|18 Jan 2021|
The Old Elizabethan Association has entered the world of Guernsey Cricket and will be putting a team together for the 2021 season. Island all-rounder Matt Stokes (8227) will be joining the team for an initial period which will be Captained by Morgan Clayton (10478). As well as cricket, committee member Steve Sharman (7555) is hoping that the OEA will also enter a team into the Guernsey Football Association leagues next season.
Peter Knight (9950) is a technician on the team of Emirates Team New Zealand – the Kiwi boat that that is defending the America’s Cup over the Christmas period in Auckland. As many people know, this race is considered to be at the very cutting edge of global sailing utilising technology from NASA and Formula 1.
There has a been a frustrating end to Sam Culverwell’s (11088) cycling year with a broken collarbone. His season with Trinity Racing was cut short due to Covid, but fellow Old Elizabethan Dan Guillemette (7818), sports therapist with top Australian team Mitchelton-Scott and who has worked with some of the legendry names in cycling, thinks that Sam is a great place in his career and will thrive in the Trinity team.
News from Lanzarote where Ollie Horton (8734) runs a number of ventures on the island including Wine Tours Lanzarote and Wine Shop Lanzarote. Ollie quit Guernsey in 2013 leaving a career in finance behind and set up the first company to offer daily tours for small groups to sample wines in Lanzarote – which has numerous high-quality vineyards on the island. Sadly, Covid has hit the island hard, and so Ollie has launched an on-line venture making a number of “truly unique volcanic wines” available in the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands. See www.wineshoplanzarote.com for further details.
Charlie-Joe Hallett (11196) has moved into the top five Great Britain rankings for the 50m breaststroke, currently topped by the world-record holder Adam Peaty.
Saffery Champness Registered Fiduciaries has today announced the appointment of Matthew Gilligan (9482) as an Associate Director in the firm’s Guernsey office. Matthew will work closely with the fiduciary teams to assist them in providing bespoke offshore solutions for UHNWIs across a range of key jurisdictions. He will also have a major focus on business development for the firm, helping to expand its reach and unlock new market opportunities for the Fiduciaries business. Matthew brings to bear more than 15 years of experience in the finance industry.
It’s Tony Curr’s (OE 9163) last week at ITV Channel TV. He is off to the Guernsey Press to lead a new multimedia push there. Mostly sport, but not solely.
The Guernsey Community Foundation are delighted to announce the appointment of Sir Richard Collas (OE 5699) as their new Chair. Sir Richard succeeds founder Wayne Bulpitt who has stepped down after six years.
IQ-EQ Guernsey has named Jacques Vermeulen (9025) as a new client services director following a two-year secondment in the United States, working as part of the group in New York. Jacques is now part of the IQ-EQ Guernsey leadership team and will be focused on driving the business development strategy for the jurisdiction while managing key intermediary relationships. He will also maintain his connections in the US and – pandemic permitting – will be travelling regularly to the UK, Europe, the US and beyond to promote IQ-EQ’s Guernsey funds offering.