A Deputy Chief Executive has been appointed to the States and he will head up the Island’s civil service until the top job is filled.
Richard Nash, 68, who has held senior government positions in Guernsey and the UK, will lead Alderney’s civil service for around three months while a new Chief Executive is recruited.
Richard retired last July after more than 40 years working for the States of Guernsey in numerous roles, latterly as Director of Environment Services.
Since September last year he has provided assistance to the States of Alderney’s temporary Chief Executive Adrian Lewis with a review of staff structure and HR.
His recent experience includes working with UK Government officials on behalf of the Bailiwick in respect of the Brexit trade agreements, especially in relation to agri-food and fisheries, since 2016.
Before that he was Director of Client Services in Guernsey’s Commerce and Employment Department, responsible for the management of operational services, policy development and committee advice on agriculture, horticulture, fisheries, employment, trading standards
and health & safety.
He has also worked on environment and land management and has a valuable grasp of local matters including the Alderney breakwater. His interests include gardening, swimming and walking.
“I am a big fan of Alderney’s way of life and although the Island has some challenging issues, we have remained strong as a Bailiwick by working together,” says Richard.
“I look forward to listening to and working with the politicians, civil servants, businesses and residents of this charming Island. I am privileged to be asked to help out in this way and I have been touched by the friendly
welcome I have received.”