President of the Policy and Resources Committee of Guernsey

The president of the Policy and Resources Committee of Guernsey (informally abbreviated to P&RC president) is the head of government of Guernsey and chair of the Policy and Resources Committee. The head of government is not directly elected by the people but rather by the legislature, the States of Guernsey.

President of the Policy and Resources Committee of Guernsey
Logo of the Policy and Resources Committee
Logo of the Policy and Resources Committee
Flag of Guernsey
Incumbent
Peter Ferbrache

since 16 October 2020
Member of
AppointerStates of Guernsey
Term lengthFour years
PrecursorChief Minister
Formation1 May 2016
First holderGavin St Pier
Unofficial namesChief Minister
Salary£67,686 annually[1]

Peter Ferbrache is the second and current president of the Policy and Resources Committee. He took office on 16 October 2020, following the 2020 general election.

HistoryEdit

Following a reform of the institutions of Guernsey adopted in July 2015,[2] a five-member senior committee, Policy and Resources Committee, headed by a president was created on 1 May 2016 to replace the Policy Council. The position of Chief Minister, who chaired the Policy Council, was abolished, along with the ministerial government system.[3]

SelectionEdit

The 40 members of the States of Guernsey hold a secret ballot 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. The president of the committee is the de facto head of government of Guernsey and may be given the title "Chief Minister".

List of titleholdersEdit

# Name Term of office Ref.
1 Gavin St Pier 4 May 2016 16 October 2020 [4]
2 Peter Ferbrache 16 October 2020 Incumbent [5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018 Rates of remuneration for States' Members and Non-States' Members" (PDF). States of Guernsey. Archived (PDF) from the original on 18 October 2020. Retrieved 18 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Guernsey States deputies' numbers cut in new government". BBC News. 9 July 2015. Archived from the original on 18 October 2020. Retrieved 18 October 2020.
  3. ^ "New version of Guernsey's government comes into force". BBC News. 1 May 2016. Archived from the original on 18 October 2020. Retrieved 18 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Gavin St Pier elected as Guernsey States' President". BBC News. 4 May 2016. Archived from the original on 18 October 2020. Retrieved 18 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Peter Ferbrache elected as P&R president". BBC News. 16 October 2020. Archived from the original on 16 October 2020. Retrieved 16 October 2020.