I am 61 and married to Anne, a Chartered Accountant. We have three children in their 20s all living in Guernsey. I have always lived in Castel as have previous generations tracing back to 1620.
I have a horticultural/agricultural background - I was Chairman of the Young Farmers Club for two years. One of our sons is a dairy farmer.
I attended Castel Primary School and Elizabeth College and have an HND in Computer Studies from Plymouth Polytechnic. I worked in the computer software industry for 21 years. I am a director of, and manage, a family company that owns residential property in St Sampson.
In the early 90s I was ‘The Right to Vote Movement’ spokesperson campaigning for Conseillers to be elected by the public.
I was first elected to parish office in 1988 and I have been a Constable, Douzenier and Castel School Committee member.
I am proud to have represented Castel in the States since 2002. I have served on most committees including as Minister of the Social Security Department, Minister of Health and Social Services and a member of Treasury and Resources Committee for more than four years.
I am currently Vice-President of the Environment & Infrastructure Committee and a member of the Education, Sport and Culture Committee. I sat on the States Assembly & Constitution Committee that successfully organised the referendum on island wide voting and I was on two scrutiny panels that reviewed the bond issue and capital allocations and made valuable recommendations for improvements. I have been a member of the programme board since 2014 responsible for implementing the successful waste strategy. I have also helped many parishioners with issues such as housing, benefits and planning.
If re-elected I would like to continue to progress policy development on energy, climate change, active travel, nature, the ‘Revive and Thrive’ strategy, the Guernsey Institute and secondary education.
I care about Guernsey and its people just as much now as when I first entered politics. I bring experience and knowledge and can work constructively and effectively with people making valuable contributions to policy development and debates.