The National Trust of Guernsey is delighted to welcome Members and those interested in the work of the Trust, at this year’s AGM to be held on Wednesday 26th September, at NTG’s restored traditional Guernsey farmhouse, Les Caches Farm.
We warmly welcome Dame Fiona Reynolds DBE as our guest speaker. Dame Fiona became Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 2012. She came to the college after a long career in the voluntary sector, latterly as Director-General of the National Trust from 2001-2012. During her time as DG she made the Trust warmer and more welcoming, bringing the houses to life and raising the profile of the Trust’s work in the countryside.
Before the Trust, she was Director of the Women’s Unit in the Cabinet Office (1998-2000), Director of the Council for the Protection of Rural England (now Campaign to Protect Rural England) from 1987-98 and Secretary to the Council for National Parks (now Campaign to Protect National Parks) from 1980-87.
Fiona also holds a number of non-Executive roles. She is a trustee of the Grosvenor Estate, a Non-Executive Director of Wessex Water, Chair of the Green Alliance, the International National Trusts Organisation and the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England and Cambridge University’s Botanic Garden.
The AGM will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., followed by a 6:30 p.m. drinks reception and informal, traditional Guernsey farmhouse supper. Dame Fiona will then be our guest speaker from 8:00 p.m., to be followed by a questions and answers session. The evening should conclude around 9:30 p.m.
We encourage guests to join us from 5pm for a full insight into the Trust’s work over the last year and our future aims. However, it is also possible to join us for drinks, supper and Dame Fiona’s presentation. Of important note, seating for the presentation is limited to 60. Those joining us for the AGM at 5pm, with an intention to stay for the duration of the evening, will automatically be allocated audience seats for Dame Fiona’s talk.
To avoid disappointment, early expressions of interest are encouraged. To reserve a place, please email: [email protected]