Mark Oliphant (pictured), Head of Communications at the Channel Islands Securities Exchange, has taken over as Chair of the Channel Islands group of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
Mark is joined on the executive committee by Vice Chair Natasha Egre from The Refinery, Treasurer Guy Le Maistre from Exposure PR and Secretary Jim Anderson from the States of Guernsey.
Katrina Bray, Lisa Downes and Leah Le Ruez from Liquid, Nichole Culverwell from Black Vanilla, Sarah Jehan from Collas Crill and William Church from Jersey Royal Company remain on the committee for another year. They are joined by Brooke Kenyon from Orchard PR.
Adam Riddell, who has been the Channel Islands group Chair for three years, stepped down at the AGM at the end of January.
He said the group would always be challenged due to its size and location, but added: "Despite the fact that we are the youngest CIPR regional group and the smallest by some distance, we are one of the most active. In 2016, we held nine CPD events as well as networking and social events and we continue to attract some of the industry’s leading and well-regarded trainers and speakers."