BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Robert Shepherd / Chairman
Rob is an Advocate and Partner at Mourant Ozannes. He was Managing Partner of the firm’s Guernsey office from 2005 to 2013 since when he has been Senior Partner of the firm globally. He has been Chairman of the Guernsey Cheshire Home for six years and is a very pro-active member of the board. Though his best footballing days are perhaps behind him, he’s still happy to turn out for the Home’s Muratti team against the Jersey Cheshire Home.
Barrie Duerden / Director
Barrie Duerden is an experienced financial services professional from Guernsey and has more than 25 years’ experience in the investment and wealth management industry. He began his career in accountancy before moving into Investment Management, joining Credit Suisse in 1987 and working in a variety of private client and investment management roles in Guernsey, Switzerland and New York. Barrie is an extreme runner and has achieved many challenging runs and in 2016 completed two 100 mile runs in aid of the Guernsey Cheshire Home and is looking for more challenges.
David Leafe / Director
David is a HR consultant who previously worked with major companies in the international finance industry. He is Chairman of the GTA University Centre and on the board of Drug Concern. David assists the Home’s management in HR matters and also with facility and building aspects to ensure the maintenance of the infrastructure and sustainability of the building and the services provided.
Paul Ockleford / Director
Paul is an experienced financial services professional with nearly 30 years’ experience who moved to Guernsey with his family 22 years ago. Currently managing his Consultancy business and representing clients in Guernsey, Gibraltar and Malta.
Paul is a qualified trustee and holder of the Society of Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Trustees International Diploma and the Institute of Directors (IOD) Diploma in Company Direction.
Susan Bowditch / Secretary
Susan has been involved with the Guernsey Cheshire Home since 2007, originally as Secretary to the Foundation Committee, and since 2010 when Guernsey Cheshire Home was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee, as Secretary to the Board of the LBG. Susan has worked in the finance industry in Guernsey for more than 30 years, primarily in the fiduciary sector, in a variety of company secretarial and compliance roles.
Nic Mountain / Home Manager
Nic has worked in nursing for over 30 years and has been the Home’s manager for five of those. He is responsible for the day-today running of the Home and the care of all full time residents and respite visitors.
Cherry McMillen, Patron.
Cherry McMillen was born and brought up in Northern Ireland until she was 13 years when her family moved to England. She was educated in Belfast and read history at the University of Warwick where she graduated with an Honours degree in 1977. She converted to law and following articles in London, she was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1984. She was a partner of Wallace Bogan from 1989 to 1992 specialising in family, criminal and housing law. She left in 1992 to set up in practice as a principal of her own firm specialising in family and criminal law. She gained additional experience as a Duty Court and Police Station Solicitor commencing in 1986 and as a Law Society Children’s Panel member commencing in 1988.
She was appointed a Deputy District Judge (Magistrate’s Court) a part time judicial appointment which she held from 1999 to 2004. Cherry, was recruited to the Royal Court in Guernsey in 2004 and promoted to Lieutenant Bailiff in 2005. In 2009, she was appointed as a Judge of the Magistrates Court. Since coming to the Island she has taken the opportunity to learn and play Bridge and is a dedicated and prolific fund raiser for the Home.
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With NO direct States Funding we are reliant on our fund raising & donations. It costs over £1,100,000 annually to run the Home.