Stuart Falla MBE
Chair of Patrons
Stuart Falla MBE CDir FIOD was born and educated in Guernsey. He studied Building Economics at Bath and then UMIST, graduating in 1972. He worked in the construction industry for several years in London before joining the family firm and ultimately taking charge on the death of his father in 1982. In 1984 he founded Garenne Group, which includes RGFalla Ltd., and together with fellow shareholding directors helped develop the group into the most successful construction group in the Channel Islands.
Stuart has committed much of his spare time to sport and to local politics. He has been active in Round Table, the 1992 Group and on the Council of the local branch of the IOD where he initiated the Annual IOD Debate. He has served several States Committees as a non-States member and the Castel parish as both Procureur of the Poor and Constable. In 1998 he was appointed to the Harwood Panel that carried out a review of the machinery of government in Guernsey. For five years he led a team that staged the 2003 Island Games in Guernsey after which he was awarded an MBE in recognition of the success of the event.
Stuart helped establish both the Association of Guernsey Charities and the Guernsey Sports Commission which oversees sport in the island. He served one term in the States as a Castel deputy from 2004 till 2008 becoming Commerce and Employment Minister and Deputy Chief Minister for the final eighteen months of his term. He is currently a non-states member of the States Trading Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Friends of KGV which is developing a publicly owned sports facility.