Martyn Roussel

Martyn Roussel

  1. NAME OF CANDIDATE
    Martyn Roussel

  2. AGE
    59

  3. PARISH WHERE RESIDENT AT PRESENT
    St Sampson

  4. OCCUPATION
    Company Director

  5. EMAIL ADDRESS
    martynroussel@gmail.com

  6. MANIFESTO WEBSITE
    http://www.martynroussel.co.uk

  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

  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?
    BA (Hons) Economics, IOD Cert & Diploma in Company Direction. I work in a regulated environment which means I act with integrity and understand good corporate governance.

    I was also a founder member of the Child Youth Community Tribunal

  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)?
    I am the locally based Director of EEA Fund Management (Guernsey) Limited

  12. Do you intend to carry on working besides fulfilling your duties as a States’ member if elected?
    Yes, part time

  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.
    I am used to reading complex documents and gaining an understanding of a wide variety of matters.

    As a non-executive Director of a number of companies, I have gained knowledge about financial markets, wind farms, private equity structures and mortgage markets.

    My experiences with the CYCT opened my eyes to a side of Guernsey which many are unaware of: the problems faced by young people and their parents. From school to crime and from abuse to mental health problems. It was often heartbreaking, but always worthwhile.

  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.
    My style of company direction is to ensure a wide range of skills are represented and everyone is able to contribute in an open and respectful manner.

    I do not expect to agree with, or even like, some of the people I deal with but that is not important. What is important is to make sure that decisions are made using the right information.

  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?
    The first thing I would change is the antiquated practice of starting with prayers.

  16. What do you regard as the prime attribute or special skill you have to serve the island as a deputy?
    Integrity

  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?
    Of course. Just as in a Board meeting the decision becomes that of the company.

  18. Any other comments you wish to add:
    In this current crisis, with a pandemic affecting the world, now is the time for our community to come together. That must include our leaders. Now is the time to leave egos at the door and work as a team to get our Bailiwick through this.