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Non-voting members bring diverse skills to ESS

Non-voting members bring diverse skills to ESS

Saturday 26 December 2020

Non-voting members bring diverse skills to ESS

Saturday 26 December 2020

Two men with very different professional backgrounds have been elected by the Employment & Social Security Committee as non-voting members.

Mark Thompson and Ross Le Brun, a 2020 Election candidate, will sit alongside the States members on the committee, where they will be able to fully participate in the work, but will not have a vote.

Mr Thompson is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Director with experience of working with boards in the commercial, public and third sectors. He is currently a Non-Executive Director in the finance sector and is a Director of Elizabeth College and the Youth Commission and a Trustee of the KGV Playing Field Trusts.

Mr Thompson is keen to address the challenge of the financial sustainability of the Guernsey Insurance Fund and the Long-term Care Insurance Fund and to ensure the successful implementation of the secondary pensions scheme.

Mr Le Brun runs two small businesses – Labour Force and Mole Excavating – and has employed over 350 people in the last decade. Keen to offer a fresh perspective, Mr Le Brun has a particular interest in developing policies and initiatives to help unemployed people get back to work and in improving affordable housing provision.

Employment & Social Security President Deputy Peter Roffey said the pair had been selected from a "very strong" list of candidates.

“Non-voting members add an important and valuable input to our committee discussions and I am delighted to welcome Mark and Ross to our future meetings as we progress our agenda this States term," he said.

"Their skills and viewpoints will, I am sure, add to our debates and contribute to our decision making progress.”

Pictured top: Employment & Social Security's new non-voting committee members Ross Le Brun and Mark Thompson. 

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