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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
(Other positions held: Member of the Strategic Relations Committee)

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
(Other positions held: Chairman of the Finance Committee, Chairman of the Nominations Committee)

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 at The Ladies' College.

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Dr Mary Short
Member of the Board of Governors

Dr Short has been Headmistress of St Helen's School, Northwood (a large day school for girls aged 3-18) since 2011. Prior to this she was Deputy Head (Pastoral) at Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls [Elstree], with her 30 year career having included roles with responsibility for professional development and pastoral matters. Dr Short graduated in Medieval and Modern History from University College London and went on to gain a PGCE at the Institute of Education in London and a PhD from St John’s College, Cambridge. Dr Short is also a governor at Orley Farm School in North London.

 Heidi Soulsby

Deputy Heidi Soulsby
Member of the Board of Governors
(Other positions held: Member of the Finance Committee, Member of the Strategic Relations Committee)

Deputy Soulsby is a serving Deputy of the States of Guernsey. She was first elected in 2012 and is currently the President of the Committee for Health and Social Care. A Chartered Accountant, Deputy Soulsby qualified in the City of London, before moving to Guernsey in 1990. She was a director at KPMG and Chief Operating Officer at KPMG before setting up mondomundi, a 'not just for profit' company with her husband in 2006. She has two children, her daughter is currently educated at The Ladies’ College, and is a keen cyclist.

 Catharine Walter

Mrs Catharine Walter
Member of the Board of Governors
(Other positions held: Chairman of the Estates Committee, Member of the Development Committee)

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.

 Cathy Perkins

Miss Cathy Perkins
Member of the Board of Governors
(Other positions held: Member of the Estates Committee, Chairman of the Marketing and Business Development Committee, Member of the Finance Committee)

A qualified Chartered Accountant with 20 years’ post-qualification experience working in both practice and global organisations, Miss Perkins is responsible for financial reporting in Specsavers Optical Group. A strong supporter of education for girls, she is an alumna of The Ladies’ College, as are her three daughters. She plays an active role in college life and is a Committee member of The Ladies’ College Guild and previously vice chair of The Ladies’ College PTA.


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Mr Brian Acton
Member of the Board of Governors
(Other positions held: Member of the Development Committee, Member of the Nominations Committee)

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.

Associate Governors



 Simon Elliott

Mr Simon Elliott
Associate Governor
(Other positions held: Member of the Strategic Relations Committee, Member of the Finance Committee)

Mr Elliott was educated at Clifton College Bristol, The University of Birmingham where he read Civil Engineering and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. His career in the Oil and Gas industry which followed a period in the British Army has taken him to work in the Middle East, Russia and Europe. He moved to Guernsey in 2009 with his wife, who was educated at The Ladies' College and his daughter, who attends now.

 Allister Langlois

Mr Allister Langlois
Associate Governor
(Other positions held: Member of the Strategic Relations Committee, Member of the Nominations Committee)

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

 Jo Le Noury

Dr Jo Le Noury
Associate Governor
(Other positions held: Member of the Estates Committee)

Dr Le Noury is an alumna and former Head Girl. After leaving The Ladies’ College, she studied at Downing College, Cambridge reading Medicine, specialising in neuroscience. She worked in Hertfordshire and London before specialising in General Practice. Leaving a partnership in Hertfordshire, she returned to Guernsey in 2000. Dr Le Noury has been a GP for 20 years and in recent years has contributed to the Public Health team. She has a daughter, also an alumna, who has recently left College to read Medicine and a son attending the sixth form in partnership.

 Sir Richard Collas

Sir Richard Collas
Associate Governor
(Other positions held: Member of Marketing & Business Development Committee)

Sir Richard Collas is an ‘old boy’ of the College, educated at Melrose 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.