The Team

Office Team

The Chamber of Commerce is the biggest business community on the island and encompasses every type of industry within our membership.  Our not-for-profit organisation is run by a small number of office staff and a large number of volunteers.

Diane De Garis

Chamber President

Chamber’s President Diane de Garis was elected at the AGM in June 2022, taking over from Elaine Gray for a two year term.

Diane is a chartered accountant, running her own business, DNA, and has a degree in pure mathematics: ‘I absolutely love numbers.’ She sees Chamber as a pivotal part of the island community and its business sector.

“There are so many aspects to Chamber that place it right at the heart of life here and I am passionate about Guernsey so that mixture is a perfect match.”

If you need to contact Diane please email President@guernseychamber.com

James Ede Golightly

Vice President

James Ede Golightly is executive chair at Oxehealth, ranked among the 150 most promising Digital Health start-ups globally, and cleantech materials company Oxeco. He is also a non-executive director at Nasdaq listed Silence Therapeutics.

James has over 20 years’ experience as an investor and director, initially as an investment analyst at Mercury Asset Management (now BlackRock), before co-founding Ora Capital Partners in 2006 to invest and partner with early stage growth companies.

If you need to contact James please email vicepresident@guernseychamber.com

Elaine Gray

Past President

Elaine Gray was President of the organisation from 2020-2022 – the first female president in the Chamber of Commerce’s 212-year history.

Elaine is a partner and head of the Carey Olsen Guernsey dispute resolution and litigation team where she advises both local and international clients on commercial litigation and employment, data protection, competition law and intellectual property (IP) matters. She is recognised as a leading lawyer in these fields and appears regularly in courts and tribunals at all levels in Guernsey.

She is past representative of the finance sector on the Population Employment Advisory Panel as representative of Guernsey’s financial service industry.

Alice Gill

Executive Director

Alice is the face and voice of Guernsey Chamber. As part of the Executive Board Alice helps to shape and lead Chamber’s strategic vision, advocates for local business and invests in building strong networks.  

Alice’s is an Earth Science graduate, and brings her passion for sustainable business and 10 years experience working within the offshore wind industry to Chamber – as well as the occasional jar of honey from her 30,000 bees. 

You can contact Alice at Alice@guernseychamber.com

 Alice Gill | LinkedIn

Rachael Cumberland-Dodd

Engagement & Communications Manager

Rachael is a self-confessed communication nerd – that’s why she’s tasked with raising the profile of Chamber and building a thriving membership community.  Her focus is on fostering great relationships between Chamber and Guernsey business via membership programmes, sponsorships and marketing initiatives. 

Rachael is your go-to for any membership queries or marketing questions.  

You can contact Rachael at rachael@guernseychamber.com 

Rachael Cumberland-Dodd | LinkedIn

Megan Vaudin

Office and Events Executive

Megan is the safe pair of hands that every vibrant office needs. She’s charged with helping to shape and deliver our business and networking events – plus fix the printer, answer the phones and keep the office in fine working order.  

Megan is your first point of contact for any event queries.  

You can contact Megan at megan@guernseychamber.com 

 Megan Vaudin | LinkedIn

 

Executive Team

Brooke Kenyon

Managing Director, Orchard PR

David Ummels

Managing Director, Astin Capital Management

Jane St Pier

Independent Director

Justin Bellinger

Justin Bellinger

Independent Director

Rollo de Saumarez

Co-Founder, UN1TY

Stephen Rouxel

Head of Business- HSBC Asset Management (Guernsey)

“Chamber is entirely positive, collaborative and progressive – get involved.”