Jim Hopley, Chairman of the Jersey National Park, awarded MBE

The Jersey National Park is delighted to announce that its Chairman, Jim Hopley, has become a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to the community and is the only Jersey person to be recognised in The Queen’s New Year Honours List 2022.

Jim stepped down as CEO of the Channel Islands’ Co-operative Society in 2011 and has since chaired a variety of bodies in Jersey, including the Jersey Cheshire Home, Genuine Jersey as well as leading the Jersey National Park. 

Mike Stentiford, from the Jersey National Park who also received an MBE in 2000, said: “Jim has been integral to the development of the Jersey National Park, which aim is to support all of its partners in protecting, conserving and enhancing the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage within the Park.”

He added: “It is a great privilege to be working alongside Jim during these early stages of our National Park. His commitment, not only to the Park but also to others in the Island's voluntary sector has been tireless, and we couldn’t be more proud of him.”

Jim Hopley