Kath Jones has been appointed to lead Alderney's civil service, promising to bring "energy and stability" after months of upheaval.
Ms Jones has a history of civil service work within an island government: she was formerly the Senior Administrator of Sark for five years where she was instrumental in a wide range of strategic issues to support the government.
Prior to that she has held senior roles with the Local Government Association and the London Borough of Redbridge. She will move to Alderney to take up the job in March.
“I am looking forward to the exciting challenges of contributing to the success of the Alderney economy and providing both energy and stability to the civil service,” she said.
“There is much good work already in train which I will, in conjunction with the elected Members, ensure continues to develop so that Alderney remains a place where people want to live and work.”
President of the States Alderney, William Tate, said: “I am optimistic that Kath’s track record within the Bailiwick and her appreciation of the workings of small island communities will prove to be just what we need at this time. I am also pleased to advise that His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor has given his approval to the appointment.”
Pictured: President of the States of Alderney, William Tate, who was a member of the appointment board set up to find a new Chief Executive.
The Chairman of the Policy and Finance Committee, Bill Abel, said: “Kath brings with her a wealth of experience in the operation and management of an island government combined with a thorough understanding of the Bailiwick.
"All this will be particularly valuable when we are taking positive steps to strengthen our relationship with the States of Guernsey while at the same time ensuring we continue to safeguard our cultural and legislative independence.”
The previous Chief Executive, Andrew Muter, left the role after going missing from the island during the Covid pandemic, causing discontent among islanders.
Following Mr Muter’s departure, Richard Nash, a former Environment Services Director with the States of Guernsey, was named Deputy Chief Executive until a full-time successor was found.
Pictured top: The States of Alderney will have a new Chief Executive from March.
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