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Sir Richard Collas was appointed Chairman of the Guernsey Community Foundation in January 2021, succeeding one of the Foundation’s founders, Wayne Bulpitt.
On leaving the island to study at University he read Engineering Science at Jesus College, Oxford and on graduating, joined Lever Brothers Limited, a subsidiary of Unilever. He worked in general commercial management until September 1980, when he then sought to pursue a legal career. He was called to the English Bar at Gray’s Inn (1982) and then subsequently to the Guernsey Bar (1983). He was appointed as Deputy Bailiff (2005), and then Bailiff (2012-2020). On his retirement from the office of Bailiff, he was sworn in as a Lieutenant-Bailiff and can be called to sit part-time as a judge of the Royal Court of Guernsey.
Throughout his legal career on-island, he has been actively involved with several charities and community activities, including, at present, Les Bourgs Hospice LBG, Help a Guernsey Child LBG, the Boys Brigade Guernsey, The Ladies’ College and Les Cotils.
Fiona Bateson, MBA (Henley), MA (Psychotherapy), is a non-executive director of both Savernake Management Ltd and Savernake Capital Ltd (a Guernsey registered fund manager). She has an active interest in supporting start-ups, with investments in 25 companies based in either Guernsey or the UK. Also she has been instrumental in establishing the Guernsey Nature Commission, where she is a director.
Fiona’s career started in the City, ranging across broking and investment banking. She then spent 10 years in management consulting with Harbridge House, and was a visiting lecturer at Henley Business School. She went on to set up her own management consulting business, specialising in organisations based in the finance industry. Her clients included Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC), Zurich Insurance, Zurich Re, Kleinwort Benson Investment Management, HFC, John Charcol, BP and the Cabinet Office. Her specialism covers strategy implementation, through to leadership and culture change, working primarily with main boards and senior management teams. Fiona is also a UKCP accredited psychotherapist and holds a Diploma in Company Direction.
Jane is a chartered accountant by profession and spent the first half of her career in advisory, management consultancy and fiduciary roles with global financial companies and banks. She has been a non-executive director for the last 15 years, with experience in a range of Guernsey and UK organisations. Locally, she co-founded Young People Guernsey, the charity behind The HUB, and was subsequently chair of the Youth Commission for Guernsey and Alderney for six years.
Jane is currently Chair of the Convenor and Tribunal Board, and a director of the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce. Jane has an MSc in Corporate Governance and is a member of the Chartered Governance Institute for UK and Ireland, and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
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.
John Renouf FCCA was born and educated in Guernsey. He has spent the last 30 years working in the finance industry focusing primarily on offshore funds. During that time, he was managing director of Royal Bank of Canada Offshore Fund Managers and also managing director of FRM Investment Management who are a leading provider of hedge funds. John spent his early career at the Guernsey subsidiary of the US electronics manufacturer, Tektronix. John retired from full time employment in 2015 and now acts as a non-executive director of a number of offshore funds and fund management companies.
In addition to his role at the Foundation, John is also the treasurer for Guernsey Mind.
Jim is responsible to the board for overall organisational management, strategic development and delivery of the Foundation’s core business.
Jim joined the Foundation in April 2017 after twenty years with the States of Guernsey. As Director of Housing, Jim had responsibility for the delivery of social housing and the implementation of general housing policy. Before that, he managed Supplementary Benefit and the Job Centre. He has a particular interest in social policy as it relates to disability and inclusion, public health, and the alleviation of poverty. He maintains extensive contacts in the States, voluntary and business sectors and leads the Foundation staff as Chief Executive and Board Director.
Nicky has spent most of her career working in media and communications including ten years as an on-screen journalist for ITV Channel Television and 15 years leading communications for the States of Guernsey Education Services. She’s now the Communications Director for the Guernsey Sports Commission and has also worked for the Olympic Broadcasting Services at the last four Olympic Games in Rio, PyeongChang, Tokyo & Beijing.
Joni Nettleship provides support to charitable organisations by running the Skilled Volunteer Scheme, organising training courses and helping charities with governance.
Anna coordinates the Foundation’s Grants Programme, liaising with charities, other grant providers, and private trusts.
Di runs the Foundation’s marketing and communications programmes, helping to raise its profile within the community.
David began his career as a Police Cadet in 1953, pausing to complete his two years of National Service, stationed with the Royal Military Police in Dusseldorf.
After returning to the UK, he resumed working with the Police and enrolled in London’s Metropolitan Police Detective Training School in 1961. He rose up the ranks to Detective Inspector of New Scotland Yard’s Crime Intelligence Department and retired in 1978, earning a Certificate of “Exemplary Character” for his service.
David then travelled extensively on behalf of Lloyds of London, conducting global investigations into shipping and large-scale insurance frauds. It was at this point that he became significantly involved in charity and served on the National Council of the Registered Nursing Homes Association, UK.
In 1987 David relocated to Guernsey. Since then, he has been involved with a variety of charitable causes. He has served as Chairman for Guernsey Care Homes and was the founder and Chairman of Age Concern (Guernsey). Since 2016 he has acted as the Chairman of the John Ramplin Charitable Trust.
