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Hana helps charities reach the next level


Hana Plsek is a senior associate at local legal firm, Mourant, specialising in employment law.

She is also a St Andrew’s Douzenier, an IoD committee member, a non-exec for the Guernsey Employment Trust and she supports Women in Public Life with legal advice.

Recently she was appointed to the board of the Lloyds Bank Foundation of the Channel Islands in a competitive recruitment process. The Foundation gives grants to charities that help disadvantaged people play a fuller role in the community.

We asked Hana what attracted her to the role and what she was looking forward to:


How did you find out about the role?

I was approached by a member of the board, Poppy Murray, who asked if I would be interested. I was!

What attracted you to it?

Two things. One was the opportunity to be a giver. I am so looking forward to being able to give people and groups the funding they need to take their charity to the next level and provide people with opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have. Two was being able to see the inner workings of how decisions are made. I’ve assisted a few charities in the past to get funding and while there are set criteria, it will be great to see how the discussions around the table unfold and what people are really looking for.

What was the recruitment process like?

Thorough. There was a lengthy application process with detailed questions followed by a panel interview. I also had a subsequent interview after that. The whole process was incredibly inclusive insofar as I was learning about Lloyds as much as they were learning about me. Having said that, having not had an interview in quite a few years, it was very nerve racking!

What are you looking forward to achieving?

I am really looking forward to getting to know the projects we support and the people behind them. I am looking forward to getting stuck in and working with a whole group of people I don’t know (yet).


Find out more about Hana and the Lloyd’s Foundation in this Bailiwick Express article:

New board member for Lloyds Foundation

Guernsey’s iconic women of the future?

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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: 

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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.

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