Founding head of Locate Guernsey is returning to the private sector

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THE man who has led Locate Guernsey during the first year of its existence is stepping down.

Richard Le Tocq has tendered his resignation from the inward investment and promotional body, which was set up at the end of 2015.

Mr Le Tocq, whose background is in insurance, is to take up the role of chief executive officer at Guernsey-based insurance specialists Robus Group.

'I wasn't looking to move,' he said, 'but it's a great opportunity.'

Although he officially took up the Locate Guernsey role in January last year, he said he 'started the journey six months before'.

Mr Le Tocq felt he was leaving things in a good place. 'I think a lot of the hard work is done,' he said. 'It's in a really strong position to take to the next level.

'As a team I think we have built a really successful brand so far and I think that's going to continue.'

The group was currently dealing with more than 100 enquiries.

'Perhaps these will convert this year, while some will fade away and some will take longer than a year.

'I will be incredibly sad to leave the project behind but I have enjoyed it.'

Mr Le Tocq will step down at the end of May. 'Meanwhile, it's business as usual,' he said.

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