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Down to final five in hunt for Interim Gov CEO... but who will it be?

Down to final five in hunt for Interim Gov CEO... but who will it be?

Thursday 15 June 2023

Down to final five in hunt for Interim Gov CEO... but who will it be?

Thursday 15 June 2023

Five candidates underwent a final round of interviews in the search for the Government's Interim CEO on Monday – with the successful applicant due to be announced shortly.

Due diligence is now underway before the appointee is confirmed.

The search for an interim head of the civil service follows the sudden resignation in March of Chief Executive Suzanne Wiley, who will be returning to Northern Ireland to lead the Chamber of Commerce there.

While Ms Wylie has a contractual notice period of six months, the Government agreed to shorten this, so that her last day will be 31 July.

With changes to the role of CEO under consideration, the Government is looking for an Interim to hold the role for nine to 12 months.


Pictured: Former Government CEO, Suzanne Wylie, announced her resignation on 22 March after just over one year in post.

Chief Minister Kristina Moore previously invited applications from islanders who may wish to take a "sabbatical" from their current employment.

Applications opened in mid-May and a total of 27 candidates applied for role – 10 of which were Jersey residents. The Government has not confirmed if any of the final candidates are local. 

Due diligence and contractual discussions are currently underway before the candidates are recommended to the States Employment Board, who will then confirm the successful candidate.


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