The Board

Sir Geoffrey Rowland, QC, Chairman

Sir Geoffrey Rowland QC read law at Southampton University and was called to the Bar in London. Returning to Guernsey, he practised as an advocate in the firm Collas, Day & Rowland, where he became the senior partner. In 1992, he was appointed to Crown Office and served successively as HM Comptroller, HM Procureur, Deputy Bailiff and Bailiff. He is a Master of the Bench of his Inn of Court, Grays Inn. For four years he was the vice-chairman of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. As a non-executive director he served on the boards of 3i Guernsey, 3i Jersey, The Guernsey Press Company (as chairman), Garenne Group, Blue Diamond, a number of Channel Islands’ banks, trust and captive insurance companies and collective investment schemes. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1993 and honoured with a Knighthood in 2009. The Universities of Southampton and Bournemouth have conferred on Sir Geoffrey Honorary Doctorates of Law.

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Sir Geoffrey Rowland, QC, Chairman

Sir Geoffrey Rowland QC read law at Southampton University and was called to the Bar in London. Returning to Guernsey, he practised as an advocate in the firm Collas, Day & Rowland, where he became the senior partner. In 1992, he was appointed to Crown Office and served successively as HM Comptroller, HM Procureur, Deputy Bailiff and Bailiff. He is a Master of the Bench of his Inn of Court, Grays Inn. For four years he was the vice-chairman of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. As a non-executive director he served on the boards of 3i Guernsey, 3i Jersey, The Guernsey Press Company (as chairman), Garenne Group, Blue Diamond, a number of Channel Islands’ banks, trust and captive insurance companies and collective investment schemes. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1993 and honoured with a Knighthood in 2009. The Universities of Southampton and Bournemouth have conferred on Sir Geoffrey Honorary Doctorates of Law.

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John Henwood MBE

After a career in broadcasting during which he was chief executive of ITV Channel Television for 14 years and undertook a number of wider industry responsibilities, John was appointed by the States of Jersey to the post of chairman of Jersey Telecom and led the business through incorporation. He was also a founder member of the board of Jersey Finance. In addition to his responsibilities for Bailiwick Investments, John is presently chairman of Visit Jersey, the body responsible for promoting the Island as a destination, and of G4S in Jersey; he is also a director of LFH International. John is a trustee of the St John Youth & Community Trust. He is a former chairman of the IoD in Jersey and was the Branch’s first President; he is currently President of the Chartered Institute of Marketing in Jersey. John was appointed MBE in 1998 for services to broadcasting and the community.

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Susie Farnon

Susie Farnon is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having qualified as an accountant in 1983. She is a non-executive director of a number of property and investment companies. Susie was a Banking and Finance Partner with KPMG Channel Islands from 1990 until 2001 and Head of Audit KPMG Channel Islands from 1999. She has served as President of the Guernsey Society of Chartered and Certified Accountants and as a member of The States of Guernsey Audit Commission and Vice-Chairman of the GFSC. Susie was appointed as a non- executive director of the Association of Investment Companies, the UK Investment Companies trade body, on 1 April 2018.

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