- NAME OF CANDIDATE
Chris Le Tissier
- PARISH WHERE RESIDENT AT PRESENT
Director of Financial Institution
- 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?
- 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?
I was educated at the Grammar School Guernsey. I have been extensively trained in financial matters from technical to staff relations and multi multiculturalism/diversity.
I am a qualified Investment Professional and a Fellow of the Securities Institute. I carry out around 50 hours CPD per annum. My experience over the years has taught me how to negotiate hard but also when to compromise. I have a can do attitude.
I can move very quickly when the situation demands it. I take a non judgemental view and hold harmonious relations with co workers that I may disagree with or are from different cultures and diversities.
- 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 finance professional at Director level in a local financial institution. I have experience of several different aspects of finance from banking, investments, fiduciary and custody to name a few.
- Do you intend to carry on working besides fulfilling your duties as a States’ member if elected?
I am intending to retire at the end of this year. I would then be a full time Deputy.
- 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 will bring a can do attitude, a collaborative approach and will most definitely address the issues not the personalities. I have an open mind as to which committees I would like to serve on.
- 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 have overseen several projects both in Guernsey and Jersey where matters required immediate remediation to ensure compliance with the local laws. I have assisted and mentored many novices in all aspects of high tech from computers to social media and others.
- 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 see electronic voting brought in. It worked in lock-down, it should be used in the chamber. Although some may see it as trivial, it can be implemented very quickly. Easy win.
- What do you regard as the prime attribute or special skill you have to serve the island as a deputy?
A collaborative can-do way of doing business.
- 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?
I believe in collective responsibility in committee. In a valid vote, the majority decision must be respected.
- Any other comments you wish to add:
I will work with members of my party and like minded Deputies to achieve what Guernsey needs. I will not be distracted from this goal. I will respect any opponents.