States Members & Prospective Candidates
Gregory Guida, Party Chairman
I was born in France of an Italian family and have had a varied and eclectic business career including helping to establish French businesses in China, pioneering online education and running my own vineyard in France. I have been heavily involved in local charities including building a catalogue of photographs for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, 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. I am also the pistol team captain for the Island Games.
I served two terms as a St Lawrence in the Honorary Police, one as a Constables Officer and one as a Centenier before being elected as Deputy for St Lawrence in 2018. I am currently Minister for Home Affairs, Assistant Minister for the Environment and a member of nine boards, committees and panels in the Jersey Government. I have been particularly involved with Brexit, sport, housing, population and marine resources.
Lindsay Ash, Membership Secretary
My links with Jersey go back to my grandfather and father living here in the 1950s. I was born in London and educated at Harrow and Glasgow university. I started working in the City as a Future 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 and worked in a range of financial institutions before 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 20 years ago. I have an eclectic background in both education and business life. My parents were very politically minded, my father being a politician.
My early career was in dentistry, my husband and I having our own practice. I became involved in the arts, running classical music concerts. I have my own business in property, 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 a proud St Saviourian and love the parish I live in. I set up a community groups for St Saviour parishioners and I have had the honour to serve as a Centenier for the parish. I am a club tennis player and also play several musical instruments.
Sir Mark Boleat, Policy Director
I was born and went to school in Jersey. My career was initially in trade associations. I was Director General of the Building Societies Association, the Council of Mortgage Lenders and the Association of British Insurers. Subsequently, I have had a portfolio career with companies, public bodies and charities, culminating in being the political leader of the City of London from 2012 to 2017. I am currently Chairman of Link, which runs Britain’s cash dispenser network
I have been Chairman of Andium Homes, the Jersey Development Company and the Jersey Competition and Regulatory Authority. I have worked for the Jersey Government on population policy, housing policy, consumer policy, financial stability and Jersey Identity. I am a keen student of Jersey history and have written Jersey’s Population – a History and Migration from Jersey to New Zealand in the 1870s, I have just completed Jersey in 1331, and I am working on An Economic History of Jersey.
I am one of Jersey’s leading ecologists and environmentalists and have worked alongside and supported many of the island’s organisations and industries to protect our Island’s biodiversity. I was responsible for the creation and implementation of conservation management plans for our island’s Sites of Special Interest at Grouville Marsh and have been working with Jersey Dairy to achieve Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF) marque accreditation. I sit on the LEAF technical advisory committee for developing the standards to guide agricultural industries in twenty-seven different countries.
I have become frustrated with empty promises of environmental protection from politicians over the years, where the term is used as a buzzword but nothing more. Our environment encompasses everything from soil, water, light, air, the built environment and biodiversity. Protection of green space is no longer enough, and we need to act, not just to protect, but to enhance and restore our natural environment.
Philip Le Sueur
After studying at Bristol University I spent 46 years in the construction industry, working at director or senior management level. The first 27 years were in the UK before returning home to Jersey in 1995.
I was elected Constable of Trinity in 2014. I have been married to Angela for 45 years and we have children and grandchildren all living in jersey. Pre-Covid I enjoyed golf and skiing but now spend most of any free time on DIY projects and entertaining family and friends at home.
Sitting Deputy St Helier No1 District
Minister for Social Security
I have been a States Member since winning a by-election in May 2000 and currently sit as a Deputy for St Helier No 1 district. In my first five years in the Assembly I sat on the major committees for health and education and the smaller committee for tourism. When the new government system started in 2005 I initially worked on the health and economy scrutiny panels. After the election in 2008 I was an Assistant Minister for Health and also a member of the newly formed Jersey Police Authority. Between 2014 and 2018 I was on the back benches serving on a number of committees including the Public Accounts Committee. After the 2018 election I was appointed Social Security Minister, which I have really enjoyed. I am particularly proud of the provisions we have introduced for parental leave and extending the period of paid paternity leave from 18 to 32 weeks.
John Le Fondré
I was born in Jersey, studied in London and Montpellier and qualified as an accountant, then working in a variety of roles in Jersey and Luxembourg.
I have been a member of the States Assembly since 2005, initially as a Deputy for St Lawrence as since 2018 as a Senator. With other volunteers I worked to create the 2.5 miles Millennium Footpath in Waterworks Valley, I have served on the St Lawrence Battle of Flowers Committee and for 20 years have been a trustee of the Les Vaux Housing Trust.
I was elected Chief Minister in 2018 and also serve as Chair of the States Employment Board, the Emergency Council and the Competent Authority Ministers, which has had the difficult task of handling the Pandemic. I represent Jersey on the British Isles Council, alongside the political leaders of the UK, Ireland, the devolved assemblies and other Crown Dependencies.
I was born in Bristol and spent most of my career in finance, ultimately becoming a senior area manager for a large building society. I became involved in local politics, holding a number of positions in Cheltenham Borough Council as well as being President of the Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the local theatre and Vice Chair of the NHS Trust.
I moved to Jersey 20 years ago and initially worked for the Lawn Tennis Association, covering Jersey and Guernsey. I soon became involved in public life taking on a number of roles including Chair of the Jersey Sports Council, President of the Honorary Police Association, a Centenier in Trinity and a member of the Battle of Flowers Board. I was elected as Deputy for Trinity in 2018 and have since been an active member of the States Assembly and the Jersey Government, serving as an Assistant Minister in the Department of Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture.
I was born in Jersey and had a successful career in the digital sector locally and abroad before moving into local politics. I was elected a Deputy for St Helier No 1 district in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. I am currently Minister for Children and Education and am working on the completion of the inclusion review which will set out the delivery of a better education system ensuring that all children have the same opportunities. I am also the key driver behind the education reform programme and am heavily involved in improving the mental health of young people.
I am overseeing the largest digital transformation programme Jersey has ever seen, modernising the way that the Government manages its accounts, resources and assets. I have held many other positions in the States Assembly and the Government, including being a member of the Jersey Police Authority, Vice Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Chair of the Ecology Trust and Assistant Chief Minister.
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