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New faces and roles at Express

New faces and roles at Express

Friday 01 April 2022

New faces and roles at Express

Friday 01 April 2022

Bailiwick Express has recently appointed new staff in its reporting, commercial and graphics teams in Guernsey as it continues to grow across the Channel Islands.

Poppy Murray and Kit Hannah have joined the company as News Reporters. Jenny Lambert has been appointed Sales Executive. And Tom Misselke-Evans has taken a role as Graphic Designer.

In an internal change between existing staff, with effect from today, Friday, former Deputy News Editor Matthew Leach has been appointed Acting News Editor and Matt Fallaize is now Senior Reporter.

James Filleul, Editor of Express across the Channel Islands, explained the reasons for restructuring the roles of the two Matts.


Pictured: James Filleul, Co-owner and Editor of Bailiwick Express across the Channel Islands.

"Matt Fallaize wants to focus on writing news stories and features and broadcasting interviews - essentially, finding and publishing agenda-setting stories and broadening our editorial and broadcasting content," said Mr Filleul.

"We both agreed that the role from which Matt can do that best is Senior Reporter. We are able to make that change from today because, after 18 months with the business, Matthew Leach is more than able and keen to take on the opportunity of stepping into the role of News Editor, initially on an acting basis.

"Matthew will lead our team of reporters to set out our daily news coverage, organise and support his team and make sure that our news systems and processes work as they should. He has done a great job reporting and editing since joining Express and is looking forward to this next step in his career in the media."

Matt Fallaize will remain as Editor of Connect, Express' sister publication, which is currently published six times a year and includes in-depth interviews with a business focus.


Pictured: Connect, the sister title of Express, which is published six times a year in Guernsey and 11 times a year in Jersey. 

In his role editing Connect, he will work closely with the company's commercial team, including new Sales Executive Jenny Lambert. 

"I am delighted to be joining the growing team as Sales Executive," said Ms Lambert.

"Having worked in marketing since I graduated from university in 2015, I am excited at the prospect of this new challenge. 2022 will be an exciting year as Bailiwick Express Guernsey continues to grow and it's great to be part of that journey." 

Poppy Murray was a journalist before becoming a freelance writer for nearly 10 years. Ms Murray is also known for her work in the third sector, including as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Lloyds Bank Foundation, and this year she has been recognised as one of the Bailiwick's iconic women by Women in Public Life.

“I was drawn to study and work in journalism because of the hugely important role it plays in being an honest, objective and reliable source of information," said Ms Murray.

"I am delighted to have joined the excellent team at Bailiwick Express and look forward to helping make the news accessible across multiple platforms and giving a voice to the community.”


Pictured: The team of journalists at Express are committed to bringing readers and listeners the news and features which shape and reflect the life of the Bailiwick. 

Kit Hannah, a politics student, is just starting his career in the media.

"I first saw the opportunity with Bailiwick Express online. I was seeking out a serious career over a few years that I felt was in line with my personal principles and was dynamic day-to-day and measurably rewarding," said Mr Hannah.

"After a brief, unfulfilling stint in insurance, it is great to now work for a growing and forward-thinking organisation. 

"A few years after completing my politics studies at the University of Leeds, I feel I am well equipped to contribute not just to the news team but to the community at large.”

Tom Misselke-Evans recently graduated in Graphic Design from Arts University Bournemouth.

"I moved back to Guernsey full time to take this role at Express," said Mr Misselke-Evans.

"I am really keen to use my design principles to support both daily news and some of the more in-depth work of Express."

Mr Filleul welcomed all of the new appointments to the business. 

"It's an exciting time for Express and Connect in Guernsey, not least because in recent months we have built a largely new team with a great mix of experience in our industry and of island life together with youth and fresh ideas," he said. "I'm looking forward to working with the new faces and continuing to work with existing colleagues to keep driving our business forward."

Pictured (top, clockwise from bottom left): Matthew Leach, Acting News Editor; Matt Fallaize, Senior Reporter; Jenny Lambert, Sales Executive; Kit Hannah, News Reporter; Poppy Murray, News Reporter; and Tom Misselke-Evans, Graphic Designer.

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