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Talent wanted to guide east coast development plans

Talent wanted to guide east coast development plans

Tuesday 08 November 2022

Talent wanted to guide east coast development plans

Tuesday 08 November 2022

The body tasked with overseeing the development of Guernsey's east coast is looking for additional Non-Executive Directors to join the board to help shape future plans.

The Guernsey Development Agency (‘Agency’) wants to use the skills of five additional experienced individuals, in conjunction with the existing board members.

‌Led by former MD of RG Falla, and former deputy, Stuart Falla, the Agency is intended to act as "the coordinating authority for the integrated development and enhancement of the island’s east coast".

Mr Falla's position as Chair-Designate has been questioned by both States members and members of the public, but he previously told a Scrutiny Committee hearing that he would be working as part of a team and not making any individual decisions himself.


Pictured: Stuart Falla CBE is the Chair-Designate of the Guernsey Development Agency.

The Agency has been formed to act as "a bridge between various political committees and public service departments".

Mr Falla said the board will be bringing together policies relevant to the planning and delivery of complex projects which will contribute to the island’s future economic and social success. 

“We need the very best people with a balance of different talents and career backgrounds; committed individuals who are prepared to ‘roll their sleeves up’ in order to bring this innovative vision to life,” he said.

As Mr Falla stated at the Scrutiny hearing earlier this autumn the Board will be brought together with a diverse skill set from real-world commercial expertise and social accountability. The five non-executive directors being selected now will be chosen to "ensure the community’s resources and assets achieve the greatest future economic and social outcomes". 

Any potential candidates for the five non executive board roles have until Christmas Eve to apply.

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Pictured: There is more information about the Guernsey Development Agency on its website HERE.

In the New Year the Board will have to work together to set out the Agency’s strategic direction and to prepare the Long-Term Development Plan for Guernsey’s east coast infrastructure.

The Board will be responsible for managing the island's land assets, while establishing commercial partnerships, working with the community, overseeing infrastructure development and ultimately they will have to deliver positive economic, social and environmental outcomes. 

The Board will report to a political oversight group and its Shareholder – The States of Guernsey. 

Mr Falla said the work ahead will require experience and commitment from all of the board members.

“The Agency wants to attract experienced directors to the Board who care deeply about our island community and who can individually, and collectively, contribute to the strategy, planning and development of all frameworks necessary to implement complex infrastructure development projects,” he said.


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