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Elaine breaks 212-year record

Elaine breaks 212-year record

Friday 17 July 2020

Elaine breaks 212-year record


Carey Olsen Partner Elaine Gray has been elected the new President of the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce – becoming the first woman to hold the position in the organisation's 212-year history.

Ms Gray, who is Partner and Head of the Carey Olsen Guernsey Dispute Resolution and Litigation team, has served as Vice-President of the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce for the past year.

ICYMI: Carey Olsen partner Elaine Gray has been elected the new president of @GuernseyChamber – the first female president in the organisation's 212-year history. #Guernsey #Guernseybusiness #ReviveandThrive https://t.co/uLKAc7DB8n

— Carey Olsen (@CareyOlsen) July 17, 2020

She was elected as President at this week's AGM, replacing Barrie Baxter, who had held the position since 2018.

"It is a huge honour to become the first female president of the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce, and I would like to thank Barrie for his excellent work and commitment over the past two years," said Ms Gray.

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Pictured: Outgoing Chamber President Barrie Baxter. 

"As an organisation, Chamber continues to play an incredibly important role in Guernsey's business community, representing businesses across all industries and sectors in relation to the latest issues and opportunities affecting them.

"No challenge is more pressing than Guernsey's ongoing response and recovery to the global coronavirus pandemic so we look forward particularly to representing members in our work with government on Guernsey's 'Revive and Thrive' strategy."

Pictured top: Elaine Gray. 

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