06 February 2023
Having received a letter from the External Relations Minister requesting that his responsibility for
Financial Services be transferred, the political and legal responsibilities for Financial Services will be
transferred to the Chief Minister.
Deputy Elaine Millar and Deputy Ian Gorst will be appointed as Assistant Chief Minister’s with
delegated responsibility for Financial Services and will join a ministerial group with the Chief
Minister and Deputy Chief Minister.
Deputy Ozouf and I have agreed this transfer of responsibility. This will allow him more time to
focus on the important work of External Relations, where he has made a positive impact and has
identified a busy agenda of work, which he will continue as the Minister.
One of the key objectives for my time as Chief Minister is to restore trust and confidence in
Government. As part of this, Ministers must uphold and be seen to uphold the highest standards in
all aspects of their lives.
An important part of my role is to always act in Jersey’s best interests. Importantly, this change
ensures that we have strong leadership and focused Ministerial teams for both external relations
and financial services in this important year for the Island.