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New appointments to the Board

The States of Jersey Development Company (JDC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Carolyn Dwyer as a Non-Executive Director to the board and Fiona Smith as the Company’s first board apprentice.

Carolyn Dwyer’s appointment was approved by the States Assembly on 23 April 2021. Until recently, Carolyn’s role was the Director of Built Environment for the City of London. The strategic objective of the City of London is to create a world-class international centre for financial and professional services. Carolyn’s department had a vital role in maintaining the international competitiveness of the City, this included the development of buildings, public realm, transport, digital and infrastructure systems.

Carolyn was also responsible for developing policy framework for planning in the city which included spatial allocation, transport, environment, housing, smart city, culture, security, climate resistance and digital infrastructure.

Carolyn holds a Degree in Civil Engineering, a Diploma in Transportation, a Diploma in Management, is a Chartered Member of Logistics and Transport, a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, a Fellow of the Institute of Couriers and a Member of the Institute of Directors.

Fiona Smith - Head of Business Management and Governance for Economy within the Government of Jersey will also join the Company’s Board meetings over the next 12 months as a board apprentice. The ‘I WILL’ programme was launched to support and inspire more women into leadership roles, the initiative provides hands-on board experience for successful local applicants.

Fiona has a MSc in Psychology, a MEd in Leadership and Management, is an International Compliance Association Member with a Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance, is a Chartered Manager and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

Paul Masterton, Chair of JDC said: “We are delighted to welcome both Carolyn and Fiona to the Board. Carolyn’s 34 years’ of experience in ‘place making’ and regeneration will bring a significant contribution to the company’s plans, in particular on the Southwest St Helier Visionary Framework.

We are also delighted to support the Government of Jersey’s ‘I WILL’ programme which offers leadership opportunities for women in the public sector. We hope Fiona will benefit, gaining new skills and insights during her apprenticeship with us and we are looking forward to her active contribution to board discussions”.

There is a national focus and commitment to improving diversity on company boards and in particular addressing the gender balance on boards. JDC’s participation in the ‘I WILL’ programme will help support development of the next generation of non-executive directors.

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