Crimestoppers has appointed Peter Shirreffs as Chairperson for the Jersey Volunteer Committee, and Harry McRandle as Deputy Chair.
Mr Shirreffs, who replaces Niall McClure, has over 25 years' executive experience at board level and is a former managing director of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in Jersey. He has also held a variety of executive positions within RBS.
Mr McRandle, who has been a volunteer member of Jersey Crimestoppers since January 2015, is fundraising manager at Jersey Cheshire Home and also works as a journalist.
Mr Shirreffs said: “Fortunately Jersey is a relatively safe place to live, but we face new and emerging threats, particularly as crime increasingly moves online.
“Whilst many Islanders are confident in reporting crime to the States Police, I am aware that there are some communities within the Island who may be reluctant to come forward with information.
“I look forward to working with our dedicated team of volunteers to continue promoting the Crimestoppers charity and anonymous reporting service that we offer, thereby helping to keep the Island as safe as possible for everyone.”
Crimestoppers Chief Executive Mark Hallas added that the wealth of experience Mr Shirreffs has in the corporate environment will play an important part in raising awareness going forward.
He said: “Peter joins Crimestoppers at an exciting time, as we will soon be revealing a brand refresh. This follows a period of extensive research to better understand the needs of our primary users and beneficiaries.
“Mr Shirreff’s wealth of experience in the corporate environment will be instrumental in developing relationships and better communicating who Crimestoppers are and what we do, to key audiences in Jersey.”