About us – Conference sub-committee
Joanna Littlejohns – Chair
The Conference sub-committee was formed to deliver the first Art & Islands Conference held at Castle Cornet in September 2008 which attracted an international array of speakers including Antony Gormley, Professor Colin Renfrew, Dr Godfrey Baldacchino and Professor Bruce Ferguson. We continue to look at developing an overall context for arts related conferences with the aim of putting culture and the arts on the public agenda and engaging both the business community and other non-arts audiences. Working in partnership with SICRI we delivered, in June 2010, the 6th International Small Island Cultures Conference (based at the University of the Southern Cross in New South Wales) and this coincided with the 2nd Art & Islands Conference which was supported by HSBC Private Bank, Hiscox, Guernsey College of Further Education and the Culture & Leisure Department.
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Joanna Littlejohns (Chair)
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Stephen joined HSBC Private Bank in the Channel Islands in 2007 as Marketing & Communications Manager, after 10 years in telecommunications marketing. His role covers all aspects of marketing from community and CSR investment to brand management and relationship marketing.
After studying History, Economic History and Politics at London University, Stephen concentrated on his interest in the economy, society and theories of motivation leading to further study in advertising and marketing. This knowledge expanded over 10 years promoting telecommunications services and launching new businesses in Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man. Interested in marketing across cultures, Stephen joined HSBC Private Bank to take up the challenge of developing marketing programmes that would appeal to an international client-base while remaining sensitive to role the company plays in the local community. He continues to be an active member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and aims to foster deeper understanding and appreciation of the marketing function in business. Stephen feels lucky to live in his birthplace, Guernsey, where sailing, walking, cycling and good food can all be enjoyed in a single day.
Trevor moved to Guernsey in 1971 having qualified as a teacher of English and Drama in Leeds. Between 1973 and 1989 he was involved in the hospitality and catering sector, but in 1989 he sold his hotel and became a part-time maths lecturer at the College of FE. Since then he has worked at all levels in the College and has been Principal since 2001.
He has a strong interest in the performing arts and has been very much instrumental in the establishment of the Princess Royal Centre. Last year he took the decision to invest in the satellite equipment required to receive live broadcasts from the National Theatre and the Royal Opera House. These broadcasts have been extremely popular and now include screenings from the Globe Theatre and the Royal Festival Hall.
From time to time he dabbles with writing and has created several pantomimes and one-act plays. One of the pantomimes is published by the National Operatic and Dramatic Association and can be seen at various locations around the UK at Christmas!
Born is Sussex, and began work in the hospitality industry at an early age. Nomadic throughout the UK with Ramada Jarvis Hotels, taking promotion in a number of Hotels differing in size and style, and ending up as General Manager at the White House Hotel, Herm Island before taking the role of Director of Hospitality of the Island. Jonathan played the violin during his school years, and was leader of the senior school orchestra in his final year. He took part in affiliating Herm Island with the Arts and Islands programme with the installation of Antony Gormley’s another time XI. He joined the 6th International Small Island Culture Conference Sub-Committee in order to assist in the delivery of the conference, and to include Herm Island into the programme.