Ten local students who are enrolled on the Guernsey Institute of Directors’ student-focused Leaders initiative will be invited to attend the IoD December breakfast event as ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’.
They will also attend an exclusive lunch with Guernsey Development Agency (GDA) members who will be speaking at the Institute of Directors IoD breakfast event.
The Leaders of Tomorrow scheme, which is sponsored by the Ana Leaf Foundation, aims to develop young business talent on the island, and to introduce Guernsey’s Leaders of Tomorrow to thought leaders and influential career role models from the Bailiwick and beyond. This will in turn create an alumni network of students who have the potential to be Guernsey’s future leaders.
The students, representing Guernsey’s sixth form cohort, will meet representatives from The Guernsey Development Agency. The Guernsey Development Agency will become the coordinating authority for the integrated development and enhancement of the island’s east coast, contributing to the island’s future economic and social success. The lunch will be centred around the St Sampsons regeneration, what the students would do with the area and the potential challenges and solutions.
As well as representing the student voice at the IoD’s event, the students will all receive an IoD student membership for a year to enhance their knowledge and to meet other like-minded students.
The IoD’s Future Leaders Summit, which was headline sponsored by the Ana Leaf Foundation, took place on 23 November at Mourant, where the students discovered what opportunities are available for school leavers on the island. Sam Jones, the keynote speaker, who is hailed as the most successful Dragon’s Den candidate ever, founded Gener8: a company that allows people to stop their online data from being collected and sold on for people to earn money from it.
Hayley de Putron, a Trustee of the Ana Leaf Foundation, said: “Our aim has always been to provide students with opportunities to help them stand out in their lives and be the best they can be. We’re proud that this programme will give our young community the chance to interact with business leaders in the hope they will be inspired to become Guernsey’s leaders of tomorrow.”
Pictured: Leaders of Tomorrow lunch from 2022