About the group

The CIPR Channel Islands Group encompasses public relations and communications practitioners in Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas while endeavouring to educate and inform external audiences about the benefits and value of professional communications expertise in all spheres of business and public life.

The local committee is very aware of the higher financial costs and time constraints to local practitioners to travel away for training, and so where possible organises events to aid members to fulfil their CPD requirements closer to home.
Aside from this, the group maintains strong links with the PR Academy who offer a range of CIPR qualifications and education, training and coaching for communications professionals.

About the Community

Our Committee


William Church


William is the Director of Sales and Marketing at The Jersey Royal Company, dealing with the majority of UK high street retailers and promotes Jersey Royal new potatoes on behalf of the industry.
He joined the CIPR in 2010 following the creation of the Channel Islands' group, holds the CIPR Diploma, completed an assessment day in 2016 to upgrade to Chartered PR Practitioner status and is also a Fellow of the institute.

Email: williamchurch@mac.com

Twitter: @williamchurch5


Nichole Culverwell

Vice Chair

Nichole is the Director of Black Vanilla and has over 25 years' experience in the PR industry, working in Australia, the UK and more recently, in the Channel Islands. She majored her Humanities degree in Media Studies, is a CIPR Chartered Practitioner and has been a Member of the CIPR since 2004.
Nichole set up her first agency over 13 years ago and works with a wide variety of clients across the finance, health and retail sectors.

Email: nichole@black-vanilla.gg
Twitter: @MrsCulverwell


Dan Galliene


Dan is an Account Director at Orchard PR and has responsibility for a range of clients across financial services, estate agency, telecoms and the legal sector.
The winner of a Citywealth Brand Management and Reputation Rising Star Award, he is a CIPR Accredited Practitioner, completed the CIPR Advanced Certificate with distinction and was shortlisted for the Outstanding Young Practitioner award at the CIPR PRide Awards for the South of England and Channel Islands 2017.

Email: dan@orchardpr.com


Guy Le Maistre

A former journalist, Guy has over 20 years' experience as a PR and communications consultant, copywriter, editor, presenter, and project and event manager. Educated at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (University of London), he also holds qualifications from the IPA, CISI and the Chartered Banker Institute. Guy was a founding member of the CI Group and is a former Deputy Chair. He is also one of the CIPR's first Accredited Practitioners.

Email: guy@exposurepr.co.uk


Jim Anderson

A member of the CIPR since 2001, Jim is a highly experienced corporate communications and engagement specialist, with more than 20 years in the private and public sector – in-house and consultancy. Currently working for the States of Guernsey, providing the communications lead across a range of major infrastructure and service delivery projects, and managing relationships with a wide cross-section of stakeholders – service users, service providers, public, government bodies, and business organisations.

Email: jim.anderson@gov.gg


Katrina Bray

Katrina works as part of the marketing and PR team at Ravenscroft, an investment services firm with offices in Guernsey, Jersey, the UK and Monaco.
After graduating with a degree in Marketing and Communication, Katrina joined the Guernsey Press as a journalist before becoming news editor. After a brief spell in property, Katrina moved into PR and was one of the founders of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ Channel Islands group.

Email: KBray@ravenscroftgroup.com


Hannah Carolan

Hannah is the Senior Marketing Campaign Manager for HSBC. She holds a BA (Hons) in Publishing from Oxford Brookes University and is also a certified marketer.
Hannah has over 8 years' experience as a marketer, copywriter, social media practitioner and event manager, and outside of work is an events’ volunteer for Jersey Zoo and a freelance creative writer who has had articles published in Mixmag, Gallery Magazine, Manner and Jersey Pages.

Email: hannah.carolan@yahoo.co.uk


Brooke Kenyon

Brooke is Orchard PR’s client services director with responsibility for managing client teams and setting Orchard’s strategy for providing PR services to a diverse client base.
Brooke was an account director at Orchard between 2008 and 2017, when she became joint managing director following a management buyout of the business.
An experienced communications professional, she has a degree in public relations from Bournemouth University and is a CIPR Accredited Practitioner.

Email: Brooke@orchardpr.com
Twitter: @guernseyprgirl


Hannah Shellswell

Hannah is the Creative Director at Freedom Media in Jersey. Her passion is writing and developing creative communications, scripts and campaigns, and she is also an accomplished media and presentation trainer.
She started her career in radio and worked as a television presenter and features reporter for ITV1 for 15 years, anchoring national and international news for ITN and presenting live outside broadcasts and programmes.
Hannah has hosted many large events and is the female presenter for IBCTV in Amsterdam.

Email: hannah@freedom.media
Twitter: @HanShellswell


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