The Chartered Governance Institute - Guernsey

The Bailiwick of Guernsey

Get to know the Guernsey committee

Meet the team

The Chartered Governance Institute maintains a presence in the Bailiwick of Guernsey through its local branch committee. The local branch strives to enhance the presence of the Institute; within Guernsey, to support members and students throughout their careers and study programmes, as qualified or aspiring governance professionals. If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact us.

Meet your branch committee

Teresa Le Couteur FCG, Guernsey Branch Chair

Teresa Le Couteur FCG, Branch Chair

Teresa Le Couteur is Group Company Secretary for Northern Trust Guernsey and has personal responsibility for the governance function within Northern Trust’s Guernsey operation. As part of this, Teresa acts as named Company Secretary to Northern Trust (Guernsey) Limited, a bank licensed to operate in Guernsey; Northern Trust Fiduciary Services (Guernsey) Limited, the private wealth arm of Northern Trust’s Guernsey business; Northern Trust Fund Administration Services (Guernsey) Limited, which is the fund administration arm of Northern Trust’s Guernsey business; and a number of subsidiaries.

Teresa has 20+ years’ experience in the Finance Industry and extensive knowledge of Offshore Funds, Trusts, Company Secretarial work, Compliance and Corporate Governance gained through tenures with various firms in both Guernsey and Jersey; including Private Equity, Real Estate and Hedge Fund specialists. Teresa has experience of managing client entities across various other jurisdictions; including the BVI, Cayman, Cyprus, Delaware, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the UK.

Named Company Secretary of the Year at the 2020 ICSA Guernsey Awards, Teresa is a Chartered Secretary and holds a Master’s Degree in Corporate Governance from Bournemouth University.

Teresa is Mum to two primary school aged little men and in her free time likes to enjoy the natural beauty of Guernsey through long walks and runs on the beaches, cliff paths, etc. (including puddle jumping of course!). She also enjoys curling up with a good book and a hot mug of tea (preferably by the fireplace), along with spending time with friends doing whatever and going wherever the fancy takes them.

Danielle McIver, Guernsey Vice Chair

Danielle McIver FCG, Vice-Chair

Danielle has spent the best part of the last decade specialising in private wealth structuring and administration, also gaining company secretarial, custody, funds and marine services experience. Danielle is a Chartered Secretary and holds a Masters Degree in Corporate Governance. She is also a member of the Securities Institute.

Danielle is responsible for new business operations and development for the Guernsey office, as well as overseeing the office's Middle East administration team.

Kate Lenfestey, Guernsey Secretary

Kate Lenfestey ACG, Secretary

Kate is Head of University Programmes at the GTA University Centre, as well as being the company secretary and fulfilling the HR function for the organisation. She joined the GTA in 2003 after spending ten years working in an HR function within the States of Guernsey.

Kate holds a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Chichester, is an Associate of ICSA, has also completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Marketing with the University of Southampton.

Nikolett Mezei, Guernsey Student Representative

Nikolett Mezei, Student Representative

Niki was born and raised in Hungary and relocated to Guernsey in 2007 to focus on a career in the offshore financial services industry.

Having held a number of key positions, Niki joined Carey in November 2014. She works in the Corporate Team and is responsible for the delivery of governance and company secretarial services to a number of unique structures including property investment companies and also companies listed on the London Stock Exchange and Alternative Investment Market (“AIM”). Niki currently looks after three of Carey’s larger and more prestigious clients. Niki was also involved in a Luxembourg listed bond issue in January 2018 for an AIM listed client and worked closely with all stakeholders.

She holds the ICSA Certificate in Offshore Finance and Administration and the ICSA Diploma in Offshore Finance and Administration (received a prize for “Best Performance in Offshore Trust & Company Administration” at the July 2013 examination session). Niki also received the ICSA Guernsey “Company Secretary of the Year” award in 2017.

Committee members

  • Helen Kaines ACG (Treasurer)
  • Agnese Clark GradCG
  • Diana Thompson FCG
  • Heath Martorella ACG
  • Grant Wilson 

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