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OE News: November 2021

23 Nov 2021
Written by Kin Tang
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Lord Justice Fulford (6125) imposed a whole-life sentence on former Met Police office Wayne Couzens for the murder of Sarah Everard. As a High Court judge, he has conducted a number of high-profile cases, including that of the failed 21/7 London bombers.  Lord Justice Fulford represented the College at hockey and tennis and he was a corporal in the College Cadet Force.

Adam Knight (9814) has been promoted to assurance director at EY.  Adam was one of four who was promoted.  EY manager partner in the Channel Islands, Andrew Dann said 'Their extensive and diverse experiences have proven to be crucial in helping our clients during these challenging times and will strengthen our leadership team even further as we continue to support our clients and the local finance industry.'

Jack Le Tissier (11095) has been awarded an annual bursary of £1,500 from HLG Associates while he pursues his dream of becoming professionally qualified.  Jack is studying construction management at Reading University.  As part of the bursary arrangement, Jack also receives paid work placement at HLG during the holidays.  He has already been involved in a significant project, assisting in the project management of the construction of a new electricity substation at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre that will be soon supplying a quarter of the island’s power.  

Matt Fallaize (8956) takes over as the Bailiwick Express’ News Editor in Guernsey.  Matt is a very well known figure in the local community following a 12 year career in politics as a States Deputy.  Previously he worked in financial services, and then as a journalist in the local media, before running 2 small family businesses.  ‘Writing, editing and broadcasting news is a responsibility and a privilege.  I’ll be working with my new colleagues to build Bailiwick Express’ growing reputation for journalism which is reliable, professional, fearless and balanced,' Matt said.    

Google-certified analyst Pierre Le Page (10360) joins Clicksmith as its new head of digital marketing.  ‘Pierre is a forward-thinking professional and an important hire for Clicksmith, helping us to develop and grow our clients’ digital output,’ said Clicksmith’s manager director George Bett.  Pierre was shortlisted for the Bill Green award after launching Hedge Veg, an online resource helping people in Guernsey find local fruit and veg.

Collas Crill appoints Guernsey-based Jonathan Keys-Massey (7426) as Director of Compliance.  Jonathan has significant experience in AML and compliance, as well as business risk management and relationship management.  He joins the firm from Trust Corporation International where he held the position of Head of Risk and Compliance. 

Former accountant James Toynton (6831) was voted onto the vacant seat on the jurats bench after the States of Election heard about his professional skills and personal commitment to community service.  Deputy Mark Helyar proposed Mr Toynton for the ancient office, saying he was well known to the courts as a busy and accomplished practitioner, particularly in insolvency work.  ‘James is an incredibly intelligent gent, fair-minded and diligent person who is motivated by a sense of public duty and is volunteering this role in order to put his skills for the better administration of justice and for the good of the Bailiwick.'    

Former Guernsey Press editor Richard Digard (5702) is named as the new chairman of Guernsey Post.  Mr Digard has been a non-executive director for the business since 2017 and served as editor for the Guernsey Press for 14 years from 2000 and is also a douzenier for the Vale. 

Michael Firth (10755) received his first promotion in the Royal Navy aboard its largest aircraft carrier.  Michael, 23, was stationed aboard the 65,000 tonne HMS Prince of Wales when he became eligible for promotion.  ‘Joining the Royal Navy from Guernsey was a great step, and an ideal way to get off the rock into a good career...I grew up by the sea and I wanted something more exciting than a career sat behind the same desk,’ said Sub-Lt Firth. 

Barnaby Molloy (8541) has been appointed as the new deputy chief executive of Guernsey Finance, the promotional agency for Guernsey’s financial services sector.  Barnaby has more than 15 years’ experience in marketing in financial services and gaming, specialising in digital marketing strategy and execution, governance, team leading and business development.  He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Chartered Institute of Directors.  Expressing his delight in being promoted to the role he said ‘I believe that the team we have now is fully aligned in both purpose and values, going into what is an undoubtedly challenging but incredibly exciting time in the promotional body’s history.’    

George Kerins (10497) and Erik Sharman (10362) have been appointed by Trust Corporation International as Trainee Trust Officers. George joins after studying level two business at the College of Further Education and Erik joins after graduating from Durham University with First Class Honours.  In their new roles they will be responsible for a wide range of client-facing tasks, supporting their teams across a varied portfolio and providing clients with a comprehensive trustee service.  They will undergo a structured training programme with the company.   

