Gavin St Pier

The future can be different

 

Experience

I am a chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser, having qualified in Guernsey. I worked in London for a couple of years and qualified as a barrister before returning to the island in 1995.

Having been a partner with international accounting firms KPMG and Deloitte and having held senior positions locally at Kleinwort Benson and Barclays Wealth, I understand the leading role and significant contribution the finance industry plays in our economy.

I have also run my own trust company, Veyrier Trustees, which gave me a different experience and challenge of running a small business. I also have had wider business experience as a non-executive director, including of Aurigny and Chairman of Alderney Electricity.

Since the 2012 election, I have worked full-time as a People’s Deputy and as Minister of Treasury & Resources. I have also been a member of the States Review Committee, which successfully led the reforms for the slimmed-down system of government which take effect on 1st May 2016, including the reduction in the number of Deputies from 45 to 38.  As a Minister, I have also served on the Policy Council as well as various sub-committees, including the Social Policy Group (which coordinates social policy) and the External Relations Group (which oversees the management of Guernsey’s external relations.)

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Contact

Email:
gavinstpier@gmail.com
Phone:
715057
Mobile:
07839 240167

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Messages of Support
  • "Having spent the last four years as a non-States member on the board of the Social Security Department, I have had the opportunity to observe Gavin at close quarters. I have found him clear thinking, decisive, pragmatic and most important, highly principled. I have no hesitation in recommending Gavin and confirm he will have both my support and vote in the forthcoming election."

    Mike Brown, Non-States Member, Social Security Department

  • "I have known Gavin for about 13 years in a working and social capacity. I know him to be a man of great integrity, honesty and passion for things he believes in. I will be voting for him and will encourage everyone I know to do the same as I believe Gavin will work tirelessly for the people of Guernsey and will undoubtedly make a difference for us all."

    Paul Spruce

  • "With his experience - of what represents the cornerstone of our economy - if he is prepared to serve in the States, he should be welcomed. We have no other significant industry, and no prospect of one, and if the finance industry fails, people are going to be very hard up and we will probably lose our independence.”

    Advocate William Simpson, Ogier

  • "I will vote for Gavin. Gavin is unafraid to challenge and debate the difficult decisions that must be made to secure Guernsey's long term future. His opinions and thinking is well considered and rationale. Gavin continues to demonstrate he has the interest of the island and the community at heart.I will vote for Gavin. Gavin is unafraid to challenge and debate the difficult decisions that must be made to secure Guernsey's long term future. His opinions and thinking is well considered and rationale. Gavin continues to demonstrate he has the interest of the island and the community at heart."

    Anne Ewing, Company director

  • "I voted for Gavin in the last election, and I will be voting for him again in this election.The last few years have had their ups and downs for Gavin, both politically and personally, but throughout he has maintained accountability, transparency, dignity and humour, despite some very personal attacks on social media. He is a genuinely good guy, who has to make some very difficult decisions which he knows may make him unpopular. But he is not afraid to make those decisions, because he believes that they will make Guernsey a better place for all of us. Which is why he has my vote. Guernsey needs to make big changes in order to progress and thrive. Gavin is driven by his love of his family and his love of Guernsey. Happiness and health are at the core of Gavin’s vision for the future of the Island. There will be ups and downs along the way, but I have the up most faith that Gavin is the right person to change Guernsey for the better."

    Ali Martin, part time fitness coach, full time mum

  • "I have found Gavin to be a straight talking, honest and principled individual. Well intentioned and genuine in his desire to make Guernsey a better place. Whilst I may not agree with all of his views (and in particular his recent stance in the Education debate,) I have found him to be intelligent and articulate when putting forward his opinions. Guernsey needs more talented individuals of this calibre to stand for election, and I would suggest that Gavin’s integrity stands in stark contrast to the muddled thinking and populist dogma peddled by some."

    Tim Robins, Commercial Pilot