Commission elects new Vice-Chairman

9th February 2021

The Commission has elected Advocate Simon Howitt as its Vice-Chairman. He succeeds Bob Moore who stood down as a Commissioner at the end of last month after nine years’ service.

Advocate Howitt has over thirty years’ experience as an advocate and is a consultant at Babbé having previously been a Partner. He served as President of the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce between 2001 and 2003. Advocate Howitt has served on a number of States Committees including being a non-States member of the Legislation Select Committee and its successor, the Legislation Review Panel, since 2004, the share transfer duty working party and the Inheritance Law Review Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Examiners for the Guernsey Bar Examinations and a member of the Editorial Board of the Jersey and
Guernsey Law Review.

Speaking about these changes, Commission Chairman, Drs Cees Schrauwers said: “Bob Moore served the Commission in an exemplary manner over the past nine years and as its Vice- Chairman since February 2017. I should like to place on record the Commission’s sincere thanks to him for the significant contribution he made during his time as a Commissioner. I am also delighted that Advocate Howitt has been elected as the Commission’s new Vice-Chairman; he has already made a valuable contribution to the work of the Commission since his appointment as a Commissioner and I look forward to continuing to work with him.”