- NAME OF CANDIDATE
- PARISH WHERE RESIDENT AT PRESENT
St Pierre Du Bois
Existing States Member
- EMAIL ADDRESS
- MANIFESTO WEBSITE
- Have you previously been a member of the States and, if so, between which dates?Yes between 2004 to 2020
- Have you ever served on any States’ committees and, if so, which ones and when?2016 to 2030 Policy and Resources
2012 to 2016 Deputy Minister Commerce and Employment, and Health and Social Services [Part Term]
2008 to 2012 Deputy Minister Social Security, and Public Sector Remuneration [Part Term]
2004 to 2008 Public Services Dept, and Legislation Select Committee
- Have you ever served as a parish constable, douzenier or procureur of the poor and, if so, between which dates and which parish?Douzenier [ Vice Dean ] St Pierre du Bois 2000 to 2020
Constable St Pierre du Bois 1998 to 2000
- What education, training, qualifications (whether professional or vocational) and experience do you have which would be advantageous in being one of the 38 Deputies representing the people of Guernsey?
16 years experience as a Deputy
Qualified as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and with the Chartered Insurance Institute. 28 years with NatWest
Experience of running my own gardening business
- What is your present occupation and what other positions have you held in the past ten years either as employee or employer (in the case of present or former States’ members please include outside work done (if any) whilst serving as a member)?n/a
- Do you intend to carry on working besides fulfilling your duties as a States’ member if elected?
- Indicate how your qualifications and experience of life generally will bring value to the work of the States in the discharge of all its many functions, governmental, legislative and administrative. Indicate, if you wish, two particular committees where you feel you can make a contribution and which skills and attributes you have which would fit you for such roles.
I have had the opportunity to do much, to engage, to explore and even time to reflect. A Deputies role, much like the States, is multifaceted, there are many different issues, at times it can be fast moving with a lot of information which maybe conflicting. The skill is to be able to sift through the information, to understand the key issues, and their effects and then make sound decisions.
- Give details of any team or project activity in which you have engaged within the last five years where you feel you have contributed to benefitting your employment or community: (a) in your work (b) in your voluntary charitable, sporting or social life.
The Policy and Resources Committee
Where we have dealt with a variety of issues from Domestic to International, from Finance to the Environment, and from Audit to Zoomorphic. We have worked well together as a team with mutual respect, bringing together a range of skills and experience as the senior States Committee.
- What do you regard as the prime attribute or special skill you have to serve the island as a deputy?
That’s a difficult question, I think the answer changes over time. I still have the same passion when I first was elected. I am very conscientious and not afraid to challenge or be counted.
Now over time I have experience and more knowledge which I can add to my quiver.
What is the first thing (if any) you would like to change in the present practices or procedures (not the policies) of the States of Deliberation?
Trial the limiting of speeches to 10 minutes [excepting the proposer of the debate]
Given that matters can rarely be decided unanimously, are you able to respect the majority decision of a team or committee of which you are a member after respectful and informed debate?
Yes, as evidenced with the present Committee of Policy and Resources, where we do not always agree at first light, but have been able, the majority of time, to provide the States with a united position both in policy and leadership.
- Any other comments you wish to add: