I read Law at Cambridge, and then qualified as both a Chartered Accountant and a Barrister in London. I returned to Guernsey, where I grew up, in 1981 and shortly afterwards founded the Praxis Group, which I lead for 21 years. It is now perhaps the largest Guernsey-controlled financial services business.
I was first elected to the States for the South-East District in 2004, and became the Deputy Minister in the Treasury & Resources Department. In 2008, I was re-elected, topping the poll in the South-East, and became the Minister of Treasury & Resources. In 2012, I stood down and spent some years researching and writing about pre-history and the ‘dark ages’. My first book, ‘Lisia’, described the world of the Channel Islands before the Normans.
I was re-elected for St Peter Port North in a by-election in 2015, and came 2nd in the General Election of 2016 for the same District. Later that year I became President of the States Trading Supervisory Board, which looks after the trading businesses owned or operated by the States (Water, Dairy, Guernsey Electricity, Aurigny etc). In late 2017 I was elected President of the Committee for Economic Development, a position that I still hold.
I now live in the Castel, where I am renovating a bungalow. I have four adult children, and enjoy spending time with my family, boating, cooking. music and travel.