Andy Jehan has been appointed as Chair of the Board of Jersey Business, succeeding Wendy Lambert who joined Jersey Business as Chair in 2015.
Andy Jehan has over 37 years’ experience of working in projects, sales and operations for Jersey Post and is currently a Director and Company Secretary at St George’s Preparatory School. Andy is a member of the Chamber of Commerce Executive Council and is Chair of the Transport and Tourism committee. He is an active member of his local Parish of St John and was involved in the organising committee of the 2015 Island Games.
Commenting on his appointment Andy said ‘I was keen to join the Jersey Business team because of the great work they do, not only with new businesses but also existing business. Diversifying the economy and improving productivity are issues that Jersey Business can help address and I look forward to working with the team.’
Also joining the Board as a Non-Executive Director is Jennifer Carnegie. Jennifer is the Chief Operating Officer at Amicus Limited, a strategic leadership consultancy which works with organisations to maximise their performance and get the best from their people. She is also a co-opted Director with the Channel Islands Cooperative Society and is a Jersey Appointments Commissioner.
Graeme Smith, CEO, Jersey Business said ‘Jersey Business has been established for five years during which time it has built a fantastic reputation for giving sound business advice to start-up and established businesses in Jersey. As part of our normal governance process Wendy and Eliot Lincoln, who has been with Jersey Business from the start of its journey, have left the Board. Both Wendy and Eliot have steered the organization with energy and enthusiasm sharing their experience to help shape the way we deliver support to the local business community.’
Graeme continues, ‘ We are a small team and so it is important that everyone involved in the organization plays their part. I would like to thank Wendy and Eliot for their invaluable contribution and to welcome Andy and Jennifer to the Board for the next stage of our evolution.’
The recruitment of the Chairman was overseen by the Jersey Appointments Commission.