Daniel Pedroletti, President and Secretary
Daniel Pedroletti was born and educated in Switzerland. After studying business and working for a health insurance fund in Lausanne, he moved to the UK in 1968. In 1969, he briefly worked in the City for an insurance broker and underwriters at Lloyds. He joined the staff of the Embassy of Switzerland in London in January 1970. After 33 years at Montagu Place, he took up a managerial post with the Federal Department of Finance, Swiss Compensation Office, in Geneva as Head of the Contributions Section. He retired in February 2008. He is a long-standing member of several Swiss clubs and is currently Honorary Treasurer of the Federation of Swiss Societies in the UK and Chair of the Swiss National Day London.
Loredana Guetg Wyatt, Vice-President
was born and educated in the Italian part of Switzerland. After graduating from SUPSI in 1998, she joined an international risk consulting firm. Loredana moved to the UK in 2004 in order to found the UK branch of the American Risk Consulting company Protiviti. At Protiviti Loredana was the UK solution lead for the internal audit and financial assurance team specialising in consulting to multinational companies. After spending ten years with Protiviti, Loredana has now founded her own company and works as a freelancer specialising in supporting global companies complying with local and international legislations. Loredana is a Trustee and Honorary Treasurer of the charity STEPS Worldwide and is a member of the finance committee of the Jubilee Gardens Trust. Loredana, along with famous comedian Sue Perkins, is also a member of the advisory Board to the Orion Orchestra. Her hobbies include hiking, horse-riding, skiing and of course going to concerts and theatres. Loredana is married to Jonathan and has a son, Lawrence, who keeps her very busy!
Christina Brandao, Assistant Secretary
Christina Brandao is multi lingual and highly educated professional with extensive knowledge, experience and background in the field of international and diplomatic affairs, strategic trade development and business, and global management. She is enthusiastic, proactive, communicative and outgoing individual who is attentive to details, extremely committed in achieves outstanding results and takes pleasure by embracing new challenges. In addition of being fascinated about Switzerland and its affairs, Christina is also passionate for winter and water sports, cooking, acting, reading and travelling. She likes to cultivate trustful and enjoyable friendship.
Camilla Ghislanzoni, Secretary
was born in Geneva from a family originally from Basel. After spending her youth in the paternal town of Venice, she graduated in Business from the University of Freiburg and joined Canon, the global leader in Imaging and Printing technology, where she spent ten years holding several sales management roles across Italy, the Netherlands and more recently the United Kingdom. A full time mother for the last two years, Camilla is treasurer of her children’s school’s Parents Association and is actively involved in charitable organizations. Multilingual speaker (French, Italian, German, English and Dutch), her hobbies include horse-riding, skiing and … eating fondue!
Lucienne Greig, Honorary Treasurer
was born and educated in the French part of Switzerland. After one year spent working at a leading London hotel in 1971, she joined the staff of the Swiss Embassy in January 1972. During the next 16 and a half years, she worked in a number of departments as a secretary to various diplomats, with the latter years at the Embassy in the AVS/AHV section, assisting Daniel Pedroletti. She then worked as a PA for different companies in London and Surrey until her retirement from the professional scene in the Spring of 2013. She was then appointed as the Hon. Treasurer for the New Helvetic Society. Lucienne is now truly enjoying her retirement and has become a real globetrotter. Her hobbies include all outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, gardening, as well as cooking, going to the theatre and concerts. Lucienne is widowed and has a daughter and granddaughter who keep her young and busy!
Delphine Kunz Hoarau, Membership Secretary
Delphine was born and educated in France. Growing up with stories from her Swiss great-grandmother, she’s always had a particular interest in this part of her ancestry. After many years living in France, her passion for travelling led her to spend a year in Vancouver, Canada; she then moved to Sydney, Australia and studied a Masters of Law, following one of her other interests: environment and taxation. While living in this tremendous country, she worked as a French Teacher, an IT assistant and a PA for two different artists, one being one of the most famous Australian artists: Michael Callaghan. Two years later, she moved to London where she is now managing the office of an Italian Chef. As a person with eclectic tastes, Delphine is fond of hiking, skiing, writing, hanging out with friends, travelling and discovering new cultures.
Paul Norton, Honorary Treasurer
Paul Norton was born and educated in England. He studied Law at the University of Southampton. Paul has worked privately as a consultant; but currently, works for Steps Charity Worldwide as their Managing Director. In addition, Paul voluntarily acts as a special advisor to Poole Quays Forum, a community-based group committed to preserving the look and feel of Poole Quay in Dorset, an area of unique significance. Paul has two young children and enjoys traveling, cooking and writing in his spare time.
Esther-Lou Pedroletti, Catering Coordinator
Esther-Lou Pedroletti was born and educated in England. After spending 6 months working in a clinic by Lake Geneva, she kept an interest in all matters Swiss. In 1973, she qualified as a State Reregistered Nurse at St Georges Hospital in Hyde Park Corner and in 1982, she obtained her District Nursing diploma at Newland College in Buckinghamshire. She is currently team leader of a Community Nursing Night Service. A keen amateur cook and cake maker, she has taken courses in Italy and England.
Marc Peter, PR & Website
Marc Peter was born and educated in Switzerland, completing a Typographic Design Diploma in 1990. Marc moved to London to complete an MA Interactive Media (University of the Arts) in 1999, the same year that his first book. Industry magazines in Switzerland, Germany and the UK have consistently published Marc’s comment and articles. Marc is the Creative Director of on-IDLE, a design and web development agency he co-founded with his now wife in 2000. He is a long-standing member of the City Swiss Club and PR and Webmaster of the Swiss National Day London.