PRESIDENT & DIRECTOR

Alan Sillett
e: president@hospitality.gg


Current job title/business interest:
Guernsey Hospitality Association

What year did you first arrive in Guernsey? 1984

How many years have you worked in hospitality? 38

What was your first job in hospitality?
Hotel Porter, La Place Hotel, Jersey.

Interests:
Football, cricket, horse racing, and music.

Favourite Quote:
‘They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, but I wasn’t on that particular job’.

DIRECTOR & VICE-PRESIDENT

Jamie Le Friec


Current job title/business interest:
Co-Director, Driftwood Inn, Perelle, St Saviour

What year did you first arrive in Guernsey? Born in Guernsey.

How many years have you worked in hospitality? 44

What was your first job in hospitality?
Hotel Management Trainee, St Margaret’s Lodge.

Interests:
Cooking, Archaeology & History, Football and Cricket.

Favourite Quote:
‘There are no new mistakes in hospitality, a good hotel is run on good habits.’

TREASURER & DIRECTOR

Andy Coleman


Current job title/business interest:
Managing Director, La Barbarie Hotel

What year did you first arrive in Guernsey? 1968

How many years have you worked in hospitality? 47

What was your first job in hospitality?
Washing the pots on a Saturday night in a local hotel aged 14, moving on to be an apprentice Chef.

Interests:
Sport, particularly watching my sons sporting activities.

Favourite Quote:
“Remember, a problem shared is a problem spread right across the Island.”

EDUCATION/SKILLS REP

Paul Scambler


Current job title/business interest:
Director, Hotel Jerbourg

What year did you first arrive in Guernsey? 1997

How many years have you worked in hospitality? 29

What was your first job in hospitality?
Trainee at HCTC

Interests:
Travel, Music, Walking my Bassett Hound

Favourite Quote:
“Take criticism seriously but never personally”

SECRETARY/MEMBERSHIP REP

Áine Sillett


Current job title/business interest:
Guernsey Hospitality Association

What year did you first arrive in Guernsey? 1989

How many years have you worked in hospitality? 35

What was your first job in hospitality?
Commis Chef, Carrickdale Hotel, Dundalk, Ireland.

Interests: 
Pilates, Yoga, Politics, Travel, Music.

Favourite Quote:
‘When life gives you lemons, make lemonade’

PEAP REP

Andrew Chantrell


Current job title/business interest:
General Manager, The Old Government House Hotel

What year did you first arrive in Guernsey? 2009

How many years have you worked in hospitality? 31

Your first job in hospitality?
Waiter at The Old Bridge Hotel in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Interests: 
Following Tottenham Hotspur, Cooking and entertaining my two young children

Favourite Quote:
‘There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.’

DISABILITIES/DISCRIMINATION REP

Karel Harris


Current job title/business interest:
Managing Director, Sarnia Hotels

What year did you first arrive in Guernsey?
Not saying as it is my birth year and no-one asks a lady…

How many years have you worked in hospitality?
It depends, if putting ham in ham rolls aged about 4 counts then a lot!

What was your first job in hospitality?
As above, plus helping the pastry chef at le Chalet aged about 10

Interests:
Horse riding, bird watching, cliff walking

Favourite Quote:
“‘Is your glass half empty or half full?’ asked the mole.
‘I think I’m grateful to have a glass,’ said the boy.”
– From the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse by Charlie Mackesy

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