A new chairman has been announced by Guernsey Post.
Rick Denton (pictured) replaces Richard Digard who retired from the role at the Company’s recent AGM. The appointment was approved by the States’ Trading Supervisory Board, which acts as the shareholder for the States of Guernsey.
Mr Denton had a 30-year career in financial services, occupying four senior roles on the Island before being CEO of a family office based from Guernsey and developing a wide portfolio of Non—Executive Directorships and business interests.
Mr Denton, who has served on the Board of Guernsey Post as a non-executive director since 2021, paid tribute to Mr Digard for his contribution over the past six years.
He said: “We have been extremely grateful for the deep knowledge and business experience that Richard bought to the Board and for his guidance through some extremely challenging times.
“Guernsey Post has a strong track record of responding to the commercial realities facing the business. The transformation programme that is currently underway, which includes investment in the redesign of postal headquarters and the installation of the Company’s first parcel sorting equipment represents an exciting evolution for the Company and one that is critical to our future success.
“Given the ongoing challenges within the industry it is essential that the business continues to successfully adapt and innovate. I am delighted to be taking on the role of Chairman and furthering my involvement with the Company.”
President of the States’ Trading Supervisory Board, Deputy Peter Roffey said: “The STSB is grateful to Richard Digard for his tenures both as a director and then as Chair of the Guernsey Post Board and we are now looking forward to working with Rick Denton, who we believe will bring helpful continuity to the role of Chairman as the company continues to respond to the structural changes facing the postal industry.”
Picture credit: John Fitzgerald.