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.