Chris is the principal contact for ISLESTAT. He has worked at the highest level of island government in strategic planning, economics, tourism, and utility services. The origination and subsequent adoption of many successful island initiatives covering economic strategy, land use planning, population management, and tourism development can be attributed to him.
In the private sector, Chris pioneered a unique research capability which not only benchmarked island economic, social and environmental strategies and policies around the world but also identified best practice in many areas. He has presented at a number of international events and to global organisations and agencies.
Given current very challenging times, Chris' island knowledge and expertise are invaluable when addressing the implications of these challenges on the effective performance of island-based public, private and third sector organisations.
Chris has been a Member of Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs) since 2017.
Trish has held senior marketing and communications positions across both the public and private sectors including tourism, financial and legal services. She has undertaken a number of research projects for clients including qualitative research (within the financial services and commercial sectors), business planning consultation (for both start-ups and larger established organisations) and marketing strategy.
Trish understands the key role that research and analysis plays in informing future growth strategy and planning and now enjoys using her experience to support a range of businesses on their own journey.
Trish speaks both French and Spanish and this is important in communication terms when taking into account the number of islands around the world that are French or Spanish speaking.
Angus is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has been deeply involved in island accounting, financial planning, and training issues for over a twenty-five year period. Many of his clients are wholly dependent upon the economic success of an island and, therefore, Angus has to be very conscious of the impact that any changes to an island’s legislative and economic framework can have in the short, medium and long term.
Angus' academic credentials include: a Master’s degree in Business Administration, a Master’s degree in Economics and Politics, a Master’s degree in Education, a Postgraduate Certificate in Accountancy together with a Teaching Certificate.