1. ITV Report

Consultants to get over £1,000 a day to modernise the States of Jersey

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Jersey’s Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst has announced that a new team of four consultants are being employed by the States to oversee the transition between the old and new Chief Executive.

The new team will be tasked with reviewing the operations, communications and finances of Jersey’s civil service and are employed for an initial period of six months.

The new advisors will each be paid up to £1,350 a day excluding flights and accommodation and will report directly to the new Chief Executive, Charlie Parker, who starts work next month.

The new team:

  • Anna Daroy - Chief Operating Officer
  • Stephen Hardwick - Director of Communications
  • Jacquie McGeachie - Organisational Transformation Consultant
  • Camilla Black - Strategic Finance Review Consultant

Charlie Parker will be paid £250,000 a year, £40,000 more than his predecessor John Richardson, who has announced that he will retire earlier than planned to ease the transition for his successor.

John Richardson has served the island of Jersey with distinction over 35 years, and on behalf of the government and the people of Jersey, I want to thank him for his dedication to public service and wish him the very best in his well-deserved retirement.

– Senator Ian Gorst, Jersey's Chief Minister

Senator Gorst told ITV News that the focus of the modernisation of the States will address the perceived “bloated” nature of government, and under performing staff will be given the chance to improve or “move on”.

The Chief Minister would not be drawn on any plans for job losses and redundancies.