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Gill takes one challenge at a time


Gill Morris has joined the board of Aurigny as a non-executive director.

This is Gill’s fourth non-exec directorship but the first for one of the States Trading Assets. She has extensive experience of the inner workings of the States however, having taken on several public office panel and scrutiny roles relating to tax and finance in the past.

We asked her what she was looking forward to achieving with Aurigny:


Gill, how did you find out about the vacancy?

I saw the advertisement on the Women in Public Life Facebook feed and was also contacted by a recruiter who thought that I might be interested. I was finishing my Lands End to John O’Groats walk when I was called so waited until I finished before making a decision. One challenge at a time!

What attracted you to it?

I aim to use my skills and experience to help the island’s community in whatever way I can.  In the last electoral term, Peter Harwood and I headed up the Aurigny Efficiency Review which meant that I had some idea of the challenges faced by Aurigny.  Some of these have since been addressed but it seemed to me that there were still things to do.

What was the recruitment process like?

It took a while which gave me time to research and prepare, including talking to people who had experience of working with or for the business.  I had an interview with the non-executive directors of the Board and then met the executive before being appointed.

What are you looking forward to achieving?

Representing the community’s perspective to ensure that we have a local airline that serves the community, improves links to and from the island and maintains financial stability through the changes that it needs to make to thrive.  Oh, and getting to know what goes on behind the scenes.

Read more about Gill’s career on LinkedIn.


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: 

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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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