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Devt Agency Chair appointed


In June we flagged up the vacancy for the important role of Chair of Guernsey’s new Development Agency. The Agency will plan and oversee the development of St Peter Port and St Sampson’s harbours and the seafront in between.

The person appointed has just been announced and it’s Stuart Falla CBE, retired Chair of the Garenne Group (RG Falla etc) and a States member from 2004-2008. Stuart was the chair of the Seafront Enhancement Group, a precursor of the Development Agency, and is a Non-States Member of the States Trading Supervisory Board (STSB).

One of Stuart’s first tasks will be to recruit up to five directors to form the Development Agency board. The advert for those roles isn’t out yet, but, if you are interested, you can get an idea of board responsibilities from the original job spec for Chair.

Listen to BBC interview with Stuart Falla about his appointment (at 1:36:19).

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

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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