Policy & Resources Committee
|Formed||1 May 2016|
|Jurisdiction||States of Guernsey|
|Headquarters||Sir Charles Frossard House, La Charroterie, St. Peter Port, GY1 1FH|
|Website||Policy and Resources Committee|
Guernsey generally operates a system of government by committees and consensus. There were no registered political parties until 2020. The States of Deliberation is both parliament and executive, but it delegates most of its executive functions to policy-specific committees, which are known as the six principal committees, each of which is run by five political members, all of whom have equal voting power.
- Leadership and co-ordination of the work of the States
- Fiscal policy, economic affairs and the financial and other resources of the States
- External relations and international and constitutional affairs
- Other matters which have been delegated to the Committee
The committee is elected by States Deputies for a period of four years.
The president of the committee is the de facto head of government of Guernsey and may be given the title Chief Minister. The vice president may also use the title Deputy Chief Minister.
One person in the committee is nominated as Lead Person for External Affairs; the title Minister for External Affairs is sometimes used.
|President||Peter Ferbrache||16 October 2020||Chief Minister|
|Vice-president||Heidi Soulsby||16 October 2020||Deputy Chief Minister|
|Members||Mark Helyar||16 October 2020|
|Members||Jonathan Le Tocq||16 October 2020||Lead for External Affairs|
|Members||David Mahoney||16 October 2020|
|Chief Executive||Paul Whitfield||16 October 2020|
|Committee Secretary||Anita Gaudion||16 October 2020|
|Strategic Lead for Place Policies||Steve Wakelin||16 October 2020|
|Strategic Lead for People Policies||Mark de Garis||16 October 2020|
|Strategic Lead for Supporting Government||Colette Falla||16 October 2020|
|Treasurer||Bethan Haines||16 October 2020|
|Strategic Lead for Operational Delivery Support||Jason Moriarty||16 October 2020|
|Strategic Lead for Digital, Communications and Transformation||Colin Vaudin||16 October 2020|
The 40 States Deputies hold an election to determine the President, with successive rounds of voting continuing until an outright winner is elected. All candidates having to be proposed and seconded.
Shortly afterwards, the newly elected president may name his preferred committee members, however it is the votes of the States Deputies that elect the remaining four committee members. All candidates having to be proposed and seconded.
Avoidance of conflict of interestEdit
No person on the Committee may be a president or member of the six principal committees, or of the Scrutiny Management Committee, the Development & Planning Authority, or the Transport Licensing Authority.
Six principal committeesEdit
The Policy and Resources Committee is assisted by key civil servants: