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
Advocate Caroline Chan
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.
Mr Peter Miller
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.
Deputy Heidi Soulsby MBE
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.
Mrs Catharine Walter
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.
Mr Brian Acton
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.
Sir Richard Collas
Sir Richard Collas is an ‘old boy’ of the College, educated at the Junior School in his younger years. On leaving the island to study at University he read Engineering Science at Jesus College, Oxford and on graduating joined Lever Brothers Limited, a subsidiary of Unilever. He worked in general commercial management until September 1980 when he then sought to pursue a legal career. He was called to the English Bar at Gray’s Inn (1982) and then subsequently to the Guernsey Bar (1983). Alongside his legal career on-island he has been actively involved with several charities and community activities, including Les Bourgs Hospice Charitable Trust, Help a Guernsey Child LBG, the Boys Brigade Guernsey and St John Robilliard Charitable Trust. He was appointed as Deputy Bailiff (2005), and then Bailiff (2012-2020). On his retirement from the office of Bailiff, he was sworn as a Lieutenant-Bailiff and can be called to sit part-time as a judge of the Royal Court of Guernsey. Sir Richard’s daughter and his late wife were also both educated at The Ladies’ College.
Ms Eve Jardine-Young
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.
Mr Allister Langlois
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
Dr Joey Freeman
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.
Ms Amy Richards
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 is currently 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.
Mr Chris Colclough
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.