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Alderney appoints new Deputy Chief Executive

Alderney appoints new Deputy Chief Executive

Thursday 14 January 2021

Alderney appoints new Deputy Chief Executive


A former Environment Services Director with 40 years' experience working for the States of Guernsey will help to steer Alderney through the coming months.

Richard Nash, 68, has been named Deputy Chief Executive and given the task of leading Alderney’s civil service for around three months while the island awaits the appointment of a new Chief Executive. Former civil service head Andrew Muter's controversial term in the top role formally came to an end in November, months after he went AWOL.

Mr Nash retired last July after more than 40 years working for the States of Guernsey in numerous roles, latterly as Director of Environment Services. Since September, he has provided assistance to the States of Alderney’s temporary Chief Executive Adrian Lewis with a review of staff structure and HR.

The 68-year-old's recent experience includes working with UK Government officials on behalf of the Bailiwick on Brexit trade agreements, especially in relation to agri-food and fisheries.

He has also worked on environment and land management and has a valuable grasp of local matters including the Alderney breakwater.

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Pictured: Andrew Muter's ill-fated term as Chief Executive of the States of Alderney came to an end in November.

“I am a big fan of Alderney’s way of life and although the island has some challenging issues, we have remained strong as a Bailiwick by working together,” said Mr Nash. “I look forward to listening to and working with the politicians, civil servants, businesses and residents of this charming island.

“I am privileged to be asked to help out in this way and I have been touched by the friendly welcome I have received.

Embattled ex-Alderney Chief Executive Andrew Muter officially stepped down from his role late last year by "mutual agreement" - four months after he left the island with no apparent intention of returning. 

After originally tendering his resignation earlier this year, Mr Muter was persuaded by the States of Alderney to stay, in order to help the island through the pandemic. 

His absence compounded staffing issues that have plagued the island’s civil service over the last 12 months. Guernsey senior civil servant Adrian Lewis, who has previously acted as Interim CEO, carried out those duties until Christmas.

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