Steve Williams | Director
Steve has been Director since it opened in April 2011 as the joint representative office of the Governments of Guernsey and Jersey. Before that he had worked for 30 years in the British Diplomatic Service, most recently as British Ambassador to Bulgaria (2007-2011). Other overseas postings included spells in the British Embassies in Oslo and Buenos Aires, and at the UK Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels. In London, Steve has been Deputy Director of EU Affairs, and Americas Director of the FCO.
Daniella Terruso | Senior Policy Adviser
Daniella joined CIBO as Senior Policy Adviser in May 2017. At CIBO she leads on financial services, anti-money laundering and data protection. Previously Daniella worked as a Policy Advisor for 11 years in international law firms for EU and third-country corporate, government and financial services clients. Before that, Daniella was European Liaison Officer for 9 years for a consortium of UK counties, universities and training councils.
Senthia De Buyst | Operations Manager & Policy Assistant
Senthia joined CIBO from White & Case LLP in January 2011, where she had worked on Channel Islands matters for 13 years. As a result, Senthia has a good understanding of the Channel Islands’ relationship with the EU. Prior to that, she worked for several years in the Public Affairs Department at the European headquarters of a Japanese car manufacturer. Senthia started her professional career at the Belgo-Zaïrian commercial bank.
Ciara Harnden | Policy Officer
Ciara joined CIBO as a policy officer in January 2020 on a three-month secondment from the Government of Guernsey. At CIBO she leads on climate change and Artificial Intelligence. Prior to her posting in Brussels, she worked for three and a half years as an External Relations Officer with a focus on regional and European relations. Ciara studied modern languages at university, and as part of her studies spent a year teaching English at a secondary school in Rennes.