Jonathan Crossan

Jonathan Crossan

  1. NAME OF CANDIDATE
    Jonathan Crossan

  2. AGE

  3. PARISH WHERE RESIDENT AT PRESENT
    St Peter Port

  4. OCCUPATION
    Senior Compliance Analyst (Investment & Funds)

  5. EMAIL ADDRESS
    crossan.election@gmail.com

  6. MANIFESTO WEBSITE
    www.crossan.gg

  7. Have you previously been a member of the States and, if so, between which dates?No

  8. Have you ever served on any States’ committees and, if so, which ones and when?
    No.  I have attended a States committee in my previous employment as a civil servant.

  9. Have you ever served as a parish constable, douzenier or procureur of the poor and, if so, between which dates and which parish?
    No

  10. 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?
    (1) Academic & Professional qualifications:
    Honours degree in Modern Languages
    Graduate Diplomas in English Law and Legal Practice
    Diploma in Investment Compliance (Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment)
    Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering (International Compliance Association)
    Other investment-related qualifications (Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment)
    (2) Work experience:
    Guernsey Civil Service, 1. – Greffe (Deputy Greffier), 2. Civil Service Board (Industrial Relations Officer)
    Channel Islands Stock Exchange (Listings Analyst)
    Guernsey Financial Services Commission (Analyst, Investment Business Division)
    Local investment and funds administration business (Senior Compliance Analyst)

  11. 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)?
    Since 2012 – Senior Compliance Analyst (investment and funds administration) for a local financial services business; previously (2002-2011) Analyst in the former Investment Business Division at the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.

  12. Do you intend to carry on working besides fulfilling your duties as a States’ member if elected?
    No. The demands of the role (workload and potential conflicts of interest) would make it difficult to do outside work. I intend to maintain professional memberships and industry knowledge by engaging in minimal continuing professional development and might devote small amounts of time to charitable or voluntary associations.

  13. 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.
    My professional qualifications and experience have helped and will help me to understand public institutions, both in terms of how they function and the demands placed upon them. An education in law (particularly public and administrative law) and experience of working in the public sector have also contributed to this understanding.

    I am particularly interested in the Economic Development and Environment & Infrastructure Committees. My knowledge and experience of Guernsey’s finance sector would equip me well for the first of these, and, with regard to the second, I have a long-standing interest in transport, energy and communications which has made me aware of the strategic importance of these sectors to the economy, and also sensitive to the various issues which might arise in pursuing related policies.

  14. 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.
    Team projects: co-ordinator of a project to update and standardise the internal operational procedures for the firm which employs me.

    Committee Secretary, Bus Users Guernsey: maintaining membership details, dealing with membership communications, minuting meetings.

  15. 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 assign greater authority (i.e., a more binding mandate) to the Policy & Resources Committee. I see this (coupled with an enhanced role for the Scrutiny Management Committee) as an interim measure preparatory to an overhaul of the machinery of government (including new rules of discipline within the Chamber).

  16. What do you regard as the prime attribute or special skill you have to serve the island as a deputy?
    I would like to assign greater authority (i.e., a more binding mandate) to the Policy & Resources Committee. I see this (coupled with an enhanced role for the Scrutiny Management Committee) as an interim measure preparatory to an overhaul of the machinery of government (including new rules of discipline within the Chamber).

  17. 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?
    The ability (and patience) to analyse and understand a problem, taking account of how it might be seen from different viewpoints, and with an awareness of its implications.

  18. Any other comments you wish to add:
    Aside from my professional and academic experience and interests, I try to keep abreast of politics and current affairs both locally and further afield, especially European and international politics. I have a particular interest in Eastern Europe having studied Russian and Polish, and I try to maintain some proficiency in Russian, Polish, French and Italian. I find that this helps to give some breadth and depth to my understanding of the world, including in my professional life