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Meet the GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Team

Meet our Team: Team Members

Chris Murphy

General Manager

Chris has lived in Guernsey for 27 years.  Brighton-born and raised, he has a varied employment background, including being a professional footballer and 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 it 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"

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Mike Bougourd

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 worked with offenders on a one-to-one basis on their offending behaviour. He also trained as a Restorative Justice Practitioner.
Michael's knowledge has proved invaluable, as has 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.

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Annette Bichard

Office Manager

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.

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Carol-Anne Fordyce

Training Officer

Carol-Anne is a Scotland native with more than 20 years of experience in delivering training. She volunteered with the Children's Hearing System in Scotland for four years before working as a Family Support Coordinator for 15 years. Her job involved supporting families in crisis with young children. During this time, she obtained her qualification in Training & Development.


In 2018, she relocated to the Cayman Islands and lived there for five years. During her stay, she managed an emergency shelter and walk-in centre for individuals affected by domestic abuse. Along with that, she also conducted regular training and awareness sessions for various agencies, including the police, government staff, and other local charities.


In 2023, she fell in love with island life and decided to move to Guernsey. After arriving there, she briefly worked with the Child, Youth and Community Tribunal before joining the team at GO. She is excited to help those she is working with to achieve their goals and develop new skills.

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Michael Sheen

IT & Marketing Manager

Michael has 20+ years of experience in IT and completed a Business IT degree in 1999. He worked for a retail company, supporting, developing, and testing software and databases, and eventually managed an offshore team for critical database management.


Michael has been working with GO since August 2022. He started working in a general capacity in the furniture shop and also worked with GO Creation, where he learned to upcycle furniture items and add value to sell in the shop.


Michael manages the IT and marketing by maintaining the website, social media, press, digital signage and marketing strategies. He has a strong desire to help others and enjoys watching people learn and grow. Being a people person, Michael is well-suited to this role.


In his free time, he enjoys photography and assists select clients with website and online marketing.

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