Friday 17 March 2017
For Immediate Release: 17 March 2017
A senior civil servant from Guernsey will be seconded to Alderney for the next six months to replace its departing Chief Executive.
Adrian Lewis, currently Chief Secretary to the Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure, who is also a former States of Alderney Treasurer, will be seconded for the next six months to help Alderney as it recruits and transitions to a new Chief Executive.
The move follows a request from Stuart Trought, President of the States of Alderney, who asked States of Guernsey Chief Executive Paul Whitfield if there was anyone with the necessary expertise to support the island during the interim period.
Mr Whitfield said:
'Following the resignation of Victor Brownlees, and the subsequent request I received, I considered it crucial that we support the States of Alderney in any way possible. I'm delighted that our suggestion, to second an experienced and competent temporary CEO from our Chief Secretary pool, was accepted. I'm sure Adrian, who as considerable Alderney-related experience, will prove a real asset to the island.
Mr Trought said:
'I am delighted to welcome Adrian as interim CEO. We are fortunate to be able to call on someone with his experience at this time. I would also like to place on record our thanks to our colleagues in Guernsey for their willing assistance, and rapid response.'
Mr Lewis said he was looking forward to working in Alderney again.
'I immensely enjoyed my time working in Alderney as Treasurer and am excited by the opportunity to support the States of Alderney again. I hope to provide stability during this interim period while a new Chief Executive is recruited.'
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Issued by the Chief Executive' Office (Tel 01481 822816)