Julian Winser (Chair)
Julian is Chief Executive of Schroders in the Channel Islands. Before arriving in Guernsey in 2005, he worked for Schroders in London as a private banker, prior to which he was at Baring Asset Management in London looking after pension fund and charity investments. Julian’s early career was as an Army Officer serving in the Royal Green Jackets and as a helicopter pilot in the Army Air Corps. Julian’s varied career has allowed him the privilege of seeing and meeting many different people, cultures and issues. He has completed the Marathon des Sables, the Himalayan 100-mile Race and the Jungle Marathon as well as a number of ‘normal’ marathons. He has been President of the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce, and is a director of the Youth Commission of Guernsey and Alderney.
Louise qualified as an English solicitor with Slaughter and May in 1989 and moved to Guernsey in 1990 to join Carey Langlois (now Carey Olsen). She qualified as a Guernsey Advocate in 1995. Louise is a founding Partner, and also the Managing Partner, of AO Hall Legal Specialists which was established in 2005. Her area of expertise is Employment Law. Louise is an active member of the Chamber of Commerce and is currently a serving member of Chamber Council.
Louise completed her secondary education in Lancashire and gained a BSc in Management Sciences from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology before qualifying as a solicitor.
She has a son, Robert, and a liking for Burmese cats and penguins.
Director, Dexion Capital (Guernsey) Limited
Robin became an Executive Director of Dexion Capital (Guernsey) Limited in April 2012, having been a Non-Executive Director since 2004. Prior to becoming an executive director of Dexion, Robin was Chairman of Dominion Group Limited which he joined in 2006. Prior to this, from 2004 to 2006, he was Managing Director of Management International (Guernsey) Limited, a subsidiary of Bank of Bermuda Limited (now HSBC Securities Services (Guernsey) Limited following acquisition by HSBC). Previously, Robin was Managing Director of Rothschild Asset Management (CI) Limited in Guernsey and a Director of Rothschild Asset Management Limited, London. He joined Rothschild in 1980 and so has over 30 years’ experience of fund management and fund administration. Robin is an Associate of the Institute of Financial Services and a Fellow of The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.
Soo has been involved in Education for most of her working life. Her background is in science teaching, and she has taught in both primary and secondary schools in South East London for more than 17 years. She was a Headteacher of a school spanning the age range of 3 to 16 years before joining the Department of Design at Goldsmiths, University of London in 1994. During her time in design she was involved in a number of government research projects concerned with the assessment of design innovation, the exploration of the transferability of design skills and attitudes of potential design teachers
In 2002 she moved to the Department of Educational Studies during which time she became extensively involved in curriculum development. She took on the role of Head of Initial Teacher Education and was responsible for the partnership and coordination of primary schools. Prior to her retirement in 2010 she was appointed Deputy Head of Department and Senior Lecturer.
In early 2010 she moved to Guernsey to be with her husband and enjoys all aspects of an outdoor life which the island offers. She is currently engaged with community work; working as a volunteer and is a member of the Fundraising Committee for the Guernsey Voluntary Service.
Robert Childs is a seasoned IT professional with over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry. A highly qualified Microsoft consultant and trainer specialising in cyber warfare defence, Robert had a career change in 2014 when he moved to lecturing at Guernsey College of Further Education. Robert had previously taught at Rotherham Technical College at the start of his career.
Before joining the lecturing staff at the College, Robert had worked for a major Guernsey IT service provider and has over 20 years’ experience locally of technical architecture, security design and management experience in multi stakeholder high value IT platform implementations. Well known throughout the local IT industry, Robert is a past chair of the British Computer Society, and is the current chair of the local branch of the College Lecturers’ Union, UCU.
Robert relaxes by competing in judo events, still represents the island at judo, and is current chair of the Guernsey Judo Club.
Louise became Principal of the College in September 2016.
She joined the College in 2001 when, returning to the island, she became a lecturer in the health and social services faculty. She then became assistant principal and eventually vice-principal in 2013. She sees her role as an ‘enabler’ ensuring that her team is equipped and able to deliver what our students need. Her number one focus is to ensure that College students have the best experience they possibly can and that they have every opportunity to attain their individual ambitions whatever they might be.
Technician and Estates Manager of CoFE
Tony is originally from Coventry in the UK and moved to Guernsey when his family moved here in the 1970s, he is married to a local girl Karen and has a daughter Saskia.
Coming from an Electrical Engineering background, he started work at the College as an Electrical Technician and has worked in numerous roles across the College including Senior Technician, prior to being appointed to his current post as Technician and Estates Manager, and he has now worked at the College in various roles for over 37 years.
Tony also has qualifications in Electronics, IT and Management Studies (from Portsmouth University and ILM)
For many years Tony has also been a part time tutor at the College, on BTEC National Courses.
External interests include motorsport and water sports, Tony has a Yacht-masters Certificate, and although initially interested in yacht racing, he later moved to powerboat racing, where he won races at national and international level and has come 2nd and 3rd in Offshore Powerboat World championships.