Prospective Candidates

Gregory Guida, Party Chairman

Born in France of an Italian family, Gregory Guida’s career has been varied and eclectic. After graduating from the European Business School he has lived in seven countries, where, among others, he helped French businesses establish in China, was one of the pioneers of Online Education and ran his own vineyard before establishing in Jersey as a professional wildlife photographer 15 years ago. While most of his career was spent travelling the world, he has done a lot of pro bono work for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, building a whole catalogue of photographs for them. Gregory is a pilot member of Helping Wings Jersey, offering the experience of flights to disadvantaged children, and a sustaining member of the Rotary Club of Jersey as well as supporting other local charities. A permanent fixture of the local shooting clubs, he is the pistol team captain for the Island Games. Gregory served two terms in the Honorary Police, presenting cases to the Magistrate’s Court as a Centenier and working as the Vice President of the Honorary Police Association before being asked to run for Deputy for St Lawrence in 2018.

Gregory Guida is now Minister for Home Affairs, Assistant Minister for the Environment, and member of nine boards, panels and committees in Jersey’s Government. He has been particularly involved with Brexit, but has also had a hand with Housing, Sport, Population and Marine Resources. His present goals are to finish presenting a raft of new legislation for Home Affairs, including the important Domestic Abuse Law, support the Environment Minister in lodging the Bridging Island Plan and ensure that trees are afforded effective protection before the end of this term. He also helps keep an eye on the French fishermen.

Although Gregory was hoping for an early retirement from politics, he decided that the vastly changed 2022 elections were too important for Jersey and decided instead to help found the Jersey Alliance. He hopes the organisation will help form a majority government which will have the power to complete all the major projects launched during this term: the reorganisation of the civil service, the definitive Island Plan, Our Hospital, the Care Model, the Trade Cooperation Agreement, the new Sports and Community centres, the joint Fire and Ambulance Station, the new schools, the new Sexual Assault Referral Centre and many others generational projects that couldn’t be finished in one term.

Lindsay Ash, Membership Secretary

My links with Jersey go back to my grandfather and mother living here in the 1950’s.

I was born in London and educated at Harrow and Glasgow University. I started working in the city of London as a Futures Broker. This involved much shouting and waving of hands – not unlike politics!

Following the computerisation of the LIFFE market in 2000 I moved to Jersey. I worked for a range of financial institutions until embarking on my political career.

I was elected in 2018 as Deputy for St Clement. Since then I have served as Assistant Minister for Treasury and Resources and  Assistant Minister for Home Affairs. Since 2019 I have served on the Planning Appeals Committee.”

I am a keen follower of all sports …these days mainly confined to playing golf (badly) and supporting Millwall FC, Jersey Reds, and England in their triumphs and disasters.

Rowland Huelin, Treasurer

Elected as Deputy of St Peters in 2018, initially serving on the Public Accounts Committee, Education and Home Affairs Scrutiny and the Planning committee. In September 2020 I was invited to be Assistant Chief Minister in the Government with responsibly for the Migration Policy, and tasked with bringing  the Common Population Policy to the Assembly before the end of 2021.

Supporter of the Parish System, and passionate to continue to support the parish in many and varied ways. Determined to ensure we bring affordable homes to benefit and enhance our village community.

As a committee member of the Jersey Landlords Association, I will continue to champion a fair and balanced relationship between landlords and tenants by ensuring there is sensible and proportionate legislation.

Previously having a 30 year career in Technology I will use this experience to promote new technological ideas  and working practices to improve productivity and ensure we will continue to enhance our competitiveness on the global stage.

Mary O’Keeffe, Party Secretary

I was born in Ireland and moved to Jersey nearly twenty years ago. I am a proud St. Saviourian.

I have an eclectic background in both education and business life. I have a master’s degree from Aberdeen University and recently gained a diploma in Political Science.

My parents were very politically minded, and my father was a Politician. When I lived in Scotland, I was a member of the Scottish branch of the Liberal Democrats.

My early career was in Dentistry where my husband and I had our own practice. I became involved in the Arts running classical music concerts. I have had my own businesses in property. I have undertaken  Non-Executive Director roles. I was on the board of the Jersey Opera House for nearly ten years and currently sit on the board of the Jersey Cheshire Homes and I am Vice Chair of Crimestoppers Jersey.

I am married to Chris, a Corporate Accountant  who is my rock. I have two grown up sons Connor and William who both know how to keep their mum’s feet on the ground!

I love the Parish I live in and believe in community. To this end I set up a community group for St Saviour Parishioners. I have campaigned to stop over development in St Saviour. Lastly, I have also had the honour to serve as a Centenier for the Parish.

I am a club tennis player and play several musical instruments!

Richard Buchanan

Professional Background

  • Chartered Member of The Securities Institute
  • 40 + years working in the finance industry in Jersey latterly at a senior level, I have a broad experience covering investment management, banking and trusts ;
  • Career Highlights covering some 40 years.
  • Managing Director of Alpha Bank, Jersey,a wholly owned subsidiary of Alpha Bank, a major financial services and banking group in Greece. (7 years)
  • Head of Sales and Marketing for Abbey National international (now part of the Banco Santander Group), responsible for the group’s, sales and marketing team worldwide. The company had offices in Europe, Middle East and Asia. (11 years)
  • Operations Director, and Deputy Compliance officer for Alexander Forbes, the Jersey arm of a major South African Financial Services Group.(6 years)
  • Retired in 2017

Political and Public service

  • 11 years’ service to St Ouen’s Honorary Police including two terms as Centenier.
  • Elected as Constable of St Ouen in 2018.

