Meet The Team
Having been born in Alderney, and spending most of my school years here, I am aware of the important role which sporting clubs and organisations play in such a small community, and the dedication of the volunteers concerned. Having retired from the position of States Treasurer in 2019, which included various trustee roles, I am now in a position to give some voluntary time back to our unique community. I enjoy swimming on Alderneys beautiful beaches, cliff and coastal path walking, keep fit and yoga.
I was brought up in Alderney until the age of nine, from where I went to school in Jersey & then Liverpool Poly to study Maritime Studies. I have worked in the Bailiwick for over 30 years in shipping & have always considered Alderney to be my home. My father was the longest serving President of the States of Alderney, of which I am immensely proud.
From 1962 every year the family spent all holidays in Alderney. I moved to the island after leaving school and taught maths at St Anne's School in 1975. With John Arlott as the original Chairman, I ran a sports marketing business for twenty five years, amazing sponsorships & PR campaigns, including for the England cricket team & Manchester United. I remain a Director of the Professional Darts Corporation. I have ben a member of Alderney Cricket Club since 1972, and since 1977 have brought touring cricketers every year.
My parents moved to Alderney in 1978 and my father Max played for ACC; my mother, Elisabeth Beresford, expended the Womble family in the TV series by adding the character of Alderney, based on my islander wife Marianne!
I first visited Alderney in 1976 & subsequently enjoyed many happy holidays until my family sold the house in the late eighties. I was lucky enough to return on a cricket tour & later introduced my family to the island, where we have established our home from home. I continue to bring cricket teams to play against the island, even as my already poor standards slip into further decline!
I run an insurance brokerage in Hampshire, as well as a family property business, but make as much time as possible to visit & enjoy all that Alderney offers.
Chairman of Trustees
I have been visiting Alderney since 1975 when, as a one-year-old, I took my first steps on Arch Beach. I have been a frequent visitor ever since and bought my house on the island in 2008. A keen cricketer, I have played both against & for Alderney, and I am a member of the Sailing Club & Golf Club.
In the UK I work as a fund manager at Investec (Ninety One) based in both London and Cape Town.
My introduction to Alderney was through organising team-building weekends on the island bringing UK clients and staff to play cricket and golf against Alderney. During this time I met my husband Nigel, an island boy, and moved here from London in 2003. Since 2010 I have worked for the States of Alderney in the President’s office, after stints at Rockhopper (now Blue Islands), Aurigny and Bell & Co Estate Agents. Prior to moving to the island my background was in sports sponsorship and event management. I moved on to working on a start-up business setting up and running a main-line Steam train operation in the UK.
Having always been a sporty, keep-fit kind of person, when I’m not in the President’s office I spend my time walking the cliff paths with Bob (our border terrier), fishing with my husband, gardening, and running our small self catering business at our home.
At school, being dyslexic & losing my hair left me floundering with a sense of drowning - swimming became my lifeline which changed my life. I know from this how much sport gives to young people & that is why I am wholeheartedly supporting Alderney Sports Foundation. After all, physiologically we are no different to our hunter gatherer ancestors & that is why physical activity & sport play such a key role in physical & mental wellbeing. Sport also builds communities and teams, along with organisations & leadership structures. All these benefits can only be delivered if it is "good" sport & fair, played by the rules, respectful with excellent teaching, coaching, well supported & organised. It is this that makes the work the Alderney Sports Foundation is doing so crucial and beneficial to all the young people on Alderney.
Duncan Goodhew MBE, Olympic Gold & Bronze medallist & lifetime visit & complete fan of Alderney.