OEA News February 2019
News from around the network.
Cam Chalmers (9844) and Alastair Chalmers (10185) clocked up an impressive one-two win in the 400m at the Scottish Athletics National Indoor Championships, running 47.20 sec and 48.19 sec respectively. This represented a personal best for Alastair.
Cam then shifted his attention to the British Championships in Birmingham where he was crowned the British champion clocking an outstanding time of 46.26 seconds – a great milestone in his outstanding athletic career. Congratulations Cam from all of us at the OEA.
Carey Olsen Managing Partner Russell Clark (7633) has won the Lawyer of the Year – Channel Islands and Isle of Man. Russell, who heads up the trusts and private wealth practice in Guernsey, was shortlisted alongside six other private wealth lawyers from the respective islands. Winners are those judged to have excelled in achievement, innovation, expertise and service.
There was further recognition for Carey Olsen lawyers as David Crossland (8364) was recognised as one of three “global elite thought leaders” for the offshore region, described as “very highly rated in the international marketplace in establishing investment funds” by the 2019 Who’s Who Legal Private Funds Guide. Also highly commended in the guide was Tom Carey (7909).
Marathon and ultra-marathon runner Brett Bewey (8633) has raised £1,100 for the PEH Giffard ward following treatment given to his step father in 2018. Money was raised following a mammoth 24 hour run, managing 234 laps of Footes Lane and measuring some 59 miles.
Scott Bourgaize (9837) and Matthew Le Vasseur (10201) have had their passing out ceremony at St James and are now officers in the Guernsey Police. Scott had previously completed a degree in criminal investigation prior to his application to the force.
The Channel Islands defeated Canada at the New Zealand Rifle Association Championships down under. Rob Waters (9818) and Luc Malic (10965) were both among the top three CI shooters. Jonny Branch (9528) and Nick Kerins (10358) both put in admirable performances, with great praise going to Peter Jory’s expert coaching (7823). Also on great form was Jonny Branch (9528) who (at time of writing) placed 7th in the Grand Aggregate in the Masefield Championships.
Andrew Niles (7423) has joined New Street Management as Business Development Executive. Andrew, who previously established and managed teams for three of the largest banks in Asia, is tasked with Managing a strategic review of growth priorities.
Four OEs have been included in the 2019 NatWest Island Games swimming team. Thomas Hollingsworth (9227), Jonathon Beck (9966), Will Russell (10993) and Toby Fitzgerald (10189) will represent Guernsey at the games in Gibraltar later this year.
Former North and island youth footballer Callum Chapman-Page (9732) has signed a professional contract with US National Soccer League champions Miami FC – the head coach being Paul Dalglish, son of football legend Kenny Dalglish. Having first attended Lubbock Christian University in Texas, he then moved to Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida playing college soccer. It was following a string of successes at this level that his talent was recognised. Callum, the new number 5 for the team, is looking forward to his first game in the huge Ricardo Silva Stadium.