Thursday 13 September 2012
Jason Moriarty has been appointed Chief Officer of the Commerce & Employment Department with immediate effect.
Mr Moriarty, 38, has acted as interim Chief Officer for the past seven months following the move by predecessor Jon Buckland to head up the Education Department.
Mr Moriarty said:
"I am very much looking forward to working across Guernsey's economic sectors and leading an experienced team to ensure Guernsey remains competitive, professional, and ultimately successful. The business landscape and customer expectations are changing and this brings both challenges but also new opportunities."
Mr Moriarty's career to-date has been focused on the promotion, development, and regulation of Guernsey's economy, and he has worked across the majority of economic sectors including manufacturing, non financial services, and finance.
He has spent the last 12 years in business development, relationship management, and promotional roles, and has held dedicated roles in e-business and tourism at Commerce & Employment, most recently as Guernsey's Director of Marketing and Tourism.
Commerce & Employment Minister Kevin Stewart said:
"I'm delighted with Jason's appointment. His energy, enthusiasm and knowledge of the Department's mandate will ensure we can deliver on some extremely important projects over the coming months and years."
States of Guernsey Chief Executive Mike Brown said:
"I am very pleased to confirm Jason's appointment to the post on a permanent basis. Over the past seven months, Jason has demonstrated not only the skill and aptitude needed to succeed in the role but also the commitment and drive to add value to the States of Guernsey as a whole".
The Commerce & Employment Department is responsible for advising the States on matters relating to the creation of a dynamic and diversified economy through the promotion and development of commerce and industry that is sustainable and operates in accordance with the strategic, economic, social and environmental policies of the States.
The Department has a wide portfolio and covers a diverse range of services and activities, including economic development and regulation, marketing and tourism, employment relations, agriculture and horticulture, fisheries, and civil aviation.
Jason Moriarty was born and raised in Guernsey. After graduating from the University of Birmingham, he joined the States of Guernsey in 1996 through the Graduate Officer training programme and completed four management placements in Housing, Policy and Finance, Business Development and Marketing, and Employment Relations.
The post of Chief Officer, Commerce & Employment, was advertised both within the Civil Service and externally.
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