John Aspden joined the Financial Supervision Commission in the Isle of Man as chief executive in 1998. He came to the Isle of Man from Hong Kong, where he worked for nearly 11 years. He was first seconded in 1988 as an adviser to the Hong Kong Banking Commission (which subsequently became part of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority). After four years he joined International Bank of Asia Ltd as deputy general manager responsible for the banks retail operations. In 1996 he joined the Jardine Matheson group as managing director of Matheson InvestNet Ltd, a major independent distributor of collective investment schemes and fund manager. Prior to going to Hong Kong, Mr Aspden worked for 15 years at the Bank of England in a number of market supervisory positions, including a three-year period of secondment to the Council for the Securities Industry.