Role of Scrutiny Panels and Public Accounts to form focus of IoD lunch

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

How Jersey’s government is held to account internally and the role that Scrutiny panels play in local policy making will come under the microscope at the next IoD Jersey lunch this month.

In a talk at the Grand Jersey on Tuesday 13th May entitled ‘The Development and Impact of Scrutiny Panels and Public Accounts Committee in the States of Jersey’, Deputy Tracey Vallois will outline how the scrutiny panels system works and discuss the benefits its offers as well as the challenges they face. Deputy Vallois is currently Chairman on the Public Accounts Committee and President of the Chairmen’s Committee within Scrutiny.

Having been a States Member for over six years, Tracey has held various positions during her career in politics. She was elected to the position of Deputy of St Saviour District 2 in December 2008 and re-elected in November 2011. Prior to standing for election she worked for various financial institutions over a seven year period covering a number of areas including corporate, personal and international banking, investments, administration and trust.

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

“Holding government to account has become an increasingly important and interesting element of how the Jersey political system operates, and for that reason I am delighted Tracey has agreed to speak at our IoD lunch this month. I am sure she will provide some fantastic insights into the machinery of government, how public policy is developed and how the scrutiny function fits into the way our government operates, all of which I’m sure will be enlightening to our business community.”

The IoD lunch is on Tuesday 13 May 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 2:00pm. 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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