About Us

Our Team

Simon Le Tocq

Chief Executive

Simon joined the GTA in 2008 as a Programmes Manager, and became Chief Executive in 2014. As Chief Executive Simon sets the overall strategic direction of the organisation working closely with the Chairman and Board of Directors. Before joining us, Simon had been working in higher education for more than a decade lecturing for a number of different universities in the UK and abroad. Simon has a BA in English Literature; MA in Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching and an MBA. Simon's top tip for learning & development? "Set yourself goals. Goals help you identify what you want to achieve and people who set goals are more likely to achieve success."

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Tel: +44 1481 732865

E-Mail: simon.letocq@gta.gg

Trish Ramsey

Head of Customer Engagement

Trish joined the GTA in 2014 and is Head of Customer Engagement. She works closely with our customers to ensure we are meeting their needs and helping them reach their goals. Trish is a key support to the GTA’s board, and she brings a fresh approach to our senior management team who drive our strategic aims and objectives. Trish has over 25 years of experience working with blue chip organisations helping them to improve performance and drive continuous improvement through people. Trish is an executive coach and certified Insights Discovery practitioner, and finds it hugely rewarding to help organisations support and make the most of their greatest asset – their staff. Trish's top tip for learning and development? "There is no failure, only feedback."

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Tel: +44 1481 721555

E-Mail: trish.ramsey@gta.gg

Kate Lenfestey

Head of University Centre Programmes

Kate joined the GTA after spending 10 years working in an HR function within the States of Guernsey. Kate has responsibility for the internal operations of the GTA and also looks after a portfolio of courses within the insurance and law sectors. Qualified as ACIS, Kate also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Marketing.

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Tel: +44 1481 746889

E-Mail: kate.lenfestey@gta.gg

Michelle Morley

Programmes Manager

Michelle joined the GTA in June 2016. Her primary responsibilities include developing learning and development opportunities for the finance sector, as well as looking after our Director Development portfolio. Prior to joining the GTA Michelle ran her own consultancy specialising in sales, marketing and customer service, drawing on her years of experience working in management and business development roles. Michelle has a BA in French and German and has experience of teaching English as a foreign language. Interesting fact about Michelle? After finishing her studies she spent two years working as a holiday rep and ski guide in Europe.

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Tel: +44 1481 746886

E-Mail: michelle.morley@gta.gg

Kate Sole

Programmes Manager

After graduating university with a teaching qualification Kate taught for a short while in Scotland before returning to the island and working in the finance and IT industries. Kate’s primary responsibilities at the GTA include developing learning and development opportunities in the IT, digital, sales and marketing sectors.

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Tel: +44 1481 746888

E-Mail: kate.sole@gta.gg

Aly Keeling

Programmes Manager

Aly joined the GTA in 2017. Her primary responsibility is managing our portfolio of courses in personal development and insurance as well as a number of our leadership and management courses. Before joining us Aly was Head of History at a local secondary school for 12 years. Aly also has experience of working in the insurance sector in the UK. Aly has a BA (Hons) in History and is a qualified teacher and holds a PGCE in History.

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Tel: +44 1481 732867

E-Mail: Alyson.Keeling@gta.gg

Julie Loveridge

Service Delivery Manager

Julie joined the GTA after working in finance within funds and Private Equity in client focused roles for over 15 years. Before finance, Julie managed Beau Sejour’s trading areas for over 8 years, gaining the valuable experience of the importance of driving a customer centric business. Julie has a passion for delivering operational excellence and exceptional customer experience, an important part of Julie’s role today at the GTA. Julie started her journey at the GTA as a Programme Manager working within the finance portfolio. Julie’s role within the business is now to oversee the Service Delivery and the Facilities team, which is a vital part of the delegate’s customer journey within the GTA. Interesting fact about Julie? She is a qualified dog groomer and runs a dog grooming business with her husband called 'Radders Retreat'.

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Tel: +44 1481 732860

E-Mail: julie.loveridge@gta.gg

Adam Martel

Service Delivery Team Leader

Adam is passionate about providing first-class service to the GTA’s customers. He leads our Service Delivery Team by applying his extensive skills and experience in logistics, administration, and marketing. Adam has a photographic memory and is tenacious, energetic, hard-working, and totally focused on supporting everyone in the GTA to deliver the best experience to our delegates and tutors.

