Melanie Harvey-Alan

Melanie Harvey-Alan

  1. NAME OF CANDIDATE
    Melanie Harvey-Alan

  2. AGE

  3. PARISH WHERE RESIDENT AT PRESENT
    Vale

  4. OCCUPATION
    Accountant

  5. EMAIL ADDRESS
    mharveyalan@gmail.com

  6. MANIFESTO WEBSITE
    http://www.melanieharvey-alan.com

  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?
    Professional NEBSM In house courses on Trust and Company Accounting, Image Rights, FATCA (US and UK) Partnerships, JSOPS, EBT’s, QROPS, Data Protection, Sanctions, FRS 102, Anti Money Laundering, company secretarial, forensic accounting.

    Life experiences I have a daughter that has both mental and physical disabilities. Suffered various types of abuse both as a child and an adult Real life money worries and and the stresses that brings.

    Experience within the family of mental health issues, suicide, dementia, motor neurone disease. Worked and volunteered with charities and sat on committee.

  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)?
    Present Occupation – Head of Finance Positions held in the last 5 years: Director Administration Assistant Manager Senior Client Accountant

  12. Do you intend to carry on working besides fulfilling your duties as a States’ member if elected?
    No, in the early days I will of course be available to advise them where needed. It is the least I can do as they are supporting me during the campaign as trying to work full time and run a campaign has it’s challenges.

  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 work experience has furnished me with a vast range of statutory and administrative knowledge with an eagerness to learn. I believe that all of this is a perfect enabler to becoming a deputy and I am not put off by either numbers or words.

    My life and social experiences are varied and I am aware of the day to day struggles some people face, although I am learning of more hidden issues all the time. I feel I could be of use on HSC as all my work and personal experiences would be useful but I am happy to sit anywhere and learn whilst fighting to achieve a transparent and accountable future for the island.

  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.
    I have been involved in 3 accounting system migrations, a system upgrade, asset information and collation for the GFSC Annual Return. I also assisted the IT team with the upgrade of the Windows operating platform – specifically to test all the current systems and ensure that they would operate in the new environment.

    I have written policies, procedures and processes for 1 company and procedures and processes for 2 others. These range from software applications to governance, Human Resources and general business administration.

  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 changes I would want to look at and improve is the procedure for IWV. There are lots of things to be learnt from this current election.

  16. What do you regard as the prime attribute or special skill you have to serve the island as a deputy?
    Open minded, balanced and inquisitive. I will dig as deep as I need to for information and have balanced discussions but, if the evidence shows my view is wrong or not best for the people of Guernsey, I will not hesitate to vote for the good of the people.

  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?
    Absolutely, accept the decision and move on.

  18. Any other comments you wish to add:
    n/a