Josh Lewis (9804) triathlon ace comes to Guernsey to compete and win the Butterfield Half Marathon.  It was not until earlier in the week that the UK-based triathlete caved into temptation and booked his trip across the water.  But the unfamiliarity of a standalone 13.1 mile race did not stop his from top honours in a roughly 600-strong field.  The Sunday after the race, Josh competed in the season finale at the professional Challenge Salou Half-Ironman in Spain where he finished 14th against international opposition.  He showed outstanding bike form and tasted what could have been possible if not for several mishaps or surprises.     

Peter’s There and Back charity cycle ride was held in memory of Peter Webber (7319) who passed away in December aged 51.  Peter was for 10 years the Chairman of the event’s beneficiary Help a Guernsey Child.  ‘Peter’s There and Back’ was sponsored by his former employer, Cazenove Capital, and organised by his friend and fellow Only Fools and Donkeys charity member Matt Collas.  Mrs Webber said that ‘he would have been so touched to see this today.’  ‘ He was a very humble man and if people went out of their way to do something for him he was always very moved.’  Son Oscar (11330) said riding with his father and the Only Fools and Donkeys charity had helped him discover competitive cycling.  The money raised from the event will be used to build a shed at Delancy Park for the Bright Beginnings charity.  It will be fitted out with balance bikes for use by deserving children, some bikes for adults and all the necessary safety equipment.  

Andy Le Flem (8378), 45, attempts to run four marathons in four weeks in honour of his cousin’s battle with cancer beginning with Berlin, then London, Manchester and finally in Guernsey.  If he is successful, he will have completed 105 competitive miles to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.  His ultra running challenge is in memory of his cousin Marie Black.  Andy was hoping to raise £5,000 by the time he crossed the finish line in St Peter Port.  Andy hopes that the money he raises for Cancer Research UK will toward developing cures, better treatment and better detection for rare cancers like Mrs Black’s.

Guernsey’s current umpire of the year, Dougal Perfitt (10526), made a big impression as he officiated at the Futures Cup in St Albans. Having umpired a game on each of the first three days during the group stages, he was delighted to be awarded the final on the last day between Saxon Tigers and Mercia Lynx.  He was also assessed during the tournament and achieved his level two qualification.  'To be given the U18 boys final was huge achievement for me as it reflected on my performances earlier in the week,’ Dougal said.

OEs make up five of the six selected for next year’s Guernsey Commonwealth Games representatives in Birmingham.  Athletes Cameron Chalmers (9844) and Alastair Chalmers (10185), triathlete Joshua Lewis (9804) and cyclist Sam Culverwell (11088) are the first raft of selections for the 2022 Games.  How many more and which sportsmen and women will join the six is still to be decided.  Peter Jory (7823) is a definite start for the Birmingham, who makes the move from athlete to team management for these Games. 

Carl Hester MBE (7519) was awarded an honorary degree from Hartpury University in acknowledgement of his outstanding achievements in the equestrian field and for his long-standing relationship with Hartpury.  Carl said ‘I was supposed to receive it last year but of course  I couldn’t (owing to the pandemic), so I somewhat forgot about it.  It was a big honour to finally get it.’  Carl’s glittering dressage career spans more than 20 years, amassing 13 championship medals, including team gold and double individual silver at the European Championships in 2011 as well as team gold at the London Olympics in 2012.  In 2021, Carl was a member of the British Bronze medal-winning Olympic team and helped claim team silver for Britain at the European Championships in September.  Carl also featured on the most recent episode of BBC Radio 4's "Desert Island Discs" talking about his childhood in Sark, his dressage career and music that has inspired him.  

Congratulations to everyone who took part in this year’s Dancefloor Challenge.  OEs taking part included new dancers Dean Hollingsworth (6515), John Gollop (6598), Phil Challenger (7323) and Michael Carre (10426), who were paired with the professionals, including Philip Hugo (8004) and Christopher Jehan (8171).  This year’s event paid tribute to the 75th anniversary of the Liberation (delayed a year due to the pandemic).  Over the past 15 years non-dancers have been paired with dancers and ‘challenged’ to learn 2 dance routines over a 3 month period and perform them to their friends, family and the public.  

One of Guernsey’s great characters was given the send-off he wanted.  Forest Church was packed for the funeral of Tom Brouard (4632) who died on 25 September, aged 82 making his last journey in a former H W Le Ray tomato truck.  In a eulogy, which he wrote himself, he said he had a great life and ‘played a lot’.  Tom was a familiar character in many aspects of island life.  After working for his father in greenhouses, he was licensee at The Albert Arms, now The Drunken Duck, for four years in the 1970s.  He was a porter at St Pierre Park Hotel when it opened in the early 1980s and continued in the job until he was in his late 70s.  At the start of the 1970s he helped revive the Rocquaine Regatta.  

Kin Tang (8786)
Honorary Secretary 
Old Elizabethan Association

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