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.)