ICSA Guernsey Awards 2019 Winners announced at Annual Dinner

Guernsey, 20 November 2019 – The winners of The Chartered Governance Institute’s ICSA Guernsey Awards 2019, which recognise the achievements of Guernsey’s governance professionals and corporate service providers, were announced at a glittering awards dinner on Friday, 15 November 2019. The academic achievements of the Institute’s local members and students were also celebrated at the ICSA Guernsey Annual Awards Dinner 2019, which took place at the Duke of Richmond Hotel.

“We were delighted to have a fantastic turnout to celebrate the professional excellence of our award winners and the academic success of our local members and students,” said Paul Smith, Chair of the Institute’s Guernsey Branch. “The quality of award nominees improves year on year, which is testament to the value of good governance. Good governance benefits companies, large and small, by establishing a framework of processes and attitudes that add value to any business. It helps to build reputation and ensures long-term continuity and success. Our winners’ commitment to maintaining the highest standards of governance as they navigate the complex and ever changing legal and regulatory environments for clients is fully deserving of recognition.

“The academic success of our students also bodes well for the profession since these are the company secretaries, governance, risk and compliance professionals and administrators of the future who will ensure that Guernsey’s hard fought reputation as a trusted place to do business is maintained.”

The ICSA Guernsey Awards winners are as follows:

  • Company Secretary of the Year 2019: Nikolett Mezei, Carey Group
  • Governance Professional of the Year 2019: Rebecca Booth, Carey Group
  • Corporate Services Team of the Year 2019: Praxis IFM
  • The One to Watch 2019: Gemma Woods, Praxis IFM.

The awards were sponsored by Board Intelligence, First Intuition and Simplifie, all keen supporters of good governance and the Institute’s members.

Mr Smith, who sat on the judging panel commented: “Once again, we were most impressed with the professionalism and technical excellence demonstrated by all of the nominees. The level of governance expertise that Guernsey’s governance professionals possess makes the job of selecting the winners a very difficult task indeed.”

In addition to the announcement of the ICSA Guernsey Awards 2019 winners, Student Excellence Awards were presented to the following students:

  • Evie Page, Trust Administrator (Artemis Trusteed Limited): Best paper in Accounting (November 2018)
  • Ceisha Martin, Senior Administrator (TMF Group Fund Services Limited): Best paper in Investment (November 2018)
  • Danielle Bateman, Fund Administrator (Aztec Financial Services Guernsey Limited): Best paper in Business Management in Practice (November 2018)
  • Evie Page, Trust Administrator (Artemis Trusteed Limited): Best paper in Investment (June 2019)
  • Jorja Winter, Client Services Associate (Augentius Guernsey Limited): Best paper in Core eight modules (June 2019)
  • Christopher Bunney, Corporate Administrator (Louvre Fund Services Limited): Best paper in Business Management in Practice (June 2019)
  • Annie Goubert, Fund Administrator (Estera Administration Guernsey Limited): Best paper in Fund Administration (June 2019)
  • Danielle Haysom, Senior Fund Administrator (Ipes Guernsey Limited): Best paper in Financial Reporting and Governance (June 2019).

Geoff White, Investigative Journalist and co-creator of Edinburgh Fringe Festival sell-out show ‘The Secret Life of Your Mobile Phone’ was the guest speaker at the event.

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For further information, please contact Paul Smith, Guernsey Branch Chair:

paul@smith.gg 
+44 (0)1481 737245

or

Maria Brookes, Media Relations Manager
mbrookes@cgi.org.uk
+44 (0)20 7612 7072
+44 (0)7890 649 143

+44 (0)20 7612 7072
+44 (0)7890 649 143


Notes to Editors:

  1. The Chartered Governance Institute is the qualifying and membership body for governance with over 125 years’ experience of educating and supporting governance professionals. With a Royal Charter purpose of leading ‘effective and efficient governance and administration of commerce, industry and public affairs’, we provide professional development, guidance and thought leadership, and work with regulators and policy makers to champion high standards. Website: www.cgi.org.uk 
  2. The Chartered Governance Institute’s Guernsey branch represents the interests of 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. Website: www.cgi.org.uk/guernsey 

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