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Complaints Panel and Independent Members of the Administrative Review Board


It’s important that we, the Guernsey public, are able to make a complaint about the services we get from the States if we need to, and have it dealt with fairly and impartially.
That’s why Guernsey has a Complaints Panel made up of trained members of the public and it’s also why a member of the public is the ‘independent member’ on the tribunal if the complaint goes forward for a hearing.
The States is now seeking to appoint additional members for:

  1. The Complaints Panel – members evaluate complaints against the decisions, actions or omissions of States’ committees as brought by members of the public and decide whether they should go forward to a Review Board hearing.
  2. The Panel of Independent Members – one member sits as the ‘independent member’ of a four-person Administrative Review Board at a public hearing.

More information:

Video interview with a panel member describing her role.

States of Guernsey role descriptions and information about the application process.

Additional information, including current membership.

Closed: Friday 23rd October 2020




Guernsey’s iconic women of the future?

Thank you for nominating a young woman or girl for our future iconic Guernsey women campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day!

Nominations close on Sunday 6 March at 17.00.

Please fill in the details below.


Miriam Makeba - South Africa

Nominated by: Christine James

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (1932 to 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was an advocate against apartheid and white-minority government in South Africa. In 2020 she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 women of the century. 

South Africa is ranked 12th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 45.8% (source: 

Are you from South Africa? Please email if there is a social or cultural group for people from South Africa in Guernsey.

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The original image “The Hague Jazz 2008 – Miriam Makeba” by Haags Uitburo is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. 


Jacinda Ardern - New Zealand

Nominated by: Martin Lock

Jacinda Ardern (born 1980) has served as prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. In 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, rapidly introducing strict gun laws in response, and throughout 2020 she directed the country’s widely praised response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ardern was the world’s second elected head of government to give birth in office when her daughter was born in 2018. ‘An inspiring Prime Minister who brought a nation together with true leadership, empathy and compassion.’

New Zealand is ranked 4th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 48.3% (source: 

Other iconic women: Dame Whina Cooper, nominated by Claire Fisher, and Kate Sheppard, nominated by Anna Cooper.

Are you from New Zealand? You may be interested in joining the ANZACs in Guernsey Facebook group

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