John Harris was appointed the Director General of the Jersey Financial Services Commission on 6 November 2006 and subsequently joined the Board of Commissioners on 1 March 2007.
From 2002 to 2006, John Harris held the position of Director - International Finance in the States of Jersey Chief Minister's Department where he had responsibility for all aspects of the government's policy on the maintenance and enhancement of Jersey's position as an international finance centre.
From 1998 to 2002 he was Chief Executive Officer for NatWest Offshore with responsibility for offices in Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Gibraltar, Cayman, Bermuda and the Bahamas. He spent 22 years working for NatWest Bank during which time he held management positions in France, Switzerland and Singapore amongst others.
John Harris obtained a BA (Hons) at Exeter University and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.