The Team

Office Team – here to help

Elaine Gray

Chamber President

Elaine Gray has been elected as the new president of the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce – the first female president in the organisation’s 212-year history.

Elaine, who is partner and head of the Carey Olsen Guernsey dispute resolution and litigation team, has served as vice president of the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce for the past year. She was elected as president the GCC AGM on 15th July 2020, replacing Barrie Baxter who had held the position since 2018.

Elaine said: “It is a huge honour to become the first female president of the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce, and I would like to thank Barrie for his excellent work and commitment over the past two years. As an organisation, Chamber continues to play an incredibly important role in Guernsey’s business community, representing businesses across all industries and sectors in relation to the latest issues and opportunities affecting them. No challenge is more pressing than Guernsey’s ongoing response and recovery to the global coronavirus pandemic so we look forward particularly to representing members in our work with government on Guernsey’s ‘Revive and Thrive’ strategy.”

Kay Leslie

Executive Director

As Chamber Executive Director, Kay is tasked with the day-to-day running of the organisation which involves supporting the 600-strong corporate membership with events, initiatives and lobbying. She is one of six Chamber Directors. Her background is in media, business development and event planning.

Lauren Ridgwell

Events and Admin Executive

Admin and Events Executive Lauren Ridgwell is a familiar face for the hundreds of Chamber members (and potential members!) who pop into the Markets HQ on a regular basis. She ensures that the substantial amount of paperwork involved in dealing with 18,000 individuals is up to date and relevant. Lauren is also a pivotal part of Chamber’s event management – and also takes photographs for our comms and publications.

Executive Teamdriving Chamber forward

Elaine Gray

Kay Leslie

Barrie Baxter

Rupert Dorey

Graham Rabey

Diane de Garis

Jane St Pier

Clare Carre

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

Industry Group Heads

Attractions and Outdoor Pursuits

Andy Taylor

Blue Economy

Matt Le Page

Infrastructure, Construction and Land Planning

Tim Guilbert

Creative

David Ummels

Finance and Accountancy

Stephen Rouxel

Legal

Stephen Ozanne

Health and Wellbeing

John Hibbs

Hospitality

Alan Sillett and Aine Sillett

IT and Tech

Justin Bellinger

Food and Farming

Mark Terry

Property

James Barker

Retail

Jonathan Creasey

Third Sector

Valerie Winn

Infrastructure

David Falla

Tourism

Simon Vermeulen

Sustainability

Rollo De Sausmarez, Co-lead with Jennifer Strachan

Energy

Rupert Dorey

Youth and Skills Exchange

Susie Crowder

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

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