Tuesday, February 27, 2024

164 Nik van Leuven
Director General - Guernsey Financial Services Commission

Nik van Leuven's professional career extends over 38 years, both in private practice and public service. An English barrister, he was admitted as an advocate of Guernsey’s Royal Court in July 1971, and in October 2002 took up appointment as Her Majesty's Procureur – that is, Guernsey's Attorney-General – having been senior partner of Ozannes, one of the Channel Islands' principal law firms.

In private practice he was primarily engaged in commercial, corporate and trust law, and appeared in a number of high profile Royal Court cases, both civil and criminal. He served as a non-executive director on a number of regulated institutions, including banks and insurers.

He was appointed as a Queens Counsel in October 2002, and is a Fellow (by examination) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Member (by election) of the British Academy of Forensic Sciences.