- NAME OF CANDIDATE
- PARISH WHERE RESIDENT AT PRESENT
- OCCUPATIONDirector Nicholas Hall Europe. Branch Officer National Autistic Society Guernsey
- EMAIL ADDRESS
- MANIFESTO WEBSITE
- Have you previously been a member of the States and, if so, between which dates?
- Have you ever served on any States’ committees and, if so, which ones and when?
No, I have been a member of the HSC Framework for Autism Steering Group
- Have you ever served as a parish constable, douzenier or procureur of the poor and, if so, between which dates and which parish?
- 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?Comprehensive School, sixth form college, Registered General Nurse. Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice, Diploma in Supervisory Management. University Certificate in Autism
- 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)?
I am a director of part of our family business (Nicholas Hall Group) This is a non elective role but my involvement with the business does give me some insight into the needs of the business community. However my background is in public service. I worked as a nurse and nurse manager before my marriage.I have been Branch Officer National Autistic Society and Education representative on the Guernsey Disability Alliance social policy group
- Do you intend to carry on working besides fulfilling your duties as a States’ member if elected?
No . I would not have time for my roles with GDA and NAS and there would be the potential for conflict of interest. I will retain my directorship as this is a non elective role.
- 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.
Working in 3rd sector organisations has given me experience working with government departments (mainly health and education). I have contributed to consultation on a number of issues and changed a number of decisions. Departments leave themselves open to such challenge when decisions are poorly evidenced.
My knowledge and experience would probably be most valuable on ESC or HSC. However I would also be interested in working with Home on progressing the criminal justice review.
- 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.
I was part of the team that worked with HSC to research, consult and draft the Framework for Autism. The most personally rewarding contribution is providing informal advocacy and peer to support to the families of autistic children (2 of my 3 sons have an ASD diagnosis)
- 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?
I would like to establish clarity on where the boundaries lay between setting policy direction and political oversight; and operational management. Also stronger scrutiny and greater transparency.
- What do you regard as the prime attribute or special skill you have to serve the island as a deputy?
I prefer to weigh evidence and listen to opinions before deciding on an issue. I would wish to focus debate on issues and vote on individual policies rather than be influenced by personalities or a partisan approach.
- 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 ,I am used to working collaboratively with others and do not see the point in trying to replay the same arguments in the hope of reaching a different decision. However I do think decisions should be challenged if new evidence becomes available.
- Any other comments you wish to add: