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Development Agency chair


**For information only: Applications closed**. 


The Policy and Resources Committee is looking to recruit the Chair of the Guernsey Development Agency to oversee the development of St Peter Port and St Sampson’s harbours and the seafront in between.

They need someone ‘with a good understanding of the development industry and the political structures of the States of Guernsey, who is able to work with a range of groups and individuals’.

Once in post, the Chair will recruit up to five directors, supporting a staff team of three. The Chair will receive fee of £25,000 a year, plus expenses.

Full job spec
Background on the Development Agency – media cuttings, links to policy papers etc.

For more information, or to apply, contact Lois Keyte on or 01481 223529.


Closed: 5pm Wednesday 29 June 2022



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.


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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