Jeremy Swetenham was educated at Eton College, the University of Edinburgh and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. After five years in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards rising to the rank of Major, Jeremy left to complete a two handed sailing circumnavigation with his wife Sandrine between 1995 and 1998. They then settled in Jersey whilst Jeremy helped establish the first pan-island competitive telecommunications provider as both Jersey and Guernsey liberalized the telecommunications market.
The successful launch of several Internet, data and wireless services provided considerable commercial experience and in 2003 Jeremy founded Broadscape, one of the first Wi-Fi providers in the UK. In 2009 Jeremy joined the Branchage International Film Festival as Chairman, providing commercial assistance to what has been described as
“The most innovative film festival in Europe” - Guardian,
“One of the Best Festivals Around the World” - Conde Naste Traveler
“The Naughty Little Sister of Cannes”.
In 2011 Jeremy joined Jersey Heritage as Commercial Director where he has increased self-generated revenue (admissions, fundraising, lettings, venues and retail) by 30% and membership from 1% to 9% of the Jersey population in two and a half years. Jeremy’s “university vision” is to create an academic and cultural environment for Jersey that attracts the best and most creative, and makes knowledge an export industry.