Peter Ferbrache

Peter Terence Richard Ferbrache (born 1951) is an elected Deputy in the States of Guernsey and president of the Policy and Resources Committee.

Peter Ferbrache
President of the Policy and Resources Committee of Guernsey
Assumed office
16 October 2020
Vice PresidentHeidi Soulsby
Preceded byGavin St Pier
Minister of Economic Development Committee
In office
11 May 2016 – November 2017
Member of the States of Guernsey
In office
1994 – April 2000
Member of the States of Guernsey
Assumed office
May 2016
Personal details
Born
Peter Terence Richard Ferbrache

January 1951 (age 71)
Guernsey
Political partyIndependent. Founder of the 2020 Association. Unofficial Leader of the Unofficial Van Party.
ProfessionBarrister, Advocate
Websitewww.peterferbrache.gg

Early life and educationEdit

Ferbrache was born in Guernsey where he was educated at Elizabeth College before going to a law school in England.[1] He qualified as a barrister in England in 1972.

CareerEdit

He returned to Guernsey in 1980 and was called to the bar as an advocate in March 1981, later becoming senior partner of Mourant Ozannes. Alongside his political career he remains a consultant and notary public at Ferbrache & Farrell LLP.[2]

He was first elected in 1994 as a deputy for the Castel district before being elected in 1997 as an island wide conseiller, becoming president of the Board of Industry between 1997 and 2000.[3] He did not stand for re-election in 2000.

Returning to politics, Ferbrache was elected at the general election on 27 April 2016 as a deputy for the Saint Peter Port South district, then standing for, but not getting after two drawn votes, the position of Policy & Resources Committee president.[4]

Voted as President of the States of Guernsey's Economic Development Committee he held the position until resigning in November 2017 as a result of accusations of a conflict of interest with a law firm that was provided with a government contract. In February 2018 he was cleared of any wrongdoing.[5]

In November 2018 he became a founding member and chairman of The 2020 Association[6]

Standing again, he was re-elected at the 2020 general election and then in a secret ballot of deputies on 16 October 2020 he beat the incumbent to become president of the Policy and Resources Committee.[7][8]

Personal lifeEdit

He is married with four children.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "I'm Peter Ferbrache". Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  2. ^ "PETER FERBRACHE". Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Views of a backbencher". Guernsey Press. 16 January 2018.
  4. ^ "OFFICIAL REPORT OF THE STATES OF DELIBERATION OF THE ISLAND OF GUERNSEY HANSARD Royal Court House, Guernsey, Wednesday, 4th May 2016". States of Guernsey. 4 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Deputy Peter Ferbrache cleared of any conflict of interest after quitting top government role". channeleye. 1 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Category: Peter Ferbrache". Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  7. ^ "Deputy Peter Ferbrache". States of Guernsey. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  8. ^ "P&R president Ferbrache vows to be unifying force". Guernsey Press. 17 October 2020.

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Political offices
Preceded by President of the Policy and Resources Committee
2020–present
Incumbent