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Guernsey's 'Directors of Tomorrow' attend IoD conference

Guernsey's 'Directors of Tomorrow' attend IoD conference

Thursday 14 March 2019

Guernsey's 'Directors of Tomorrow' attend IoD conference

Three of Guernsey's 'Directors of Tomorrow' have attended the first Institute of Directors student conference, in Salford.

Abigail Galpin and Danielle Parr from Ladies' College and Joe Ozanne from the College of Further Education won the trip as part of an initiative, funded by the Ana Leaf Foundation.

Accompanied by IoD Guernsey committee member Nichole Culverwell, the students spent the morning in Media City touring the BBC studios and surrounding area. They finished the day at Salford University where they attended the IoD conference called 'Inspiring Future Leaders'.


Pictured: The group had a behind-the-scenes tour of the BBC studios and sport building.

"All the speakers at the confrence were engaging but my favourite was Matt Haworth, a young entrepreneur who set up his own socially conscious business at just 19," said Miss Parr. "His talk, which focused on finding something you are really passionate about and the intrinsic reasons you want to succeed rather than notions of 'getting rich' and 'being successful', was particularly interesting."

Mr Ozanne said: "The topic of improving our leadership skills was extremely useful. I would thoroughly recommend students getting involved in the Directors of Tomorrow scheme as it opens up a lot of opportunities."

The initiative was set up by the Ana Leaf Foundation eight years ago. It invites teachers to nominate students, based on their interest in business, economics and current affairs, to attend the annual Guernsey IoD Convention. Each student then submits a blog reflecting on the convention's theme.

Mrs Culverwell said: "I was very impressed with the engagement of the students and their insightful comments and questions. It is very clear that the trip has had a real impact on them."

Pictured top: Abigail Galpin, Danielle Parr and Joe Ozanne.

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