- NAME OF CANDIDATE
- PARISH WHERE RESIDENT AT PRESENT
- EMAIL ADDRESS
- MANIFESTO WEBSITE
- Have you previously been a member of the States and, if so, between which dates?
Yes. Yes 2016-2020
- Have you ever served on any States’ committees and, if so, which ones and when?
States Assembly and Constitution Committee – President Committee for Economic Development – Ordinary Member
- 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?
Chamber of Commerce, Council Member; 2004-2006
Association of Guernsey Charities, Honorary Secretary; 2004-2007
Submarine Charitable Trust, Trustee; 2006 – 2012
Language Commission Commissioner; 2013 – 2016
Submarine Limited, Director; 1999 – 2015
- 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)?
Self Catering Accommodation – Owner
- Do you intend to carry on working besides fulfilling your duties as a States’ member if elected?
I will carry on with self-catering business, as I have through the current term
- 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 have a successful track record in commerce. Committee for Economic Development – if elected with a reasonable mandate I am interested in the Presidency and my manifesto details my economic policies.
Policy and Resources – that Committee is in need of a political lead that can drive, if not scrutinise, ‘digital transformation’
- 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 voluntary work fell away when I was elected in 2016
- 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?
As the outgoing President of the States Assembly and Constitution Committee, my advice to its successor would the to ensure that the Committee creates an Electoral Commission; putting distance and independence between the elected representatives and the delivery of democracy.
- What do you regard as the prime attribute or special skill you have to serve the island as a deputy?
Ability to count
- 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?
There have been few instances when I have not supported the majority view of the Committee on which I’ve served. If there is a particular area that a member cannot support, the options are fairly simple; note that the Policy Letter was submitted by a Committee majority, attempt to amend the Policy Letter and make your argument in the States or develop a minority report.
All members are, or should be independent, their first duty is to their conscience and ability to scrutinise; it is not to any particular Committee on which they serve.
- Any other comments you wish to add: