Laura McKerrell has been selected from a pool of nearly 50 candidates to join the board of the newly-formed Nature Commission.
Most recently Executive Director of the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce, Laura has over ten years’ experience working within communications and project management. She is currently self-employed, working with clients around the world predominantly in the publishing industry.
Locally born and raised, Laura has always had a great love of the outdoors and, as a result, has a keen awareness of the need to protect and help to enhance the very special island of Guernsey.
We asked Laura what inspired her to apply and what she’s hoping to achieve:
How did you find out about the Nature Commission and its search for directors?
I believe I first saw the call out on the Guernsey Community Foundation’s website and/or their social media.
What inspired you to apply?
I was interested in taking up a local voluntary position and the preservation of the island’s natural environment is something I care deeply about, so the Nature Commission jumped out at me as a great opportunity.
What do you hope to achieve as a board member?
Our aim as the Nature Commission is to protect and enhance the biodiversity of the island within a generation. As the parent of young children, I want to play an active role in ensuring we are taking meaningful and effective steps towards a better future for them. I aim to support our Executive team in establishing strong relationships across all stakeholders and engaging those not yet invested in change.