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The Ladies' College

Board of Governors

Our Board of Governors meet twice a term. To contact the Board of Governors please write to:

Miss Elizabeth Bridge, Vice Principal, Bursar & Clerk to the Governors, The Ladies' College, Les Gravées, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1RW

 Caroline Chan

Advocate Caroline Chan
Chair of the Board of Governors

Advocate Chan is an Old Girl and a former Head Girl. After leaving The Ladies’ College, she studied Law at St Anne’s College, Oxford and has practised as a corporate lawyer for over 30 years, including as a partner in Mourant Ozannes’ corporate law team until Spring 2020. Before returning home, Advocate Chan qualified as a solicitor in both England and Hong Kong, whilst working for Allen & Overy in London and Hong Kong for 9 years. She is married with three children and particularly enjoys following tennis and hockey.


Peter Miller

Mr Peter Miller
Vice Chair of the Board of Governors

Mr Miller is an Associate Partner at EY, where he specialises in the provision of assurance services to the asset management and insurance industries. A Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years' experience in the finance industry, he moved to Guernsey in 1997 following completion of a Master of Arts degree in Accountancy and Finance at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Mr Miller is married with one son and a daughter who finished her studies at The Ladies' College last year.

 Heidi Soulsby

Deputy Heidi Soulsby MBE
Member of the Board of Governors

Deputy Soulsby is a serving Deputy of the States of Guernsey, having been first elected in 2012, and was the first female Deputy Chief Minister of Guernsey. A Chartered Accountant, she qualified in the City of London, before moving to Guernsey in 1990. She was a director at KPMG and Chief Operating Officer at Carey Olsen before setting up mondomundi, a 'not just for profit' company with her husband in 2006. She also co-founded the Parish Group Ltd, a licensed fiduciary company in 2010. She has two children, one who attended The College, and is a keen cyclist who can be seen cycling throughout the island – when not busily tweeting her position on the latest local news.

 Catharine Walter

Mrs Catharine Walter
Member of the Board of Governors

Mrs Walter is an executive director of Walter Property Limited, a family-owned company that invests in Guernsey and Jersey property. She also serves as a director on a number of other property development and investment companies in the Channel Islands and property funds with assets in the UK, and other jurisdictions. She began her career in nursing and general practice, which included working as a lecturer in general practice administration in London and working as practice manager of the largest medical practice in Guernsey for twenty years. She continues her links with the medical profession by acting as the Honorary Secretary of the local Division of the British Medical Association. She was appointed an Associate Governor in September 2014 where her property expertise has assisted with the Phase 3 Development.


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Mr Brian Acton
Member of the Board of Governors

Mr Acton is currently Senior Advisor to Butterfield Trust and is actively involved in leading the Groups business development activities in Asia. Prior to this appointment he worked for National Bank Private Banking in Christchurch New Zealand and has also held an extensive career with Lloyds TSB in Guernsey managing the Private Banking and Trust Operations as well as being Island Director. He has lived in Guernsey from a child with a working career that has involved extensive international travel proactively marketing financial services on a global basis.

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Ms Eve Jardine-Young
Member of the Board of Governors

As Principal of Cheltenham Ladies’ College since 2011, Eve Jardine-Young, has led an educational community which champions women’s education, is forward looking, inclusive and service-oriented, and which inspires creativity and independence within its pupils. She chairs the World Leading Schools Association, is a graduate of Pembroke College, Cambridge, having trained as a structural engineer. Eve was born and raised in Malawi, Central Africa.

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Ms Amy Richards

Member of the Board of Governors

Amy Richards is an alumna and former Head Girl. After leaving The Ladies’ College, she studied at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge reading History and then Law. Amy’s career is focused in business strategy, commercial and workforce design, large-scale change management and business transformation. She has extensive experience working and advising clients in North and Central America, the UK, Western Europe and Asia – this has included many years living in the United States, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Amy was, most recently, the global Head of Commercial Effectiveness for Mercer, a Marsh McLennan company. Mercer is a leading consulting firm that helps companies around the world advance the health, wealth, and careers of their people with a particular focus on the future of work. Amy enjoys spending her spare time outdoors and is a keen hiker and sailor, having sailed across the Atlantic three times, among other adventures.

Associate Governors



 Allister Langlois

Mr Allister Langlois
Associate Governor

Mr Langlois is semi-retired following a varied career in education, business consultancy and Guernsey politics. Most recently he was Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Social Security in the States of Guernsey, the national government of the island. He also carried lead political responsibility for staffing, wages and pensions and for a period of time was Deputy Education Minister. Before that Mr Langlois was Joint Managing Director of a company providing a range of consultancy services throughout the United Kingdom and further field with particular emphasis on training and education. In the first phase of his career, he was a lecturer in management and finance in further and higher education

 Joey Freeman

Dr Joey Freeman
Associate Governor

Dr. Freeman is a scientist with over 20 years of experience leading research projects, running teams, lecturing and working in some of the most prestigious universities in the world. She is a Fulbright Fellow and earned her Doctorate in Biomechanics from the University of California, Berkeley. Her studies focused predominantly on flight biomechanics in birds and insects. As an academic, she is passionate about education and she is keen to encourage more women to develop interests and careers in science and engineering. Since moving to Guernsey with her family in 2019, she has established a wellness and Pilates business, taken on Director positions and works with charities. She has a daughter currently in the Junior School, Melrose.

Chris Colclough

Mr Chris Colclough

Associate Governor

Chris is currently Head of Wealth Management at Canaccord Genuity where he provides leadership to the Portfolio Management and Stockbroking teams in Guernsey. He is also a member of the firm's International Executive Committee and Divisional Risk Committee where he contributes to the development of its international business strategy and operational resilience. Educated in Guernsey, he studied Law at the University of Exeter and subsequently went on to work for HSBC in their Global Asset Management division in London, before returning to the island. He is married with two children, with his daughter currently in our Senior School, and likes to make the most of Guernsey’s beautiful coastline, running on our cliffs or open water swimming.

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Advocate Elizabeth Couch

Associate Governor

Elizabeth is a former Head Girl. After leaving The Ladies' College she studied Law at the University of Bristol before moving to London where she was called to the Bar of England and Wales and practiced at 4 Paper Buildings, a leading chambers of specialist family law barristers, until 2012 when she returned to Guernsey.  Elizabeth was called to the Guernsey Bar in 2016, is a partner at Randell & Loveridge, co-chair of the Guernsey Family Bar Association and appears regularly before the Courts in a wide spectrum of private client work. Alongside her work, Elizabeth is a patron of the Health Improvement Commission and is the Welfare Officer for the Beau Sejour Barracudas. Elizabeth's daughter is currently in our Senior School.