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Chief Operating Office (COO)

The Chief Operating Office (COO) brings together a number of internal services that support and enable the effective functioning of our public services
11 November 2021

Our Stars Jersey Public Service Awards 2021

​Employees from across Government were honoured at an awards ceremony . The evening of celebration took place at the Royal Jersey Showground and saw 11 awards presented in a variety of categories.

14 June 2021

Response to Jersey Appointments Commission’s Annual Report

The States Employment Board (SEB) has welcomed the publication of the Annual Report of the Jersey Appointments Commission (JAC) for 2020.

26 April 2021

Gender Pay Gap report published

The States Employment Board has published its gender pay gap figures for 2020, which shows the difference between the average earnings of men and women.

09 March 2021

Integrated Technology Solution supplier appointed

The Government of Jersey has appointed Keytree, a Deloitte business, to lead the delivery of the Integrated Technology Solution (ITS) Programme.

The Chief Operating Office is made up of three core functions:

People Services

People Services leads our culture change and people practices across the Government of Jersey that are central to delivering our strategic outcomes. The function enables change through new and different ways to bring high quality public services to Jersey.

People Services includes:

  • Organisational Development
  • Employee Relations
  • Industrial Relations and Reward
  • Resourcing

Modernisation and Digital

Modernisation and Digital develops innovative technology to help simplify internal processes and speed up how customers access our services. It supports the One Gov vision of a joined up modern and efficient public service for islanders.

The function includes:

Commercial Services

Commercial Services leads on developing the market for supplying goods and services using best practice commercial models and collaborating with our supply chain to ensure value for money and innovation across commissioning and procurement. It also advises and supports in areas such as commercial negotiations and total cost of ownership modelling. It supports the One Gov vision of a Commercial organisation that is more business-like.

The function includes:

  • Procurement
  • Strategic supplier relationship management
  • Other commercial activities

Jobs in Commercial Services

Find the current job opportunities in Commercial Services.


Richard Buchanan

Assistant Minister
01534 481470

Susie Pinel

Treasury Minister
01534 853969

Scott Wickenden

Assistant Minister
01534 875218

Senior management team

John Quinn

Chief Operating Officer

Mark Grimley

Group Director of People and Corporate Services

Maria Benbow

Director of Commercial Services

Gary Bowles

Group Director of Modernisation and Digital

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