The following brief details are presented for the Changing Faces, Channels Islands management committee.
Jill has lived on Guernsey for 23 years. She currently lectures at the GTA and College of Further Education and runs her own consultancy Customer Excellence, advising and training local businesses on how to improve their customer experience. Jill was formally Director of Customer Services for Specsavers for 20 years.
Jill is married to local Advocate, Russell and they have three children Edward, Grace and Louis.
In 1997 Jill was involved in a motorboat accident just off Guernsey and suffered severe facial trauma when the boat hit Jill in the face. Over a period of fifteen years Jill underwent twelve operations to repair the damage to her skull and eyes. It is a result of this that Jill now chairs Changing Faces Channel Islands.
Graham was born in 1937 and is a Chartered Accountant by profession, qualifying in 1959.
Graham has worked in marine engineering (three years), private house building (three years) and the Scotch Whisky industry (31 years). His last employer (1966 to 1997) was William Grant & Sons Ltd, Scotch Whisky Distillers, Blenders and Bottlers where he held the positions of Chief Accountant, Administration Director, Finance Director, and on moving to Guernsey, Managing Director of three offshore subsidiary companies. He retired in 1997.
He has been involved in the following activities since retirement: Session Clerk of the Church of Scotland in Guernsey for 4 years, Honorary Treasurer of St James, the Centre for the Arts in Guernsey for 12 years and vice president for 3 years.
Graham married Moira in 1963 and has two daughters; Susan who lives in Canada and Alison who lives near Bristol.
His recreational interests include golf, gardening, walking and music.
Dr Nick King
Nick King studied medicine at Charing Cross, Addenbrookes and Southampton Hospital where he gained a wide range of medical and surgical experience before moving to Guernsey in 1982 as a partner and Family Practitioner with what is now the Healthcare Group. He is Guernsey’s Genito-Urinary Medicine Physician and has a specialist interest in sexual health, HIV and AIDS.
He previously worked in neurosurgery and neurotrauma, orthopaedics and trauma and briefly as a locum at the burns unit in Roehampton. This gave him an insight into the devastating effects that trauma and disfigurement can have on the human condition and the remarkable courage and energy that some people find to cope and overcome this. Latterly the effects AIDS and especially the disfiguring effects of cutaneous Kaposi Sarcoma, have been very contemporary illustrations of how isolating such disfigurement can be.
He is vice-chairman and a founding Governor and Trustee of Les Bourgs Hospice, and previous President of the Guernsey and Alderney branch of the BMA. He has been a Forensic Medical Examiner for the States of Guernsey Police since 1982.
He first met James Partridge in 1982 and is a longstanding supporter of the benefits of such an organisation as Changing Faces. He is pleased to be involved with the ongoing development of Changing Faces Channel Islands and the help and support that can now be provided to those who need this in the Islands.
His recreational interests include music, art and design, and sailing with his family, and skiing, when his work colleagues allow!
John has lived in Guernsey since 1979. He is married to Marguerite, and they have two children, Katie, and Nick.
After graduating with an LLB (Honours) in 1973, John trained and qualified in November 1977 as a Solicitor in Scotland with Brodies W.S. in Edinburgh. He was admitted as a Notary Public in Scotland in May 1978.
He moved to Guernsey in January 1979 to establish as resident Partner the office of the first firm of English Solicitors in Guernsey, Pritchard Englefield & Tobin. In January 1991, a co-operation agreement was entered into with BDO Reads, the largest firm of accountants in Guernsey, and John became a shareholder and Director of all the principal financial services companies in what was soon to be called the Reads Group.
In January 1999, following acquisition of the financial services businesses of the Reads Group by Banque Generale du Luxembourg, the name of the Guernsey business was changed to the BGL Reads Group, and in January 2003 the business was merged with MeesPierson (Channel Islands) Limited and became MeesPierson Reads.
John retired as a Director of all companies within MeesPierson Reads and as Head of Legal Services on 31 March 2003.
John now uses some of his time to be involved in charity work. John has experience of disfigurement and the effects this can have through his step-sister’s eldest son who has craniosynostosis. He is delighted to be of help with the development of Changing Faces Channel Islands.
John and Marguerite have an abiding interest in travel, and they travel extensively. John has a particular interest in the history and culture of other countries, while he also enjoys photography, films, gardening, various sports, and reading.
Dr Sue Hollwey
Dr Susan Hollwey worked as a GP In Guernsey for some decades, having previously qualified at Trinity College Dublin and done a variety of jobs in Ireland,England and Australia. She always had a special interest in the widest aspects of medicine and well-being especially in psychological medicine and also used tools such as homeopathic remedies and kinesiology as part of her armamentarium.
She was very pleased to become involved with Changing Faces because it is a charity that provides that extra something which is helpful to so many people who have a condition which affects their appearance and is also working to change society's culture of judging by what we see.
Since retiring she has had more time to enjoy a variety of interests including walking, playing tennis, gardening, reading and spending time with friends and, most importantly, family.