The recently appointed Chair of the Jersey Tourism Shadow Board will be the guest speaker at the IoD Jersey branch lunch this month.
At the lunch, taking place at the Grand Jersey on Tuesday 10th September, John Henwood will give a talk on ‘Tourism and the Economy’ , outlining his views on what Jersey should do to ensure it can secure a successful future for its tourism industry and what challenges it can expect to encounter en route.
Born and educated in Jersey, John Henwood has a long career in television broadcasting, having worked for 25 years in the industry in the Channel Islands, eventually being made the head of Channel TV. In 1998, he was made a MBE before becoming a member of the Clothier Panel reviewing the machinery of the States of Jersey and taking responsibility for Jersey Telecom just as it was being prepared for incorporation. John has worked with a number of other businesses, institutions and agencies in Jersey, and is a former chairman and president of the Jersey branch of the IoD.
Today he is chairman of G4S Secure Services, Jersey, is president of the local branch of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and has a number of other responsibilities. Most recently he was invited to chair the Jersey Tourism Shadow Board, which will make recommendations on the future of tourism in the Island. He also regularly writes articles and reports on current affairs and horse racing.
Steven Hunt, Chairman of the Jersey IoD Events committee, said:
“John Henwood is a well-known commentator on issues affecting Jersey’s business community and, particularly as a former president and chairman of the IoD, I am delighted that he is able to join us as our guest speaker at our next lunch event.
“John’s experience and insight into one of Jersey’s key sectors will be fascinating, especially given his new role as chair of the Jersey Tourism Shadow Board. As well as acting as a timely review of the strengths and opportunities for Jersey’s tourism industry as we emerge from the summer season, this talk will also act as a timely precursor to our annual Debate later this month, where the future of Jersey’s tourism industry will also feature heavily.”
The IoD lunch is on Tuesday 10th September at the Grand Jersey and is open to both members and non-members of the IoD. The lunch starts with networking drinks from 12:00pm and finishes at 14:00. Tickets are £25, inclusive of drinks and a two-course lunch, wine and coffee, and can be purchased from the IoD Branch Officer, Kirsten Higgins on 610799 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.