Who is on the Governance Board

The Board of Governance currently includes a Chair, three independent members and the Comptroller and Auditor General.

Grace Nesbitt OBE
Chair of the Board of Governance

Grace was a senior human resources professional in the Northern Ireland Civil Service with responsibility for Public Service and Civil Service Pensions with 100 staff and a budget of £300 million.

Grace is an independent member of a public sector audit committee and a Director of a Social Enterprise Company which provides training and work opportunities for disadvantaged adults.

Professor Russel Griggs OBE
Independent Member of the Board of Governance

Russel is an experienced business professional and has worked in a number of large private businesses as well as in large organisations and projects in the public sector.

He has held a wide range of executive and non-executive roles in private, public, and charitable institutions, including the Lending Standards Board, Scottish Mines Restoration Trust, Marie Curie Cancer Trust and the Audit Committee of the Department of Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland. He was previously a Board member of Audit Scotland and Chair of its Remuneration Committee.

Robert Tinlin MBE

Rob has had a successful career in local government, serving in both Scottish and English councils.  He is a Chartered Town Planner but much of his career has been in corporate governance.  He held the post of Chief Executive for both South Northamptonshire Council and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

Rob is a non-executive director with the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service, on its Executive Board, Business Improvement Committee and Chairing its Audit & Risk Committee.  He has served on a range of public organisations including as a board member of NHS Digital and its remuneration, management and audit & risk committees.

Peter Pichler

Peter qualified as a chartered accountant in London in 1971 and in Canada in 1980 and is an alumnus of EY. He held a number of senior executive positions in the finance industry, both in Toronto and in Jersey, including CEO of Deutsche Bank’s Offshore Group based in Jersey. For nine years until January 2024, he was a Commissioner at the Jersey Financial Services Commission.

Peter has wide experience in banking, including in treasury, corporate lending, global custody and retail banking. His operational responsibilities have included finance, IT, corporate restructuring and business change, and risk and compliance. His geographic responsibilities covered a number of international finance centres in Jersey, Guernsey, Cayman Islands and Mauritius and in other onshore jurisdictions.

He has lived in Jersey for 35 years and retired from full-time employment in 2013. He is a graduate of Reading University, has taken numerous training courses through his employers and, after retirement, completed the Institute of Directors Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction. Peter has recently accepted an honorary role as Trustee and Treasurer of Jersey Hospice.

Lynn Pamment CBE
Comptroller and Auditor General
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Lynn was appointed as the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) for Jersey in January 2020 and is responsible for running the Office of the C&AG in Jersey, which is known as the Jersey Audit Office (JAO).


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