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Director Development

Director Knowledge Series 2024 – Session 5 – DEI for Directors – what directors need to know and why it’s good for business

Course details

Start Date

17 October 2024

CPD Points





1-hour session (08:30-09:30) 17 October 2024


GTA University Centre

Course Overview

With Guernsey's new Discrimination Ordinance now firmly in place, Guernsey boards should be very familiar with what is expected of their business from a strict discrimination perspective. The Ordinance is, however, only the 'stick' with this session focusing on the 'carrot' from a boardroom perspective, considering the 'why's' and the 'how's' of creating a workplace culture that lives and breathes equality, diversity and inclusion.

This session will touch on the Discrimination Ordinance (focusing on the most relevant obligations affecting boards and directors) but will then do a deep dive into what equality, diversity and inclusion actually means and why it matters both at board level and within a business. All three terms mean very different things and there is now little debate that a focus on diversity without also a focus on inclusion, and equality (not equity) will result in sub-optimal strategy, governance, talent attraction and retention and performance, both collectively as a business and individually.

Registration is from 08:15 when refreshments and a light breakfast will be available.

Course Benefits

In attending this session you will benefit from the knowledge of a well-respected speaker and will have the opportunity to ask questions in a Q&A session after the presentation.

Next Steps

If you would like to book a place on this session please click on the ‘Book Course’ button to the right of this page and login or register for a user account to complete your booking(s). Any queries please do not hesitate to contact us via [email protected] or call us on 01481 224570.

Course Tutor

  • Carly Parrott

    Carly Parrott is Head of Employment in Carey Olsen’s Guernsey office, specialising in employment law, data protection and regulatory issues. Carly has over 20 years employment and industrial relations experience advising clients across all industries in various jurisdictions in respect of the full spectrum of employment related contentious and non-contentious matters. She has established a practice which services both corporate clients and individuals, seamlessly servicing both clienteles. Carly is regarded as one of the top employment lawyers in Guernsey and is ranked in Chambers UK and as a Next Generation Partner in The Legal 500 UK for Employment.

    Carly qualified as a solicitor in NSW (Australia) in 2005 and as an English solicitor in 2011. Prior to relocating to Guernsey, she worked at Minter Ellison in Sydney, and has worked at two pan-island offshore law firms before re-joining Carey Olsen in January 2024. Carly previously was counsel at Carey Olsen in the employment team from 2017 to 2020 and she re-joined the firm after successfully building a pan-island employment practice at another offshore law firm. Carly is a member of the Employment Lawyers’ Association and a Globis Accredited Mediator.

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