Dr Melissa McCullough believes in integrity, decency and a high moral code.
As the new Channel Islands Commissioner for Standards, she is now in charge of investigating complaints against States members, a role previously undertaken by members of the public who formed the Code of Conduct Panel.
Melissa is already familiar with the role, having been the Commissioner for Standards for the Northern Ireland Assembly since 2020. She moved to Northern Ireland from the US in 1994 and has worked as an academic in law, ethics and professionalism in the UK and Ireland.
“What I see this being is a professional office that builds trust that the public have in the government, in the politicians that they elect so that we can hold people accountable and feel proud of the system that we have,” she told BBC Guernsey on a recent visit to the island.