I’m originally from Guernsey but have lived in various countries in South East Asia as well as the UK and Australia. I came home for good in 2004. I’m married to Rollo and we have four young children: Tom is just starting at secondary school (Les Beaucamps), Zara and Theo are at St. Martin’s Primary and Xavier is nearly two. Their grandparents are all on-island and play a big part in their upbringing – something I particularly appreciate as a working mum!
I contribute to island life in many different ways. I play touch rugby and have been proud to represent Guernsey on many occasions. I’ve founded two community groups and have played an active role in various other groups and initiatives, mainly with a focus on the environment and sustainability. At parochial level, I am Secretary of the St. Martin’s Parish School(s) Committee and I’m very involved in school life as a parent too.
I’ve got two degrees and my professional background is in media and the creative industries: I’ve worked in film, theatre, TV and radio, and as a writer and editor. I worked for 15 years as a media producer (TV, radio, online and corporate) at Specsavers.
Since my election to the States in 2016, I have worked hard at every level. As my parliamentary record shows, I am an independent thinker who works effectively with people across the political spectrum. Committee achievements include the successful delivery of the island’s first ever referendum, the implementation of the Waste Strategy, the Energy Policy, the Strategy for Nature, and the Climate Change Policy. Individually, I have championed green finance, instigating Guernsey’s membership of the FC4S network, established meaningful Environmental, Social & Governance compliance for States investments, and spearheaded Guernsey’s action on climate change. I’ve represented the collective interests of older people (through Ageing Well in the Bailiwick) and younger people (bringing in the Future Generations resolution, for example), and I’ve helped many individual constituents with a variety of issues such as housing, health, traffic and planning.
If I am re-elected, I will devote myself full-time to helping Guernsey emerge from this period of crisis as a stronger, fairer, more resilient, more economically diverse and more sustainable community.