In his spare time, David enjoys travelling, walking and writing. He has two published books to his name; critical reflections on his time with the Police.
Tony Woodland was born in 1961 in Croydon and was educated and lived in the South London/Surrey area until his early thirties. He worked for Lloyds Bank in the City of London and for Westminster City Council, before he started working for the family care home business, firstly in Sutton and later in Guildford. During his employment he studied and qualified for an HNC in Business Studies and a CIM diploma in Marketing.
When the business was sold and his father relocated to Guernsey and set up a care home business there, Tony joined him on the island a few years later in 1998.
Tony got to know John Ramplin very well from his investment in Guernsey Care Homes Holdings.
Tony is married to Corinna and has one son and two step-children. He loves to travel and likes to keep active. He has an affinity with Spain, where his mum was born and resides, as do his two brothers. He enjoys various sports, especially golf, tennis and padel tennis, which he recently helped introduce to the island.
“I’m privileged and honoured to be involved with the John Ramplin Charitable Trust and to be in the fortunate position to be able to help so many worthy locally based charities, especially those focussing on medical research and charities aimed at children and the elder person.”
Roger moved to Guernsey in 1975 to take up a post as consultant surgeon. He worked in this capacity for 31years, for the last 10 years of which he was also was working as honorary consultant to the Southampton University Hospital Trust.
He was awarded the OBE for services to medicine in Guernsey and the UK in 2004. In 2006 he retired from clinical practice and as chairman for the Charity Hope for Guernsey, became intimately involved in fund raising for medical research carried out under the auspices of Wessex Medical Research. The specific area of interest being into proteomic markers for the early detection of cancer.
The Islanders of Guernsey through volunteering have over the years played a vitally important role in this ongoing work. In 2009 Roger was appointed the first President of the Child Youth Community Tribunal which came about as a result of the 2008 Children’s Law. He served in this post until in 2014 when he was elected to serve as a non-States Member to the Health and Social Services Committee, now renamed Health and Social Care (HSC).
Tim was born in Jersey in 1972, educated at De La Salle and Highlands College. He has worked in the financial services sector for over 25 years’ and has spent most of his career in Jersey, with global international organisations, having also spent time working in New York.
He is a Senior Investment Director in the Financial services industry, a Chartered Wealth Manager and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI). He enjoys spending his spare time with family and friends and likes to keep fit swimming, cycling and skiing.
Tim worked very closely with John for almost 20 years. He is honoured to be a trustee for the John Ramplin Charitable Trust and is privileged to be able contribute, helping towards the future education of the Islands and medical support for the elderly in the Bailiwick community.
Paul was born in 1960 in Llanelli, West Wales and spent his early career working in the finance department for the Vale of Glamorgan Borough Council, before moving into the hospitality industry managing hotels in Cowbridge and Usk. He moved to Guernsey in 1986 to manage Summerland House Hotel.
In 1988, Summerland House was acquired by David Woodland and Paul continued to help run it as a Nursing Home, where he has been working for the past 30 years.
Paul is a member of the National & Guernsey Care Managers Association, ACCA & Associate of the Chartered Management Institute.
Paul is married to Cathy and has two adult daughters. He is an avid sports fan, especially Chelsea FC and Scarlets Rugby Club. He enjoys travel and playing golf.
“I’m extremely honoured to be involved in the John Ramplin Charitable Trust. I had the privilege of knowing John in his latter years. I look forward to supporting its work in being able to make a significant difference to organisations in our Island Community.”
Harriet Aldous-Granby manages the Foundation's social media accounts, helping us share our work and updates with community, business and public sector audiences.
Alex Lemon leads the Foundation's social policy work, including special research projects, and reviews the impact of our grants within the community.
Alex has a background in economics, is a qualified accountant, and has worked as a journalist, editor, podcaster and digital strategist. She has worked on policy research projects for UK think tanks on topics as diverse as data protection, digital responsibility, and financial resilience.
Jo Cottell is Chief Executive of Guernsey Mind. She joined Guernsey Mind in May 2015 after a career in HR, initially managing the Workplace Wellbeing training services and the provision of Mental Health First Aid locally. She was appointed General Manager in 2020 and Chief Executive in 2022.
Jo previously worked in senior HR roles in legal, commercial and public sectors. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructor. She is a listening volunteer and a Director of Guernsey Samaritans, and has held a number of roles within Samaritans since her initial training in 1995.
Harriet is a Director at Teneo, where she leads the Regulatory Transformation team. She started her career in management consultancy in the UK, working for Hitachi and subsequently BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. Her clients included government, private sector and technology companies. She moved back to the island in 2014, where she worked as a Financial Investigator for the Economic and Financial Crime Bureau, before being appointed to lead the Hi-Tech crime division of Guernsey police.
Harriet joined Deloitte in 2017, where she developed a specialism in running and delivering business-critical change programmes to Financial Services organisations within the Offshore Financial Centres. The Deloitte Restructuring team was acquired by the global advisory firm Teneo in 2021. Alongside client work, Harriet leads Teneo’s company-wide Families and Carers Employee Resource Group.