The award was made to Garenne’s ex-chairman Stuart Falla for services to the community in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June.
Mr Falla has been instrumental in driving improvements in facilities at KGV, and it is one of the activities recognised in his award. A former Castel deputy, Mr Falla served in the States between 2004 and 2008. He also helped to establish the Association of Guernsey Charities and played a key role in establishing the Guernsey Community Foundation. In addition to the above he gave almost 12 years of service as chairman of the Guernsey Sports Commission and has led the transformation of Guernsey’s King George V Memorial Playing Field. He is still closely involved with the local sporting community.
Having been awarded an MBE in 2003 for his work leading Guernsey’s home Island Games to receive another call from the Lt-Governor’s office was unexpected.
‘It was a pleasant surprise,” he said. “After getting an MBE, you don’t expect anything on top of that.”