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: [email protected]

Michelle Morley

Head of Programmes

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: [email protected]

Kate Lenfestey

Head of University Programmes

Kate joined the GTA in 2003 and is currently responsible for managing undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, liaising with several universities in England to deliver their courses in Guernsey. Kate is also the company secretary for the business, managing our corporate governance, data protection and human resources. After graduating university Kate worked for several years in an HR function within the States of Guernsey before joining the GTA. Qualified as ACIS, Kate also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Marketing.

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Tel: 01481 746889

E-Mail: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

Adam Martel

Service Delivery Manager

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. Adam has recently become a MOE certified coach and has also completed his PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner qualifications.

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Tel: +44 1481 732863

E-Mail: [email protected]

Julie Eaton

Programmes Manager

Julie joined the GTA in 2017 having worked in hospitality and recruitment in the UK and Guernsey for the past 20 years. She was promoted to Programmes Manager earlier this year and is responsible for the portfolio of Leadership & Management and Personal Development courses within the GTA. Julie is passionate about delivering a high level of service to customers and clients ensuring that individual requirements are met in a friendly, professional and responsible manner.

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Tel: +44 1481 721555

E-Mail: [email protected]

Joanne Chippendale

Service Delivery Administrator

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. From September 2018 Jo also now supports the Service Delivery Administration Team. 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: [email protected]

Nathan Langlois

Service Delivery Facilities Team

Nathan joined the GTA Facilities Team in January 2015. His primary responsibilities are looking after our tutors and delegates whilst here training at the GTA, and to ensure our training facilities are suitable for them. Nathan also is responsible for looking after equipment and regularly PAT tests to ensure everything fully complies. In his free time he enjoys cooking and brings into the GTA office on occasion.

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Tel: 01481 721555

E-Mail: [email protected]

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 721555

E-Mail: [email protected]

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 721555

E-Mail: [email protected]

Camilla Hobbs

Programmes Manager

Camilla Hobbs, has a legal background having practiced as an advocate in the Isle of Man and Guernsey. Camilla worked as an advocate for 12 years and will oversee our finance and law courses: “As an advocate I recognize the importance of keeping up-to-date on regulatory changes and accordingly being skillful at applying learning in a daily role. My experience helps me to ensure that the GTA keeps abreast of new changes and trends and that clients find the training which meets their business needs.”

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Tel: +44 1481 732867

E-Mail: [email protected]

Caterina Allaway

Marketing Manager

Caterina brings along her creativity and campaign experience in the arts, education and charitable sectors. With a passion for life-long learning herself, Caterina is a champion for a continued education at all stages in life. She will be able to channel her energy into sharing the services and opportunities available at the GTA University Centre for the Bailiwick. Caterina loves to play the piano, illustration and watercolour paint and the French language and culture.

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Tel: 01481 746883

E-Mail: [email protected]

Nancy Le Page

Service Delivery Facilities

Nancy joined the GTA Facilities Team in January 2019. Her responsibilities are to look after the facilities and delegates on courses, to the best of her ability. Nancy loves spending time with her family, travelling and enjoying life.

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Tel: 721555

E-Mail: [email protected]

Heather Bougourd

Service Delivery Administrator

I started my career in finance & moved into education/ training in 2014. I am a true people person & have a passion for customer service. I’m a very proud Guernsey girl who loves the beach. When the weather is not so kind, you’ll find me watching Friends & or anything Disney with my daughter & our 2 Persian cats, Romeo & Tallulah. In the words of my 5 year old- all I do all day is chat & sing loudly…. she’s not wrong!

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Tel: 01481 721555

E-Mail: [email protected]

Adolphus Khabiah

Service Delivery & Exams Administrator

Adolphus has a had experience in healthcare & retail in the UK, the civil service in Guernsey and in health research as a research candidate with the Dublin City University, Republic of Ireland. This mixture of experience has developed and shaped Adolphus’ perspective on life in general, as strong believer in the concepts of sociological imagination and mindfulness. Adolphus is an avid reader and a passionate traveller due to his love of discovery and learning about other places, cultures and languages. If he’s not reading a book, you’ll find him listening to the Afrobeat music genre and all types (excluding hard rock), help with cooking and tiding around the house.

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Tel: 01481 721555

E-Mail: [email protected]

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