Year Appointed: October 2015
Charles Clarke is a Chartered Accountant who spent some 30 years with KPMG in London, Malaysia and Jersey, mainly as an Audit Partner. Latterly he was Senior Partner of the Channel Islands Firm and chaired the grouping of KPMG member firms in offshore jurisdictions. Since retiring from KPMG in 2005 he has focused on a portfolio of Non-Executive Directorships, including listed and regulated UK and Jersey companies. He has also established an offshore corporate governance consultancy.
He has been involved with Jersey Airport since late 2006, initially chairing a taskforce established by the previous Airport Director, and with Harbours since mid-2010, originally chairing the Jersey Harbours Advisory Group. His community roles have included Chairman and President of the Jersey Branch of the Institute of Directors, Chair of the States of Jersey Statistics Users' Group, Governor of Victoria College and independent member of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust's Governance Committee.
Charles sits on PoJ Nomination Committee (Chair), PoJ Audit Committee.
John Mills CBE
Deputy Chairman & Senior Independent Director
Year Appointed: October 2015
John Mills had an extensive public sector career in London, in Hong Kong, in a large English local authority as Chief Executive and in Jersey, where for four years he was Chief Executive of the former Policy and Resources Department and the Island's senior civil servant. His roles in London included several years as a member of the Prime Minister's Policy Unit.
Since 2007 he has held a range of non-executive roles in the statutory sector, including as a board member of the Jersey Financial Services Commission and the Port of London Authority. Since 2014 he has been the Jersey-based director on the board of the Channel Islands Financial Ombudsman.
John initiated the States' work on the incorporations of Jersey Telecom and Jersey Post, and on the creation of the JCRA and the Island's competition policy regime. In this he drew on experience of working on the BT privatisation in 1984 and the subsequent liberalisation of the EU telecoms market.
John chairs the Airport Authority and the Harbours Authority, the structures through which PoJL board members and senior executives govern much of the non-commercial operations of the company under the Incorporation Law. He is also Chair of the Board's Remuneration Committee.
Johns sits on PoJ Remuneration Committe (Chair), Airport & Harbour Authority (Chair)
Year Apponted: 2019
Charles Hammond has been involved in the Ports industry for over 25 years and is the current CEO of Forth Ports Limited. He holds and has held many different roles in the industry, including Chairman of The United Kingdom Major Ports Group, a member of The Scottish Energy Advisory Board and a member of the Cabinet Secretary's 2020 Vision for Health & Social Care.
Previous roles have included Chairman of SpaceandPeople Group, the retail, promotional and brand experience specialist and he has previously been Chairman of the Scottish Enterprise Edinburgh, the Economic Development Agency for the East of Scotland.
Year Appointed: 2018
Having spent 24 years working in investment banking, specialising in the financing of the Utilities, Energy and Infrastructure industries and its major projects Geoffrey Spence also advised the UK Government and public sector on the commercial and financing aspects of these industries, having worked for Morgan Grenfell & Co Ltd, Deutsche Bank AG and HSBC Bank plc.
He was also Chief Executive of Infrastructure UK within HM Treasury, leading its Infrastructure, Policy and Delivery, as well as being a Special Advisor to the Chancellor of the Exchequer's advisor on business and EU policy.
He has held senior positions in Lloyds Bank plc as well as being a member of the UK Government's Thames Estuary Commission.
Nowadays, Geoffrey is a Director of a private, charitable acute Hospital in Nazareth, Israel and is a member if the Board of the Association of Consulting Engineers. He is also a member of the London Mayor Brexit Advisory Panel.
Geoffrey sits on PoJ Nomination Committee, PoJ Audit Committee, PoJ Investment Committee (Chair)
Year Appointed: January 2017
Jeff Hume is the Senior Independent Director of Manx Telecom plc, an AIM listed company, and is a member of the London Stock Exchange's Primary Markets Group.
He was the Deputy Chairman of the Dover Harbour Board, a major Trust Port, until December 2016 and the Senior Independent Director of the social housing association Moat Homes Ltd until September 2016. He was the Senior Independent Director and latterly the Chairman of Hyder Consulting plc (the multinational Consulting Engineer) until 2014. He was earlier an Independent Director of Heath Lambert Insurance Brokers.
In his executive career he was the Finance Director of TDG plc (Logistics), AWG plc (Anglian Water and Morrison), Alfred McAlpine plc (Housebuilding and Construction) and Howden Group plc (Mechanical Engineering). He previously held senior management and financial positions in the FTSE100 Hawker Siddeley Group plc.
He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Association of Corporate Treasurers. He is the Chair of the Board's Audit Committee.
Jeff sits on PoJ Nomination Committee, PoJ Audit Committee (Chair)
Year Appointed: November 2017
Mark Chown has extensive business experience in the private equity, leisure, property and aviation sectors. He held senior executive and non-executive positions with Flybe Group plc over 18 years, until 2014, including Deputy Chairman. During this time Flybe quadrupled in size, to become Europe's largest regional airline. Mark led the successful acquisition of BA Connect, the IPO on the London Stock Exchange and other significant corporate transactions. Mark has held non-executive director and Chairman roles in substantial businesses in the leisure, property and IT sectors. Mark has a BA (Econ) from Manchester University and a post graduate qualification from the Manchester School of Management. He trained as chartered accountant with what is now PWC, before moving into the private equity sector with 3i plc, prior to becoming a partner in an independent private equity firm. Mark is a member of both the Audit Committee and Risk Committee at Ports of Jersey.
Mark sits on PoJ Risk Committee (Chair), PoJ Audit Committee