About the Games
Board Director and Co-founder of Specsavers Optical Group, the largest privately owned retail optical business globally, with over 1900 outlets in 10 countries with 32,000 employees and 3,000 joint venture partners. She is involved with many local and national charities as Patron and Ambassador and encourages all areas of her business to support their local charities, many of which are in sport.
Wayne Bulpitt founded the Active Group Limited in 2002 and has over 35 years’ experience in creating, managing and developing investment products and regulatory services from a commercial perspective. At the same time as successfully building the business, Wayne has been a passionate supporter of philanthropy and volunteering, especially in the support and development of young people. He was at the centre of the strategic leadership of the Scout Movement in the UK from 2001, overseeing its significant transformation and growth and was made a Vice-President in September 2016.
A highly regarded inspirational leader and philanthropist, Wayne’s significant contributions were recognised in the 2017 Birthday Honours when he was made Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his voluntary services to young people.
Ian is a chartered accountant and is an Associate Director of BDO Guernsey. He retired from playing cricket and hockey in 2009 following over 25 years of involvement with the island squads in both sports, but is still involved in the administration of Guernsey cricket.
Retired Bank Manager with over 30 years’ experience in Sports Administration in Guernsey. He has been to the Games since 1993 and was Treasurer of the IIGA from 2001 to 2011 before becoming an Honorary Life Member of the Association.
Neil has worked in the media and entertainment industry, before managing a successful local coach company. Having returned to working in the staging of concerts, theatre and other live events, he is looking forward to bringing his wide skills base and knowledge to the role of Logistics Director for the 2023 Games.
Colin set up Digimap, a world leader in computer-based mapping and geographic information systems technology, nearly 20 years ago. He was responsible for the results service for the 2003 NatWest Island Games with the assistance of Dr Peter Harris and Matt Polson and Digimap provided results service support for the Island Games in Jersey in 2015.
Colin was the Chief Timekeeper for the Union International Motonautique, the World Governing body for Offshore Powerboat racing for 14 years and introduced computerised timekeeping and tracking systems into Class 1. He is also responsible for the St Peter Port lifeboat website and Facebook pages.
Amanda has worked in the fields of graphic design, marketing, communication and events management for the last 28 years. She is an experienced events manager and has organised large-scale seminars, conferences and awards ceremonies in the UK, Guernsey and Australia. She was a committee member of the Guernsey Hockey Club for several years and organised the Easter Hockey Festivals. Amanda is a keen cyclist and has participated in several charity bike rides in Guernsey, Tanzania and France.
Julia is an experienced event and project manager who has worked as a venue manager at two Commonwealth Games, the 2012 London Olympics and the 2015 European games in Baku. Julia was also involved in the volunteers programme for the Olympic Torch Relay for the London Olympics. She was Roy Martel’s assistant at the Guernsey Games in 2003 and since then she (and her husband) have made a career out of being involved with various International Games (including the London Olympics).
Semi-retired and a Director of a local leisure industry group, Pete has been Captain and Manager of the Guernsey Senior Cricket squad, a footballer in his younger days and a keen golfer. Also has past experience in Sports Administration for several years. Also is an Accountant with many years Senior Management experience in the Finance Industry.
Jamie has worked in the travel industry for 22 years and has represented Guernsey in golf, competing in three Island Games. He was part of the men’s team who won a bronze medal in the Isle of Wight in 2011. His travel expertise as well as his experience of competing at three games makes him well placed to carry out this role.