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Meet David Lemasney

​David Lemasney is a Senior Recruitment Partner who joined Rowlands in 2019 after making a planned career change from physiotherapy. Educated in both Jersey and Switzerland and having travelled extensively, David brings a unique perspective and energy to the business!

What part of Jersey do you love the most?

I have a real fondness for St Aubin's. When I was younger, I used to work at the Watersports Centre there during my summer breaks, so it always brings back great memories. I like the small seaside town feel, lively bars and restaurants. It represents some of the best aspects of island life. I’ve lived in Switzerland, Wales, France, and England, but Jersey feels like home and St Aubin's captures the spirit of what I love about living here.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

In the summer, I would be outdoors as much as possible. At the moment, I’m on a bit of a mission to get good at golf – confident of reaching the PGA Tour in the next 28-36 years! I also enjoy surfing, paddle boarding, coasteering and beach BBQs with friends. The rest of the year would be made up by playing touch rugby and dragging myself to the gym to try and keep fit.

Given your love of the outdoors, how did you adjust during lockdown?

Let's just say the lawn was almost too well cared for! Being told we could only be outside for two hours a day was daunting at first, but we're a close knit team at Rowlands, so we all helped each other stay connected. I did get out for some cold-water sea swimming – I say swimming, but it was more ‘dipping’ – which became strangely addictive.

What sort of films do you watch?

Despite sport being the dominant love of my life, I'm also a bit of a film nerd! Growing up, some favourites were ‘Cool Runnings’ and ‘Remember the Titans’. But a new favourite would be ‘Peanut Butter Falcon’ – a funny and heart-warming story.

What are you most looking forward to in 2022?

Like most people, I'd like to get away and travel more this year. I already have a couple of road trips across Europe booked. My friends and I are going to visit the Southern Alps in July for some climbing, canyoning, and hiking. We’re also going to head to Germany and Belgium to do some city sightseeing later on in the year.

That said, I’m also really looking forward to a classic Jersey summer. We have so much to be grateful for already on our doorsteps, and I’m looking forward to embracing that once the sun comes out.