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OE News: March 2021

Nick Parkes (10702) has joined marine cyber risk management and insurance company, Astaara. Nick worked previously in engineering roles for Condor Ferries and C8 Mechanical & Electrical.

CBO Projects has promoted Dominic Ash (8114) to lead its Consultancy and Change Management service lines. Dominic has worked at CBO for the last two and a half years, as a Senior Consultant. He has 20 years’ experience working within management consultancy in the UK having previously worked for eight years at The Berkeley Partnership in London.

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission has elected Advocate Simon Howitt (6815) as its Vice-Chairman. Simon has over thirty years’ experience as an Advocate and is a Consultant at Babbé having previously been a Partner. He served as President of the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce between 2001 and 2003 and has served on a number of States Committees including as a non-States member of the Legislation Select Committee and its successor, the Legislation Review Panel, since 2004.

Sam Culverwell (11088) critically beat the Guernsey lockdown by 24 hours as he prepares in the UK for the coming pro season with Trinity Racing. The 20-year-old Sarnian is clocking up big rides pushing the six-hour mark, which would not have been possible in Guernsey. Sam is eyeing up a training camp near Devon and could potentially race in Belgium within the next few months.

Adie Peacegood (8218) has been made a Partner at PWC in Guernsey. The former OEA Treasurer and renowned Guernsey Hockey player has been at PWC since 1999, focussing on the Alternative Funds sector with significant experience in the North American market, having spent 2 years at PWC in Toronto.

Ian Chapman (9031), the head of the UK Atomic Energy Authority has joined Guernsey Electricity as a non-executive Director. The UKAEA is the UK’s largest research and innovation organisation in the energy sector, and Ian leads around 2,000 scientists and engineers in solving some of the most complex problems for developing new sources of low carbon energy. He believes that the island could be at the forefront of a “green evolution” and a world leader in clean energy.

Fundraising during the pandemic has seen two OEs raise significant funds for their respective charities. Richard Trestain (8496) has been raising money for pancreatic cancer research by running a virtual course of 168 miles, the distance from his home in Hampton to the home of his mother in Guernsey who is being treated for the condition. Unable to travel to the island due to lockdown, he is hoping to make it over once restrictions ease.

Meanwhile Simon Kent (8172) is looking to raise funds for the Guernsey Downs Syndrome Group once travel restrictions ease; he is looking to complete the 100km “321 Walk” along the Thames towpath later in the year. In the meantime, he will be trying to complete a 100km walk in Guernsey within a time of 24 hours later in March.

Elliot Albert Orchard (10754) has released his new single “Flowers” live streaming from his Facebook page. The single was originally supposed to be launched at St James but this had to be cancelled due to lockdown. Elliot studied at the BIMM Institute in Brighton and he has toured the UK with his band The Valentines; he hopes to return to the UK, specifically Manchester, later this year.

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