Political roles

  • Assistant Chief Minister
  • Assistant External Relations Minister
  • Vice Chair of the States Employment Board
  • Chair of The States Members pension supervisory committee

Delegated Political responsibilities include

  • People Services
  • Communications

Phil Le Sueur

Prior to becoming Connétable in 2014 I spent 46 years in the Construction Industry the first 27 years in the UK before returning home to Jersey in 1995. I have a Diploma in Management Studies from Bristol University and most of my working life was spent at Senior Management or Director level.

I have been married to Angela for 45 years; we have two adult children and six Grandchildren all living in Jersey. Pre Covid, I enjoyed Golf and Skiing but now spend most of any free time on DIY projects at home or preparing a meal for family and friends.

Judy Martin

Sitting Deputy St Helier No1 District
Minister for Social Security

I have 3 grown-up children, 2 of whom were only 5 and 6 when I was first elected, this job is so flexible it worked very well. My eldest son is married and has 2 beautiful children, so I am a Nanny as well.

I have been a States Member since winning a by-election in May 2000.

For the first 5 years, I was on 2 major committees, Heath and Education and a smaller committee for Tourism. In 2005 when the new Government system started, I worked on 2 Scrutiny Panels, Economic and Health. After the election in 2008, I asked also to be an Assistant Minister at Health under  Minister Anne Pryke. I did this for 2 terms and in the last year of this term I joined the newly formed Jersey Police Authority. After the 2014 elections I returned to the backbenchers, I worked on the Policy and Procurement Committee and the Public Accounts Committee and some Scrutiny Panels on different reports.

After the 2018 Election, I put my support behind Senator John Le Fondre for Chief Minister who wanted me for his Social Security Minister (I had been challenged for this job before but didn’t get it), this time I was not challenged and I have really enjoyed doing this work in this team. I have achieved many things but the one I am most proud of is the parental leave where mum and dad can each take up to a year off work. Then we extended paid paternity leave from 18 weeks to 32 weeks – both of these finalised in the middle of Covid.

John Le Fondré

Professional Background

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Upper Second Honours degree in Accounting and Finance
  • Member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association
  • Qualified with Ernst & Young locally. Experience in both Jersey and Luxembourg – Audit, Accounts, Computer Audit and Trust administration (high-value clients); then worked with Le Rossignol Scott Warren & Company prior to entering politics
  • Born and educated in Jersey, studied in London and at business school in Montpellier

Political and Public service

  • States Member since 2005 (third-generation politician)
  • Parish roles: Worked as a volunteer with, and managed, 60 other volunteers, to create 2.5 miles of footpath in Waterworks Valley (Millennium Footpath); St Lawrence Battle of Flowers Committee (Treasurer – 5 years) ; St Lawrence Parish Magazine – past Treasurer
  • Trustee (Honorary Secretary) Les Vaux Housing Trust (20+ years)

Political roles

  • First elected Deputy of St Lawrence in 2005.
  • Re-elected, 2008, 2011 and 2014
  • 2018 elected as Senator (third in the poll)
  • 2018, elected by the States Assembly as Chief Minister
  • Chair of Council of Ministers
  • Chair of the States Employment Board
  • Chair of Emergencies Council
  • Chair of Competent Authority Ministers
  • Vice Chair of Jersey Section of L’Assemblée Parlementaire de la Francophonie
  • Represent the Island on British Irish Council

Hugh Raymond

Profile will be available soon.

Scott Wickenden

Scott Wickenden is Jersey born and had a successful career in the digital sector locally and abroad before moving into local politics. His skills in the digital sector and his desire to see real transformation in education, child welfare and children’s mental health.

First Elected to the States as Deputy of St Helier, District One, Scott was sworn into office in November 2014 and re-elected in June 2018.

Scott is currently overseeing the largest digital transformation programme Jersey has seen. This will modernise the way government manages its financial accounts, human resources, contracts, and asset management. As part of this work, he is building a new stronger cyber security function within the government to provide more services online and islanders can feel confident that their data will be secure.

In the Children & Education portfolio, he is working on the completion of the Inclusion Review. This vital piece of work will set out the delivery of a better education system to ensure that all children have the same opportunities to educational backgrounds no matter their social backgrounds or disabilities. Scott is also looking at how we offer the best lifelong learning opportunities in Jersey so all islanders no matter their age can retrain and reskill.

He is also the key driver behind the Education Reform Programme. This is about putting more resources into schools and targeting extra help for students that have English as an additional language or have Special Educational needs and low prior attainment.

The mental health of young people and children is something Scott is passionate about. He is setting up a therapeutic care home, an Intensive Youth Support Service and increasing our support for children’s mental health giving the island’s children with support at the right time and in the right place.

In his time as an elected representative, he held many positions across the assembly both as a backbencher and a member of Government. These include: 

  • Vice-Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee – November 2014 to July 2016
  • Jersey Police Authority member – November 2014 to July 2021
  • Chairman of the Ecology Trust – November 2014 to present
  • Planning Committee member – July 2015 to July 2021
  • Assistant Chief Minister – July 2016 to May 2018
  • Privileges and Procedures Committee member – July 2016 to May 2019
  • Economic Development Scrutiny Panel member – May 2018 to May 2019
  • Jersey Legal Information Board member – June 2018 to present
  • Assistant Chief Minister– May 2019 to present
  • Assistant Social Security Minister – May 2019 to July 2021
  • Assistant Children and Education Minister – February 2021 to June 2021
  • Minister for Children and Education – June 2021 to present
  • Political responsibility for eGov and Digital Economy – July 2016 to May 2018
  • Political responsibility for Modernisation and Digital – May 2019 to present

We will be adding further profiles over the next few months. Please check back for updates.