mat worked in a variety of roles in the Bailiwick, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. He has worked as a Commercial Director and Finance & Operations Director in Bailiwick businesses.