I have been a People’s Deputy for the South East for eight years, topping the poll in both 2012 and 2016.
In my first term, I was Chair of the Public Accounts Committee and held a number of other positions including that of Deputy Minister of the Health & Social Services Department from November 2014. I have been President of its successor, the Committee for Health & Social Care, for the whole of this term.
Over the last four years, I have helped bring stability and financial control to what is the largest and most complex part of the States of Guernsey, as well as setting firm foundations for the new model of health and care, known as the Partnership of Purpose. In this role, and as a Member of the Civil Contingencies Authority, I continue to be intimately involved in the Bailiwick’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following graduation from King’s College London with a degree in geography, I trained to be a Chartered Accountant. After qualifying in the City of London in 1990, I joined KPMG in Guernsey, becoming a director of its trust company, Orbis Management Ltd. In 2003, I became Chief Operating Officer at Carey Olsen and, subsequent to that, was involved in setting up and running businesses in the retail, IT and fiduciary services sectors.
I live in St Martin and have been married to Phil for over 30 years. We have two children, Alex and Dominic, 21 and 19 respectively, who are currently studying at university. I have run the London Marathon and a number of half marathons but, when I have the opportunity, I love cycling around Guernsey’s green lanes as well as gardening and art.
If I am elected, I would like to stand for a position on the Policy & Resources Committee in order to lead the Health and Care Action Plan that forms a key part of the Revive and Thrive Recovery Strategy and which will be vital in enabling us to come out of the public health emergency stronger than we were going in.