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Jane helps Post face interesting times

 

Jane St Pier has joined the board of Guernsey Post as a non-executive director.

We caught up with Jane just after her appointment was approved by the States and asked her what had attracted her to the role:

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Jane, how did you find out about the vacancy?

An advert in the Guernsey Press (“old school”).

What attracted you to it?

I’ve always had a soft spot for the Guernsey Post. Their staff are great, they are a true community organisation and they are currently facing some very interesting challenges. I agree with Tom Peters that “business is community and community is business”.

The experience and skill set that they were seeking matched with mine, especially finance and risk, and after some further research I decided that I was keen to apply for the role. It’s interesting work in an interesting organisation.

What was the recruitment process like?

Straightforward: applying by letter with my cv, and prior to being interviewed I was offered a meeting with the CEO, which was most helpful.

There was only one interview, with a mixture of current Guernsey Post NEDs and Deputies from STSB.

What are you looking forward to achieving?

In the short term, I look forward to getting to know the staff and Board, and understanding the business they operate. Beyond this, Guernsey Post is facing interesting times and I hope to be able to help them navigate through this, whilst adding value for all the stakeholders.

 

 

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.

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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: data.ipu.org) 

Are you from South Africa? Please email hello@womeninpubliclife.gg 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. 

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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: data.ipu.org) 

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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