20 June 2017
The Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, has decided that Senator Philip Ozouf should not continue to hold the position of Assistant Chief Minister.
Senator Gorst said “It is disappointing that Senator Ozouf’s reappointment has become an unfortunate cause of diversion from the task of undertaking the important government work that lies ahead. Senator Ozouf was reappointed to drive forward progress in the financial services and digital sectors for which, as I said at the time, he is well equipped to undertake.
“It has, however, become clear over the last few weeks that his re-appointment has unfortunately developed into a serious distraction from the ongoing work of the Council of Ministers.
“I am sure that as a Member of the States Assembly Senator Ozouf will continue to focus on serving islanders and on making a positive contribution to the future of Jersey.”