Guernsey Chamber of Commerce Council currently comprises 27 people who were all elected from Chamber members.
The present Council is led by President Martyn Dorey, Honorary Treasurer Graham Rabey and Barry Cash who is Director.
Guernsey Chamber of Commerce Council meets on the third Monday of each month (except August and December) to scrutinise legislation proposed in the State’s Billet D’Etat.
They also debate major issues and subjects raised by members. The Executive Management Committee meets on the first Thursday of each month.
Subgroups responsible for specific areas of activity within Chamber meet on a regular and ad hoc basis depending on the current issues requiring Chamber’s attention.
Martyn DoreyPresident (2016-2018)
Martyn Dorey is an award winning financial actuary with 18 years’ industry experience and is Managing Director of Dorey Financial Modelling (DFM). Martyn has been deeply involved in Chamber getting to grips with Guernsey’s tax and demographic challenges; and is active in promoting growth and innovation in the finance, tax and legal sectors. Martin is part of the Chamber’s Finance, Legal and Tax Subgroup.
Rachel RichardsonVice President (2016-2018)
Rachel is a specialist employment lawyer within the dispute resolution and litigation team and advises clients on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law in the Channel Islands. She regularly appears before the Employment and Discrimination Tribunal in Guernsey and acts almost exclusively for employers. Rachel is the President of the Guernsey International Legal Association, a 300 strong membership of lawyers in Guernsey.
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James BarkerCouncil Member – Head of Land, Planning and Construction Subgroup
James Barker studied architecture at De Montfort University in Leicester and moved to Guernsey and secured a position with a small local firm of Chartered architects. It was here he worked and gained experience in Architecture for over five years until leaving to set up Create Limited in 2004. James enjoys pushing the boundaries of design to get the most out of a client’s brief. James is Chamber’s Land, Planning and Development Subgroup Head.
Kirsty BoazmanCouncil Member
Kirsty is an Australian who recently came to Guernsey via Hong Kong. She has a background in political and business strategy, international relations, non-profit leadership, Asian finance communications, and TV news journalism. She is particularly interested in developing international awareness of Guernsey & its business advantages, is learning to fly, and has swapped competitive dragon-boating for offshore rowing – between here and France.
Ian BurdekinCouncil Member - Head of Retail Subgroup
Ian Burdekin is the Branch Manager of the two Guernsey Waitrose Stores. He is also a Board Director for Waitrose Guernsey Limited. Ian has enjoyed a varied career with Waitrose working centrally at Bracknell in the Store Development team as well as running several UK stores. He is a Qualified Business Coach. Ian is Chamber’s Retail Subgroup Head.
Stephen RouxelCouncil Member - President of Young Business Group
Stephen Rouxel currently works for HSBC Alternative Investment Group as Head of Operational Oversight overseeing operational changes and outsourced processes. He has previously worked for State Street, Butterfield Fulcrum and Royal Bank of Scotland. Stephen is the President of the Young Business Group, Chamber Council Member and a member of the GIFA Technical Committee.
Déne ReardonCouncil Member - Vice President of Young Business Group
Déne is a Chartered Accountant and Audit Director at BDO Limited, one of the largest independent firms of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers in Guernsey. She has extensive experience in both audit and financial reporting and is responsible for a varied portfolio of clients in the property, construction and retail sectors, primarily located in the Channel Islands. Déne represents the Young Business Group on the Chamber Council in her role as Vice-President and Director.
Rupert DoreyCouncil Member – Head of Infrastructure Subgroup – Past President (2012-2014)
Rupert Dorey has over 30 years’ financial markets experience holding senior positions at CSFB, where he specialised in credit related products. He established CSFB’s high yield debt distribution business in Europe and serving as head of UK Credit and Rates Sales. Since 2005 he has been acting in a NED capacity for a number of funds, for both listed and unlisted vehicles. Rupert is Chamber’s Infrastructure Subgroup Head.
David FallaCouncil Member
David Falla is a Chartered Architect, Principal of Architects Falla Associates International Ltd and is a Vice President of the International Union of Architects based in Paris. He has previously chaired the Chamber Retail Subgroup and is a member of the Land and Planning Subgroup.
Graham RabeyHonorary Treasurer
Graham is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is Finance Director of the BWCI Group who are members of Chamber. He is a Director of BWCI’s fiduciary companies who act as trustees and administrators for a range of clients from FTSE 100 companies to local companies and individuals.
Tim RobinsCouncil Member
Tim is a Commercial Pilot with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines which he joined in 1990, progressing to Training and Check Captain in 2002. Prior to this Tim worked in corporate aviation (with periods based in the USA, Berlin and Middle East). Tim is a volunteer pilot for Channel Islands Air Search, a member of the Dutch Airline Pilots Association, and an associate member of the British Airline Pilots Association.
Mark GillCouncil Member – Past President (2003-2005)
Mark Gill, born and educated in England, qualified with Deloittes, London in 1978 as a Chartered accountant and Chartered tax adviser in 1980. Mark moved to Guernsey in 1986 to work for a local firm then started his own practice in 1987, the local branch of Moores Rowland. Mark’s practice merged with Chandlers and Mercator in 1998, he retired as director of Mercator in 2010 and ceased as a shareholder in 2014.
Trish GroverCouncil Member
Trish has worked in the marketing and PR field for over 20 years. Having worked in the finance sector, tourism and commercial industries both on and off island, Trish’s experience spans a broad spectrum of business types. Now a co-director of Collaborate Communications, her current work includes editor of Contact magazine, article writing, media relations and marketing strategy.
