The CGi Committee
The committee of the Confederation of Guernsey Industry consists of eight members. They are:
Clive McMinn – Chairman
Clive joins the CGi with 40 years’ experience in accounting, insurance and captive insurance, trust, HR and payroll.
Resident and working in Guernsey since 1978, Clive is a Chartered Accountant and his most recent role was as Finance Director and Compliance Officer for Bachmann HR Marine Guernsey Limited.
He is now a sole trader, offering consultancy and non-executive director services through his business, Maccounting and Compliance Services.
He also provides accountancy, tax and general business administration and advice.
Larry Granger – Director, former Chairman
Originally from Lincoln, Larry served 20 years with the Plessey Company as an Electrical and Mechanical Engineer, specialising in Quality Management Systems.
As a Member of the ‘Institute of Quality Assurance’ and an Accredited Assessor of Management Systems to International standards he has published several papers and lectured at a number of universities.
Larry came to Guernsey in 1987 and was Quality Director of Offshore Electronics Ltd’until December 2010. He was appointed Director of the CGi in January 2009 and continues in that role after completing his three years as Chairman in February 2017.
Richard qualified as a Chartered Accountant and then moved banking and subsequently the venture capital industry before it was called “private equity”. He then became involved the motor industry through the purchase of a group of motor dealerships in the Midlands, building it to a substantial listed company. However, his main interest remained with the smaller business so he set up his own small investment company investing in smaller businesses.
He moved to Guernsey in 1996 where he has become a shareholder and director in some smaller businesses, including Aiglle Flight Support at the airport. He also has business interests in Europe and is a director of a couple UK listed companies. He became Chairman of CGi in 2011.
Martyn Langlois - Deputy Chairman
Martyn is the son of a tomato grower, and has always had a keen interest in horticulture. Early schooling was at the Forest School, and then later at the Grammar School for Boys.
Having this interest in horticulture, Martyn furthered his career by studying in St Albans at the Hertfordshire College of Agriculture and Horticulture, taking a three year Diploma in Glasshouse Production. He worked for a year in New Milton in Hampshire for Hugh Stevenson, growing spray and pot chrysanthemums.
On returning to Guernsey, and wanting to use his horticultural knowledge in a commercial way, he worked for R J Le Huray Ltd (a horticultural merchant) for 12 years, as buyer and a Sales Manager. He subsequently moved to Express Air Freight (subsequently called Channel Express) as General Manager to look after the companys’ air freight and flower distribution business. The company soon developed into RoRo freight when this was introduced to the island, and in July 2006, Channel Express became part of the Ferryspeed Group of companies. Ferryspeed (Guernsey) Ltd employs 52 full time members of staff based as its’ depot in Bulwer Avenue, and is the largest transport and distribution company on Guernsey.
Martyn has served on the BBC Radio Guernsey Advisory Council, been a member of the States Traffic Committee, is Chairman of the Guernsey Growers Co-Operative and a member of the Transport Licensing Committee.
Alan is the President of the Guernsey Growers Association and comes from a local family of farmers and growers. He was educated at Castel School and Elizabeth College gained an HND in Commercial Horticulture at Writtle Agricultural College. After working for a South Coast Nursery for four years he returned to the Island and worked for The Horticultural Advisory Service for five years. He became manager of the young plant nursery, Penna Plants for 10 years then helped to establish Des Marettes Vinery Ltd as a Director of the company.
Alan was appointed joint Senior Manager of Delamore Guernsey Ltd and for the last 11 years has worked for the Guernsey Clematis Nursery as Technical Manager.
James Falla is the business journalist at the Guernsey Press and also edits the pan-island magazine Business Brief.
He has been involved in journalism for more than 25 years, most of it at the Press. In his current role he engages with all sectors of the economy and the leading characters in it.
James is also heavily involved in football as a (veteran) player, coach, referee and director of the Guernsey Football Association.
Loves interesting people and a good story!
Alan is Sales & Marketing Director at Fusion Systems and is the IT Advisor on the CGi Committee. He has been particularly involved in the CGI's Secondary schools computer clubs initiative to encourage coding skills among young people. Associated with that is organising the IT Challenge.
David has been in business for thirty years and has broad management experience at all levels. David established POS Interiors (originally Point of Sale) in 1983, having previously worked for an interior fit-out company in Guernsey. He recognised key opportunities available and this, coupled with his desire to run his own business, led to the formation of the company.
Over 28 years later he takes great satisfaction from seeing what he has created and still enjoys the day-to-day running of the business. As well as handling the commercial side of the business he still deals with his long established clients, many of whom he has known from when he first formed the company.
David is Procureur for the Poor, Constable and Douzenier for Torteval. He is also a member of the Bowmen of Guernsey management committee, a member of La Societe Guernesiaise, the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce and is currently Chairman of Age Concern.
Pete is a qualified accountant and is currently a financial controller at Specsavers, based in the Guernsey office at La Villiaze and is responsible for a number of the group office entities.
He has also held treasurer and director/trustee roles in a number of charity & not-for-profit organisations, most recently including the Bailiwick of Guernsey Scout Association and the Guernsey Velo Club LBG.
Ian Le Moigne
Ian works for Condor Ferries and St John handling the marketing and communications for both organisations.
His background is in marketing and public relations, having qualified to post graduate level and spent the past 30 years in these disciplines locally, the UK, Far East and in France.