Committee Members


We are very fortunate to have a committed and passionate Committee who bring a wide-ranging series of skills to our charity. We all have different reasons for wanting to be involved – some of these very personal – but we are all united in our determination to improve the resources for young people in the Bailiwick.

Our Committee of volunteers comprises:

Jane St. Pier (Chair) Chartered Accountant by profession; Chair of Guernsey Samaritans; member of Executive Board of Guernsey and Alderney Youth Partnership; (contact on 07911 733183 or

Paul Steer (Secretary) retired Headmaster; former Director of Youth Concern; Douzainier and Parish Procureur for St. Martins; Chair of the Adoption Panel; (contact on 236963 or

Karen Gamble (Treasurer) – English lawyer by profession; former adviser at the Citizens Advice Bureau (Battersea and Royal Courts of Justice, London); former Trustee of the Capital Cases Charitable Trust; moved to Guernsey 2008; (contact on 07781125273 or

Alex Paxton  Prior to taking a career break to raise her family Alex worked in investor relations in the banking sector in London.  Alex is passionate about helping and supporting Guernsey children in need of help. (Contact on 07781127482 or

Marni Eisenberg – UKCP, BACP registered psychotherapist and Affiliate Consultant for AXA ICAS. Accredited with SAPERE to facilitate philosophical enquiry sessions for children and a mother of three energetic kids. (Contact 07781 157747 email:

Jo Henton –

Mike Torode – 29 years political service to the island including President of the Island Police Committee/Home Affairs Committee for 24 years; 14 years as Acting President of the States of Deliberation; former Guernsey Chief Minister; former Trustee of Drug Concern; (contact on 236414 or

Sue Markham – owns GBG Media which publishes GBG Magazine in Guernsey bi-monthly; active supporter of many local charities and causes, both professionally and personally; (contact on 07781117228 or

Simon Torode – extensive career in advertising and brand creation; Founder and Director of Livingroom Estate Agents and Livinglife magazine; (contact on 07911711005 or

Dave Jones – spent his working life in heavy plant industry; currently in third term as Deputy for Vale; Housing Minister since 2004; member of Policy Council and External Relations Group. Dave is an ex-Barnardo´s boy; (contact on 07781 132074 or

Jeanie Lynch – is a Service Development Manager for Barnardo´s South West, and brings 25 years´ experience of working with vulnerable children and young people to the project. We are very grateful to the support and expertise that Jeanie has provided to our charity since its formation. Although not formally a member of our committee, Jeanie is certainly a key part of the YPG family; (contact on


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