Calling all governance gurus! Nominations now open for the 2021 Awards of The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland – Bailiwick of Guernsey Branch

Guernsey, 1 June 2021 – The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland – Bailiwick of Guernsey Branch is seeking nominations for this year’s Guernsey Branch Awards. Run each year, the Awards recognise the most talented governance experts and corporate service providers that Guernsey has to offer.

Nominations are being sought in the following categories:

  • Company Secretary of the Year
  • Governance Professional of the Year
  • Corporate Services Team of the Year
  • The One to Watch
  • Administrator of the Year.

Teresa Le Couteur, winner of last year’s Company Secretary of the Year award and the current chair of the Institute’s Guernsey branch says:

“The Awards are the highlight of the governance calendar for the many governance professionals, company secretaries and trust administrators who are working or studying in Guernsey. They are the focal point of our annual branch dinner at which we celebrate the achievements of our members and students and as a previous winner I know just how gratifying it can be to have your efforts recognised in the presence of your peers. The past year has shown just how vital good governance is to business stability and I look forward to being able to celebrate those governance gurus who have done so much to keep things on an even keel during the pandemic.”

Nominations for the Awards close at midnight on 1 September. The Awards Dinner itself will take place on Friday 29 October 2021 at the Duke of Richmond Hotel, when the branch’s Student Excellence Awards will also be presented based on examination performance in 2020/2021. For more information, please contact

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For further information, please contact Teresa Le Couteur, Guernsey Branch Chair: 
+44 (0)1481 745 741


Maria Brookes, Media Relations Manager: 
+44 (0)20 7612 7072
+44 (0)7890 649 143

Notes to Editors:

  1. The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland is the professional body for governance and the qualifying and membership body for governance professionals across all sectors. Its purpose under Royal Charter is to lead ‘effective governance and efficient administration of commerce, industry and public affairs’ working with regulators and policy makers to champion high standards of governance and providing qualifications, training and guidance. As a lifelong learning partner, the Institute helps governance professionals to achieve their professional goals, providing recognition, community and the voice of its membership.

    One of nine divisions of the global Chartered Governance Institute, which was established 130 years ago, The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland represents members working and studying in the UK and Ireland and in many other countries and regions including the Caribbean, parts of Africa and the Middle East.
  2. The Chartered Governance Institute’s Guernsey branch represents the interests of over 500 members and students in the Bailiwick. Chartered status is conferred on those with sufficient and relevant experience who have passed the Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Programme or an Accredited Master’s Degree. For those looking for a successful career in the offshore financial services sector, The Chartered Governance Institute offers a suite of qualifications in International Finance and Administration.

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