Meet the GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Team
Chris has lived in Guernsey for 27 years. Brighton-born and raised, he has a varied employment background, including being a professional footballer, plasterer and working in the hospitality industry. More recently, he has worked for the Guernsey Prison and Probation Services, where he started the Community Service Scheme (run out of the Probation Service) when is was introduced in the Bailiwick in 2007.
Chris says "I have been employed at GO for just over two years, my passion is working with people and trying to help people progress on their own individual journeys"
Deputy General Manager
Michael has worked for GO since 2019, starting as a supervisor at Longue Hougue and currently is the Deputy General Manager overseeing established operations to ensure everything runs smoothly and efficiently.
Previously he worked in child protection and on a one-to-one basis with offenders on their offending behaviour. He also trained as a Restorative Justice Practitioner.
Michael's knowledge has proved invaluable with GO's approach of supporting a diverse section of Guernsey's population in their efforts to gain purposeful paid employment.
Outside work, Michael has a healthy interest in anything with an engine. He owns a Triumph motorcycle, (the love of his life) and is renovating a 20-year-old campervan in his spare time.
Annette has spent over 35 years within the Guernsey Finance industry in Operations Management, Accounting, Fund Administration and various Project Management roles. Throughout her time, she held several volunteer roles at various charities and feels it is essential to give something back to the community. Annette came to GO initially to manage the accounts but quickly became enveloped in the charity and agreed to manage the day-to-day office role part-time.
Training & Support Manager
Deborah grew up in England and trained as a Stage Manager at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, working for ten years with different Opera companies around the world.
Deborah undertook a degree in Philosophy & Art History and then went on to begin a new career in Teaching English & Media Studies.
Beginning her career in England, she then taught in the Falkland Islands for 3 years, before moving to Guernsey in 2014. She worked in St Sampsons High School before leaving to join GO.
Deborah is passionate about supporting people with additional needs and is a champion for Inclusion.
IT & Marketing Manager
Michael has 20+ years of experience in IT, having completed a Business IT Degree in 1999, he then worked for a Retail company supporting, developing and testing various software and databases, culminating in Managing an offshore team to manage their critical databases.
Michael worked with GO since August 2022 where he started working in a general capacity in the Furniture shop, and 'out the back' with GO Creation, where he learnt to upcycle furniture items and add value to sell in the shop.
More recently, Michael has been assisting in an IT and Marketing capacity, helping out with the website, social media, press and marketing strategies. Michael is a people person who has a keen desire to help others and loves to watch people learn and grow.
In his spare time, he is keen on photography and also helps a select number of clients with websites and online marketing.