William Mason

Guernsey Financial Services Commission

William Mason has been the Director General (the senior executive) of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission since 2013. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors and chairs the Standards Assessment Working Group. He has a strong interest in Supervisory Technology and Green Finance. Prior to joining the GFSC William was Head of Risk at the Central Bank of Ireland where he led work to renew Irish financial services supervision in the wake of the Irish banking collapse including work with the ECB planning Banking Union. Before moving to Ireland, William worked for the UK Financial Services Authority.. Prior to becoming a financial regulator, William worked at the UK Cabinet Office where he helped write “Regulation - Less is More, a report to the Prime Minister.” His other publications include: “Freedom for Public Services; The Costs of Regulation and PRISM Explained – Implementing Risk Based Supervision.”