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The speakers:

Dr. Peter Harris

Deputy Stuart Falla, MBE.
Dr. Alexander Dix
Mike Wilkinson
Peter Fleischer
Toby Stevens
Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Garstka
Mark Dunster
Paula Ortiz López
Fleur Fisher
Susan McDonald Cooper



Deputy Stuart Falla
Stuart Falla is a born and bred islander.   He took over his father's construction firm, R.G. Falla Limited, 25 years ago, the company best known for the construction of a magnificent Gothic style castle and island infrastructure works on the island of Brecqhou for Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay.   He is the Chairman of the Garenne Group of companies which has businesses in both Guernsey and Jersey with almost 500 direct employees.

Stuart is married with four daughters.   He has been interested in sport all of his life.   He competed at athletics and played rugby on the island before taking up sports administration as a hobby.   Many years running the local athletics club lead to sport politics and then agreeing to form a bid committee for the 2003 NatWest Island Games.   The very successful Games in Guernsey three years ago was the culmination of almost six years work with Stuart as Games Chairman.   For these efforts he was awarded the MBE in the 2004 New Year's Honours.

Stuart has been actively involved in local politics as Non-States Member on the Education Council, Recreation Committee and the Constitution and Procedures Committee.   He has been a leading activist in governmental reform sitting on the Review of the Machinery for Government Committee that submitted a report to the local government 18 months ago.   He was elected as a Deputy to the States of Guernsey in April 2004 and has become Minister of the Commerce and Employment Department.

He is a Bachelor of Science, Chartered Director and Fellow of the Institute of Directors.   Stuart sits on many Boards of local companies including being a Director of Kleinwort Benson in the Channel Islands. BCS Newtel Solutions Carey Olsen