New CEO and deputy at Citizens Advice
KERRY Ciotti has been appointed chief executive officer of Citizens Advice Guernsey with Ali Marquis joining as deputy CEO.
Formerly deputy CEO of the Guernsey bureau for 11 years, Mrs Ciotti said: ‘My experience as deputy will be helpful in taking Citizens Advice forward into this new decade. It’s a new chapter and I’m very excited.
‘What gives me the confidence to step up into this role is the team we have here. We have a dynamic and supportive management committee and it’s a real privilege to work with volunteers, who provide a much-needed service to so many islanders.
‘Also, the Friends’ vital fundraising work through their shop never ceases to amaze me. I feel very proud to be responsible for such a terrific team.’
Deputy CEO Ali Marquis was formerly personnel and training manager of Guernsey’s social security department, before becoming deputy director of HR in the health department. She also has more than 10 years’ experience of working in the island’s charitable sector.
‘Life is becoming increasingly complex and I hope that my experience and personnel skills will help Citizens Advice to face the challenges of a new decade,’ she said.
Mark Helyar, chair of the management committee, welcomed the appointments - saying the pair had skills well suited to the charity's needs.