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Development Agency board


The Policy and Resources Committee is creating a board to oversee the development of St Peter Port and St Sampson’s harbours and the seafront in between.

The new Development Agency will comprise a chair and up to five directors, supporting a staff team of three. The board positions are paid non-exec roles.

Deputies amended and approved P&R’s proposals during their 30 March 2022 States meeting.

The Board roles have not yet been advertised but if you are keen to express an early interest, contact Steve Wakelin, Chief Strategy and Policy Officer –


Priorities for the Development Agency:

  • the harbours and areas adjacent to the harbours;
  • the blue economy and the green economy;
  • the visitor economy by enhancing the offer to tourists;
  • a development strategy for the Bridge;
  • making Town and the Bridge more attractive places to live and work;
  • new housing as part of regeneration projects; and
  • projects to promote decarbonisation and mitigate climate change.


Person specification:

  • An understanding of influencers and stakeholders in Guernsey
  • A strong link into the business community and third sector with an understanding of the environmental, economic, social and value drivers required to futureproof the island and harness this opportunity
  • An understanding of the real estate market and transactions at a high level
  • A clear understanding of local entrepreneurial organisations that are capable of enlivening the areas and can be encouraged to effect change in the immediate future.


All the appointments will be made through an open and transparent process, starting with the chair who will then be involved in recruiting board members.

Successful candidates will be paid in the region of £8,500 a year which is the same rate as non-States members on the States Trading and Supervisory Board.

Background information about the Development Agency proposal



Guernsey’s iconic women of the future?

Thank you for nominating a young woman or girl for our future iconic Guernsey women campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day!

Nominations close on Sunday 6 March at 17.00.

Please fill in the details below.


Miriam Makeba - South Africa

Nominated by: Christine James

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (1932 to 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was an advocate against apartheid and white-minority government in South Africa. In 2020 she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 women of the century. 

South Africa is ranked 12th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 45.8% (source: 

Are you from South Africa? Please email if there is a social or cultural group for people from South Africa in Guernsey.

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The original image “The Hague Jazz 2008 – Miriam Makeba” by Haags Uitburo is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. 


Jacinda Ardern - New Zealand

Nominated by: Martin Lock

Jacinda Ardern (born 1980) has served as prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. In 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, rapidly introducing strict gun laws in response, and throughout 2020 she directed the country’s widely praised response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ardern was the world’s second elected head of government to give birth in office when her daughter was born in 2018. ‘An inspiring Prime Minister who brought a nation together with true leadership, empathy and compassion.’

New Zealand is ranked 4th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 48.3% (source: 

Other iconic women: Dame Whina Cooper, nominated by Claire Fisher, and Kate Sheppard, nominated by Anna Cooper.

Are you from New Zealand? You may be interested in joining the ANZACs in Guernsey Facebook group

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