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Paul Masterton – Chair

Paul brings an extensive business background to the Board having led large companies in Europe, America and the Far East.  During his career he has successfully built and led management teams, with a focus on mentoring and development.  Additionally, Paul served as CEO for the Durrell Conservation Wildlife Trust and was the founding Chairman for Digital Jersey, the island’s digital development agency.  His current non-executive directorships include Insurance Corporation of the Channel Islands, as chairman, 3i Infrastructure, Jersey Development Company and the Channel islands Competition & Regulatory Authority.


John Pinel

John was born and educated in Jersey before joining the Army. He is married with two grown up children.

John is currently the Commander of St John Ambulance Jersey and Chairman of the Gurkha Welfare Trust Jersey, both voluntary roles and is involved with a number of other charities. John is an ex-Army Colonel having served for 25 years in both the Far East with the Gurkhas and Europe with British troops. He left the Army in 1995 to take up the post of CEO of Jersey Post International Ltd for 14 years. He was then the Chief Executive of the Jersey Voluntary and Community Sector Ltd for 6 years.


Marc Burton

Marc Burton is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Buildings and is the CEO of the Garenne Construction Group for the Channel Islands responsible for business such as Camerons, RG Falla AFM, Geomarine, Rabeys and AFM.  Marc has been involved in the construction of many significant projects in Jersey including the Jersey opera House, Albert Pier flats, the Radisson Hotel, Energy Waste Plant and the International Finance Centre.  Marc is also the Vice Chairman of the Jersey Cheshire Home and the Jersey Construction Council (JeCC) and previously chaired the JeCC’s Education and Training Sub-Committee.  Marc actively promotes training and education within the Garenne Group and is a keen supporter as an employer of Highlands, Skills Jersey and Trackers.


Paul Harding RIBA MIoD

Paul is a Chartered Architect by profession with wide experience in the design and construction industry. He currently sits on the RIBA Professional Standards panel amongst other voluntary positions. He established the Jersey Construction Council being their inaugural Board Chairman for three years and was President of the Association of Jersey Architects for three two-year terms. Paul is passionate about Further and Higher Vocational Education, joining the Board of Governors in 2003. Between 2012 and 2014 he was Chairman of Governors and currently Chairs the Governors Quality and Standards Committee.


Richard Corrigan

Richard Corrigan was appointed to the role of Chief Officer – Financial Services, Digital and Enterprise in April 2017. Working in the Chief Minister’s Department, Richard leads a team of officials in the development and implementation of policy and legislation towards the financial and digital sectors as well as cross-cutting matters of competition and innovation.

Prior to this appointment Richard was Deputy CEO of Jersey Finance Limited, where he led a team promoting Jersey as a well-regulated, internationally co-operative financial centre.

Richard acted as board director for various trust company, fund services and investment management businesses.

He is a member of both the Institute of Directors and the Institute of Financial Services. Richard is Chair of the Governing Board at Highlands College, Jersey and a member of the Prince’s Trust Steering Group for Jersey.


Sylvia Milner

Sylvia Milner has been an Invited Governor since 2015. She is a member of the Safeguarding Committee at Highlands College and has chaired the College’s Self-Assessment Report review. She was a Jurat of the Royal Court of Jersey (a Jersey lay judge) for four years, dealing with a very broad range of criminal and civil matters. Before this she was a doctor, working originally with women and children. She also worked with the Social Security Department and various tribunals. She is currently Chair of a local charity for the disabled.


David Elliott

David is the Business Development Director of Voisins Department Store and the Chairman/Founder of the newly formed Jersey Retail Association.  He has had a long career in retailing, particularly department stores, in the UK and Dublin these include Debenhams, Selfridges, Bentalls, and Arnott’s holding a variety of senior positions

He came to work in Voisins in 2007, and is passionate about encouraging retailing as a worthwhile career and helped to encourage setting up retail courses on the Highlands’ syllabus.


Tina Palmer

Tina has spent most of her career in resourcing and is a Director of ASL Recruitment who offers recruitment services to candidates from school leavers to executive level. ASL also has a specialist division for technical and IT sector. These roles are predominately in financial services. She works with clients as an extension to their in-house team in a way that best suits their needs.

Tina has first-hand knowledge of market trends, working conditions and professional development opportunities across the industry. Tina regularly gives careers advice and guidance to students on a one to one basis and delivers group workshops at local colleges and schools. The workshops look at top tips for CV writing, along with full support through mock interviews and an explanation of the recruitment process.

Tina is an experienced networker who, as a result, has a wide and diverse list of contacts both in Jersey and elsewhere.  She attends a wide variety of functions and seminars on a wide variety of topics including the monthly lunches for Chamber and IOD.


Committee work

Employment Forum (2002 – 2008) the forum were responsible for enabling employment legislation.

JEND (2006 – 2008) Jersey Employment Network on Disability is made up of a growing number of employers in the Island who are committed to providing real jobs for individuals with a disability.

Skills Board (2008 – 2011) – established by the Council Ministers in 2008

​​ The Skills Board was ‘employer led’ collectively referred to as ‘Skills Jersey’

2015 – Present:          Member of the IOD committee for the Work Shadow Scheme

Oct 2017 – Present:    Member of the Board of Governors – Highlands College

Nov 2018 – Present:   Member of Chamber of Commerce Sub Committee for HR and Training

Dec 2018 – Present:   Member of the Women in Tech Committee via Digital Jersey


Alice Nunn

Alice Nunn has been a Governor since 2018. She and her husband are the leaders of the Salvation Army in Jersey, a church and charity that seeks to offer practical help and support to anyone who may need it. In Alice’s previous work she was a youth and community worker and also worked in a residential Childrens’ home. She is passionate about community, inclusion and social justice.

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