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Guernsey’s new Nature Commission


**For information only: Applications closed**. 


Guernsey has a Sports Commission, and Arts Commission, a Youth Commission – and now a Nature Commission.

And the new Commission is looking for directors

Dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the Island’s biodiversity and natural environment, the Guernsey Nature Commission will work in collaboration with the government, the third sector, business and the wider public.

They are looking to recruit eight volunteer non-executive directors, including a Treasurer/Finance Director and someone who, in time, can take over from Fiona Bateson as Chair. The first job of the Board will be to recruit a Chief Executive and additional staff members.

The board will meet monthly initially, then bi-monthly. Timing of board meetings will be flexible to suit the people recruited.

Jim Roberts from the Guernsey Community Foundation said:

“We’re trying not to be too prescriptive about the skills and experience that we want at board level. We might recruit some people with specific qualifications relating to the environment, or we might simply look for people with expertise and attributes that make for a strong environmental charity board, e.g. an accountant, a lawyer specialising in contract law, and individuals with expertise in corporate governance, green finance, HR, economics (with an interest in natural capital accounting) and project management. This is not an exclusive list. All candidates should have an interest in the terrestrial and marine environments”.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to play a key role in helping to ensure a healthy, resilient, sustainable natural environment in Guernsey that will benefit generations to come.

To express and interest and find out more, contact Jim Roberts by emailing

Read the launch announcement.
Read the Guernsey Press article.
Read Guernsey’s Strategy for Nature.



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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