Skip to main content Skip to accessibility
This website is not compatible with your web browser. You should install a newer browser. If you live in Jersey and need help upgrading call the States of Jersey web team on 440099.
Government of

Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

  • Choose the service you want to log in to:


    Update your notification preferences


    Access government services


    Clear goods through customs or claim relief

  • Talentlink

    View or update your States of Jersey job application

Treasury Minister's statement

12 March 2010

The role of Treasurer of States is currently being undertaken on a temporary basis by the newly appointed interim Finance Director, Hugh McGarel-Groves.

The Treasurer, Ian Black, a long standing senior postholder, is currently absent from work due to ill health. While he is recovering, the Public Finances Law requires that the post should be filled on an interim basis to ensure that the functions of the office of Treasurer can be discharged.
Mr Hugh McGarel-Groves FCA BA (Cantab) was appointed interim Finance Director by Mr Black in February, on a 6 month contract. This new post was announced as part of the August 2009 Treasury Restructuring Plan which set out how financial management was to be strengthened.

A chartered accountant and engineering/law graduate of Cambridge University, who spent the first 15 years of his career in various senior financial roles with major multi-national companies including BP, Guinness and Sedgwick, Mr McGarel-Groves has significant private and public sector experience and will fulfil both the posts of Treasurer and Finance Director for the period.

I wish Mr Black a speedy recovery, and am confident Mr McGarel-Groves has the right experience and skills to perform the function of Treasurer in an interim capacity.

Back to top
rating button