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Current Non-States, Sub-Committee and Panel Members


The committees of the States of Deliberation have appointed the following Non-States Members.

Click on the name of the committee for details about their backgrounds.

The majority were appointed after the October 2020 general election.



Employment and Social Security:
Ross Le Brun
Mark Thompson

Economic Development:
Tony Mancini
Andrew Niles

Education, Sport and Culture:
Vacant (Advocate Jason Green resigned in Jul 2023)
Diane Mitchell (recruited March 2023 – pictured)

Home Affairs:
Advocate Peter Harwood

Health and Social Care:
Vacant (Emily Litten resigned Jan 2023)
Dr George Oswald

Environment and Infrastructure (recruited Autumn 2022)
Vacant (Jane Niles resigned Mar 2024)
Mark Palfrey



Scrutiny Management Committee (no announcement)
Grace Ruddy
John Whittle (resigned end 2023)
Christa Feltham (elected Apr 2024)

States Trading Supervisory Board
Dr Simon Thornton (recruited Autumn 2021 to replace John Hollis)
Mark Thompson (recruited Sept 2023 to replace Stuart Falla)


Click for video and other information about the role of a Non-States Member.


The following are members of the public using their skills to support the island but they are not classed as Non-States Members and their appointments do not have to be approved by the States:



Review of Services and Savings
Vacant (Dave Beausire resigned in Dec 2023)

Review of Corporate Tax Options
Andrew Niles



Legislation Review Panel
Advocate Simon Howitt
Advocate William Simpson

Financial Scrutiny Panel
not announced



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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