Public sector reform to be explored at IoD lunch

| March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Senator Alan Maclean

Jersey’s Minister for Economic Development Senator Alan Maclean will be the guest speaker at this month’s IoD lunch when he will explore the challenges, opportunities and processes involved in reforming Jersey’s public sector.

At the lunch, to be held at the Grand Jersey on Tuesday 18th March, Senator Maclean will give an update on the latest developments relating to Jersey’s public sector reform. His talk, ‘Jersey Public Sector Reform – Can we do it? Yes, we can!’, will also highlight some of the issues Jersey faces as it strives to deliver an effective and efficient public sector.

Appointed Minister for Economic Development in December 2008, Senator Maclean first stood for the States of Jersey in 2005 when he was elected as Deputy to represent St Helier No. 2 district. Prior to entering political life, he was Managing Director of a marketing and PR agency with offices in Jersey and Cheltenham, and Managing Director of an estate agency and property management business.

He was appointed Assistant Minister for Economic Development in December 2005 and was instrumental in establishing the Jersey Gambling Commission. Today, his responsibilities cover a wide ranging portfolio encompassing all economic sectors including finance, tourism, agriculture, retail and the digital economy, as well as public sector reform. In early 2013, Senator Maclean was instrumental in the creation of the Jersey Innovation Fund, whilst he also sits on the Skills Executive together with the Ministers for Social Security and Education, Sport and Culture.

Steven Hunt, Chairman of the Jersey IoD Events committee, said:

“The reform of Jersey’s public sector is an important subject both for Jersey’s business community and the wider public. Staffing levels, roles and systems in the public sector need to be reviewed to ensure that the taxpayer receives value for money as well as receiving the kind of service that it expects from any service provider. In this technological age there are opportunities to make processes easier and to avoid unnecessary duplication of systems. I am delighted that Senator Maclean, who is central to guiding this review for our island, is able to provide us with an update at our lunch this month. ”

The IoD lunch is on Tuesday 18th March at the Grand Jersey and is open to both members and non-members of the IoD. The lunch starts with networking drinks from 12:00pm and finishes at 14:00. Tickets are £25, inclusive of drinks and a two-course lunch, wine and coffee, and can be purchased from the IoD Branch Officer, Kirsten Higgins on 610799 or at jedirector@localdial.com.

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