Carl SymesCouncil Member
A Council member for over 10 years originally joining while Chairman of the Guernsey Hotel and Tourism Association. He is a member of the Land and Planning subgroup and was Head of the Transport subgroup until standing down last year. Carl is also Chairman and Business Advisor of Startup Guernsey helping people to start and develop their businesses in the Bailiwick. He is also a Director of the Guernsey Photography Festival.
Luke WheadonCouncil Member – Head of Hospitality and Tourism Subgroup
Luke Wheadon is the managing director of the Bella Group, which comprises Hojo, the Bella Spa and the award-winning Bella Luce Hotel. He is passionate about the hospitality and tourism industries in Guernsey and is excited about the fantastic opportunities that they have here moving forward. Luke is Chamber’s Hospitality and Tourism Subgroup Head.
Julian WinserCouncil Member – Past President (2010-2012)
Julian’s career began in the Royal Green Jackets and as a helicopter pilot in the Army Air Corps. Before arriving in Guernsey, he worked in London for Baring Asset Management and then for Schroders as a private banker. He was appointed as Chief Executive of Schroders in the Channel Islands in 2005. Julian has completed the Marathon des Sables, the Himalayan 100-mile Race and the Jungle Marathon.
Simon HowittCouncil Member – Past President (2001-2003)
Simon Howitt was called to the English Bar in 1987 and the Guernsey Bar in 1988 and is a consultant at Babbé specialising in finance. He is a Commissioner of Guernsey Financial Services Commission, Deputy Bâtonnier of Guernsey Bar Council and member of States of Guernsey’s Legislation Select Committee responsible for approving draft legislation passed locally prior to submission for approval.
Marc LainéCouncil Member
Marc Lainé owned ATLAS Telecom from 1994 to 2002 before selling to Jersey Telecom in 2002. He now heads up Guernsey’s C5 Alliance and sits on the group board. A former local politician, Marc has over 25 years’ IT experience and has previously acted as Chamber’s ICT Subgroup Head, responsible for advising Chamber Council on the issues and opportunities facing the island within this industry.
Rob Le PageCouncil Member - Head of Transport Subgroup
Rob Le Page celebrates over 39 years in practice and runs a busy architectural and chartered surveying practice. In addition, extensive experience has been gained as an active Aero Club Committee Member, organising social and corporate activities; a private pilot; and working on many airport related issues. Rob has over 30 years’ experience on Chamber Council, specialising in air and sea transport matters, as well as architectural, planning and building matters.
Barry CashDirector - Acting Head of Transport and Population Subgroups
Barry moved to Guernsey in 2002 after he retired from the Army where he was CEO of a Defence Agency. He has 30 years’ experience in worldwide logistics and invented a hybrid mails service for Forces. He is the Business Director of a UK company and has held various consultancy appointments in UK and Europe advising on strategy and management structures. Barry was appointed Director of the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce in August 2007. Barry is currently Chamber’s Transport Subgroup and Population Subgroup Acting Head.
Tony RowbothamPast President (2014-2016)
Tony Rowbotham is a Chartered Surveyor and Managing Director of Savills Guernsey. Tony is an Ex-President of the Chamber of Commerce and previously chaired both Chamber’s Retail subgroup and the Guernsey Retail Strategy group, a States of Guernsey initiative.
Oliver WestgarthCouncil Member
Oliver Westgarth is Design Director of CCD Chartered Architects, which he joined in 2010. Oliver received his degree in Architecture at Oxford Brookes, he was awarded a Distinction in his Masters at the University of Westminster, where he studied as part of the progressive DS15 unit and he completed his professional exams at the University of Bath. He is ‘hands-on’ and fascinated by the full creative process. He has been both designer and builder on a number of experimental projects and having also worked for real estate giants CBRE and JLL, whilst living in Rome, he is fortunate to have had a rich experience of domestic and commercial work in the EU, UK and locally. Oliver sits on Council of the Guernsey Society of Architects, is an active member of the National Trust and is involved with a number of local charitable projects.
Stephen OzanneCouncil Member - Head of Finance, Legal and Tax Subgroup
Stephen is a senior associate at Walkers (Guernsey) LLP, where he is a member of the Corporate, Finance and Investment Funds Groups. Stephen specialises in advising on investment funds and general corporate and commercial matters. He also has a particular expertise advising in relation to FinTech businesses, including distributed ledger, online prime brokerage, FX trading, payment and ‘robo’ investment advisory platforms.
Stephen is the Head of Chamber’s Finance, Legal and Tax Subgroup.
Andrew NilesCouncil Member
Andrew was born and educated in Guernsey before locating to Hong Kong in 1990 and to Switzerland in 2006, for an interim posting. Andrew moved back to Guernsey with his family at the end of 2015 when he was appointed as a Director of Intertrust Guernsey. He is the head of the Group’s Regulatory Compliance Service, is a member of their Global Sales Drive initiative and has responsibility for Business Development for the Guernsey office. Prior to his relocation, he was based in Hong Kong with Bank of China where he was Executive Director, Head of International Clients.
Jay AylmerCouncil Member – Head of Creative and Digital Industries Subgroup
Jay Aylmer is the Founder and Managing Director of, The Potting Shed Design and Advertising, a brand design agency. He was educated firstly at the CATS College in Cambridge and then in London at the renowned London College of Printing, part of the University of the Arts London. Jay is on the Board of Creative Industries Guernsey and the Chairman of Teenage Cancer Trust Guernsey. Jay is Chamber’s Creative and Digital Industries Subgroup Head.