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The present Council is led by its President Barrie Baxter. Executive Director is Kay Leslie with Honorary Treasurer Graham Rabey, Vice-President Hana Plsek, Past President Martyn Dorey, and Chamber Council Representative Rupert Dorey forming Chamber’s Executive Board.

Voluntary members of Chamber Council meet on the third Tuesday of each month to discuss topical issues and Chamber steering group reports.

The steering groups are responsible for specific areas of activity within Chamber.

Barrie Baxter – President


President, Barrie Baxter, is focussing on turning the organisation into the island’s most effective Business Development Centre.

Barrie, who is a global entrepreneur with a 10-year connection to the island, moved to Guernsey three years ago and sees ‘enormous potential’ for Chamber in the island’s business life and beyond.

As part of the restructure, the organisation will soon be moving to a new central location with space for networking and events on a regular basis.

Marc Lainé

Council 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.

Peter Shaefer

Council Member

Anita Kilby

Council Member

Anita has worked within Blue Chip Technology giants for the majority of her 30 plus year career, managing clients and high value complex deals within the Health sector, Higher and Further Education Sectors,  Local Government and multi national corporations such as Shell, BNFL, AEA and ICI. In addition to this successful career, Anita has owned several online businesses and retail concessions within large high street chain stores in the UK and developed her own line of beauty products . In Guernsey, Anita has a consultancy business, is a qualified life coach and is commercial director for several start up companies , Vice President for RCS Guernsey , a member of the Health Carewatch panel in addition to being council member for Guernsey Chamber of Commerce .
“I am delighted to support the Chamber in Guernsey, assisting other organisations to succeed and helping to drive innovation within the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Retirement doesn’t seem to be an option for me, as there is still much to do and the altruistic element of social enterprise within a small jurisdiction like ours,  is for me the most personally satisfying role I have ever encountered.”

Tim Robins

Council 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.

Jay Aylmer

Jay Aylmer

Council Member

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.

Individual Member

David Ummels

Council Member

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Oliver Westgarth

Council 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.

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Stephen Ozanne

Council 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.

Barry Cash

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 and held the post for 10 years. Barry is currently Chamber’s Transport Subgroup.

Justin Sykes

Council Member

Hana Plsek – Vice President

Vice President


Hana Plsek, Vice-President of Chamber,  has day-to-day responsibility for Collas Crill’s employment and housing practice, represents the Chamber of Commerce on the Disability Discrimination Legislation Project Team.

Hana said: “This is a great opportunity for me to work with the Chamber of Commerce on some important projects that will help enhance the island.”

John O’Neill, Director of the Chamber of Commerce, said: “We are delighted that Hana has joined us at the Chamber. She will be an invaluable member of the team, bringing in her legal skillset to assist with some of our wider, community-based projects.”

In her role at Collas Crill, Hana regularly advises on contentious and non-contentious matters ranging from confidentiality and non-solicitation agreements in connection with restructuring to redundancy and dismissal procedures for local firms. Hana also sits on the Chamber of Commerce’s population sub-group following the implementation of the Population Management (Guernsey) Law, 2016 by the States of Guernsey earlier this year.

Sasha Kazantseva

Council Member
Simon Howitt

Simon Howitt

Council 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.

Individual Member

Mark Gill

Council 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.

Julian Winser

Council 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.

Rupert Dorey

Rupert Dorey

Council 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.

Tony Rowbotham

Tony Rowbotham

Past 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.

Martyn Dorey

Martyn Dorey

Past President (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.

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Déne Reardon

Council 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 President.

Vikki Freeman

Carl Symes

Carl Symes

Council 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.

Individual Member

Graham Rabey

Honorary 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.

David Falla

David Falla

Council 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.

Luke Wheadon

Luke Wheadon

Council 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.

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Stephen Rouxel

Council 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 a member of the GIFA Technical Committee.

Individual Member

Tim Guilbert

Council Member
Rob Le Page

Rob Le Page

Council 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.

James Barker

James Barker

Council 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.


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