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Tel: +44 1481 732863

E-Mail: adam.martel@gta.gg

Kelly Le Prevost

Service Delivery & Exams Administrator

After completing her degree in Photography at Southampton Solent University, Kelly continued to live in the UK and worked in recruitment for construction, gaining experience in administration, personnel, event planning and marketing & rebranding. After 4 years Kelly returned to Guernsey and continued to work in recruitment before starting her role at the GTA.

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Tel: +44 1481 746882

E-Mail: kelly.leprevost@gta.gg

Julie Eaton

Service Delivery Administrator

Julie joined the GTA in early 2017, having worked in hospitality and recruitment in the UK and Guernsey for 20 years. She brings flawless administration, communication and customer-service skills to her part-time role in our busy Service Delivery Team. Always cheerful, kind, good-humored and professional, Julie is a huge asset to our dynamic team.

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Tel: +44 1481 721555

E-Mail: julie.eaton@gta.gg

Colin Wylie

Service Delivery Administrator

Colin joined the GTA in May 2017 as a Service Delivery Administrator. He holds a City & Guilds in mechanical engineering and is CompTIA A+ certified. With a background in administration, customer service and IT, Colin brings a varied skillset to our team at the GTA.

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Tel: +44 1481 732861

E-Mail: colin.wylie@gta.gg

Nikki Abrams

Accounts and Examinations Manager

Nikki joined the GTA in 2015 and is currently responsible for managing both our Accounts and Exams functions. Before starting at the GTA Nikki worked for over 25 years providing administrative support in the finance, medical and public sectors. Nikki is a First Aider in the office and is currently undertaking Foundations in Accountancy. Nikki’s life outside of work is her rescue dog Bruce!

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Tel: +44 1481 746881

E-Mail: nikki.abrams@gta.gg

Leanne Archer

Marketing Communications Manager

Leanne joined the GTA in 2016 and is responsible for setting and delivering the GTA’s marketing strategy and plan, managing and developing the GTA brand, social media presence, and website. Before joining the GTA Leanne worked for over 10 years in science communication for UK-based science and technology organisations. Leanne has an MSc in Science Communication, a BSc in Earth & Planetary Science, and is a qualified Mental Health First Aider.

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Tel: +44 1481 746887

E-Mail: leanne.archer@gta.gg

Nathan Langlois

Facilities Team

Nathan joined the GTA Facilities Team in 2015. His main responsibilities are to welcome delegates to the GTA, and make sure their experience with us goes smoothly. Nathan also looks after all our facilities at our St Peter Port House training suites and our Morningside House Study Centre keeping the training rooms clean and tidy and well-maintained at all times. Before joining us Nathan worked at a local storage management business. Interesting fact about Nathan? He has his own chimney-sweeping business, and makes the most wonderful mint Aero fudge!

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Tel: +44 1481 721555

E-Mail: nathan.langlois@gta.gg

Joanne Chippendale

Facilities Team

Jo joined the GTA Facilities Team in December 2017. Her primary responsibilities are to extend a warm welcome to our delegates and tutors as they arrive at the GTA, and to ensure our training facilities are suitable for them. She also helps maintain the cleanliness and comfort of our training suites and delegate lounge. Prior to joining the GTA Jo worked extensively in customer service roles within the local finance industry. She has also worked as an auxiliary nurse and healthcare assistant. Interesting fact about Jo? She is happiest when she’s outdoors – particularly if she’s horse riding, swimming, or surfing!

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Tel: +44 1481 721555

E-Mail: Joanne.Chippendale@gta.gg

Tina Torode

NED Development Programme Co-ordinator

Tina has over 30 years experience in the finance industry in Guernsey, Jersey and London across multiple sectors including Banking, Custody, Fiduciary, Funds and Investments. Tina has extensive experience of working in back, middle and front office roles and for the past 4 years, through Optimus Group Limited, she has been a consultant to financial services businesses. Tina particularly enjoys working with the NEDs to assist them with the promotion of good corporate governance and is currently supporting the GTA with the NED Development Programme.

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Tel: +44 1481 746881

E-Mail: tina.torode@gta.gg

Janine Lane

IiP Consultant

Janine has worked in Learning and Development for over 15 years and is a keen advocate for continued learning and working with best practice utilising the Investors in People framework. Janine is extremely focused on making a difference with people and has led numerous businesses to achieve both the Investors in People Gold and Silver awards. Her work at the GTA will build upon this experience and advise companies of the benefit in using the IiP Framework. As a Fellow of CIPD, Janine continues to focus on supporting all around her on “Championing better work and working lives”. She is extremely committed to helping individuals/businesses with their continuous professional development and employee engagement.

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Tel: 01481 746881

E-Mail: janine.lane@gta.gg

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