The Community Awards celebrate the local charities, organisations, groups, individuals and businesses who work tirelessly to raise money and embark on community projects for the benefit of others, across the Bailiwick and further afield.
Meet the Judges
Jason Green, a partner at law firm Collas Crill took over as chair of the Judging Panel from Andrew Ozanne earlier in 2018. Jason was a founder and chair of Autism Guernsey from 2011 to 2016, establishing a charity providing key support services to the autism community where no services previously existed.
His current charitable commitments include overall responsibility for Collas Crill's Global Corporate Social Responsibility programme as well as providing pro bono legal support to many organisations within the third sector.
A former President of the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce and a longtime member of the Institute of Directors, Rupert has 35 years’ experience in financial markets. Employed at Credit Suisse until 2005, he has since served as a Non-Executive Director for a number of hedge funds, private equity and infrastructure funds. He has been a Director on and Chair of several exchange-listed and unlisted funds, including FTSE250 companies.
Rachel is a director of Every Child Our Future and has been working since retirement as a health visitor, on the development of the 1001 Critical Days Agenda in Guernsey. Most recently, she has been part of the development and launch of Bright Beginnings Children’s Centre, the first in the island.
Rachel came to Guernsey in 1987 and has been fully involved in the island community since that time. She serves as a Trustee and Director on a number of Guernsey’s charities and organisations.
Tony has recently retired as chief executive of the NP Group. A Chartered Accountant he has held a range of directorships in both the private and third sector. Tony is a past chairman of local branches of the Workers Educational Association and the Institute of Directors, and was the first chairman of the Guernsey Arts Commission. He has previously sat on the judging panel of the Excellence in Training Award for the annual Awards for Achievement event, and also been a judge for the Design Awards. In 2007 Tony published a book, Guernsey in the 21st Century: a view from the first decade.
Jill is a lecturer, trainer and consultant with a passion for improving customer service and leadership skills within local businesses and helping individuals become the best they can be. Jill became a non -executive director of the Channel Islands Cooperative Society in 2019. Prior to becoming self-employed, Jill was Director of Customer Services for Specsavers and worked there for twenty years.
Jill has been involved in the charitable sector since 2005 when she became the chairman of Changing Faces Channel Islands, providing islanders with support for disfigurements they may experience to their face hands and body. In 2018 Jill also became chairman of Face Equality International, an alliance of NGOs, charities and support groups who promote the campaign for face equality. FEI aims to improve the life prospects of any person anywhere in the world who has a disfigurement, an unusual-looking, scarred or asymmetrical face (or body), from any cause. Jill has been a member of the Child & Youth Community Tribunal since 2018 and is also part of the Island Games 2021 volunteer organising team, helping develop the training for 600+ volunteers.
Jill also runs the Channel Islands Customer Service Awards, recognising individuals, teams and organisations for going the extra mile for customers.
Nick Bennett is Founder and Managing Director of Navitaur Limited, a boutique and independent real estate financing consultancy business.
Prior to this Nick spent 25 years employed in the local financial services industry holding board positions with both Schroders and Kleinwort Benson as Head of Banking and Head of Private Wealth Management respectively. Nick holds various banking and investment qualifications and is also an active member of the Institute of Directors, holding the IoD Diploma in Company Direction.
Following some time spent on the management committee for the Western Parishes Community Centre (“Styx”) Nick has been involved with brain injury charity Headway Guernsey since 2008, and was appointed Chair of the charity in 2019.