Guernsey Community Foundation Chief Executive to speak at Annual Awards Dinner for Guernsey’s governance stars

Guernsey, 23 September 2021 – The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland – Bailiwick of Guernsey Branch has today confirmed that Jim Roberts, Chief Executive of the Guernsey Community Foundation will speak at the Institute’s 2021 Annual Awards Dinner.

Taking place on Friday 29 October 2021 at the Duke of Richmond Hotel, the Awards Dinner will bring together the crème de la crème of Guernsey’s governance community to celebrate the achievements of governance experts and corporate service providers 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 chair of the Institute’s Guernsey branch says:

“I am delighted that Jim has accepted our invitation to be the guest speaker at this year’s Awards. The Foundation has done some amazing work in the past decade and I look forward to hearing how those working in the governance profession can forge closer links with the charity sector. Many of our members work as company secretaries and trust administrators within Guernsey’s thriving financial services industry, but their skills are equally relevant to the third sector. Indeed the Foundation itself has a company secretary to ensure that good corporate governance practices are followed and the charity meets its legal and statutory requirements.

“All organisations need good governance in order to succeed, which is why we celebrate those people who have accomplished a great deal in this field at our Annual Awards. Nominations for the Awards will remain open until midnight on 28 September and I would encourage anyone who feels that they have a governance champion in their midst to send in their nomination before the deadline. I was overjoyed to win Company Secretary of the Year last year and I look forward to handing over the baton to someone else this year.

“I would also like to thank our sponsors for their support with this event: Aspida Group, sponsor of The One to Watch award; TMF Group, sponsor of Governance Professional of Year; Northern Trust, which is kindly sponsoring the drinks reception; and First Intuition, sponsor of our Student Excellence Awards, which recognise those students who have excelled in the Institute’s global examinations.”

Anyone interested in nominating a colleague or service provider for an award can do so via  Anyone interested in booking a table for the Awards Dinner should 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.
  3. Jim Roberts, Chief Executive of the Guernsey Community Foundation
    Jim joined the Foundation in April 2017 after twenty years with the States of Guernsey. As Director of Housing, Jim had responsibility for the delivery of social housing and the implementation of general housing policy. Before that, he managed Supplementary Benefit and the Job Centre. He has a particular interest in social policy as it relates to disability and inclusion, public health, and the alleviation of poverty. He maintains extensive contacts in the States, voluntary and business sectors and leads the Foundation staff as Chief Executive and Board Director.

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