Career and working life

VIEW MY CV (2014)

I have lived in Jersey for 37 years and brought my family up here. I have had successful careers as a top level manager in both the public and private sectors.  I understand and respect the vital disciplines of the commercial world. However the majority of my working life has been in the delivery of efficient public services and the development and implementation of public sector policy in Jersey and the UK. This is where I can best apply my talents and where my heart lies. Long term change and improvements benefiting society will only come from top quality public leadership , executive and political in combination .

Before being elected as a Deputy in 2011  serving as Chairman of the Environment and TTS Scrutiny panel ,  I was practice director of a local law firm for five years, spent some time as a successful self-employed consultant, and two years as an accountant in the finance industry. Before that I worked for the States for 25 years, in the States Treasury, as a Health Service senior manager, and 13 years as Chief Officer of the Planning and Environment department until 2004 when I agreed to redundancy to aid the transition to Ministerial government . At 58 I was prepared to risk unemployment for the uncertainity of a private sector job . The only Jersey Chief Officer ever to agree to do so, I never lost a day at work , and have kept my unbroken record since i was 16.

I am a team person and have served with many local voluntary groups. Most recently assisting the Literary Festival Trust , as the Chairman of the Jersey Arts Centre, previously Treasurer for three years ; the Shelter Trust; Les Amis Management Committee; the Jersey steering group for the Eradication of Poverty and Treasurer of the Regent Tigers Swimming Club.

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