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Former Chief Minister to take leading role at housing trust

Former Chief Minister to take leading role at housing trust

Tuesday 19 July 2022

Former Chief Minister to take leading role at housing trust

Tuesday 19 July 2022

Jersey’s previous Chief Minister has been named as the Chair of one of the island’s largest providers of affordable housing, which was founded by his father.

The new role at Les Vaux Housing Trust will see John Le Fondré responsible for more than 350 homes, including some occupied by Les Amis.

Mr Le Fondré was previously Honorary Secretary of Les Vaux Housing Trust, having been a member of the trust since 1997.

He succeeds Francis Le Gresley, who sat on the board for seven years. 

The former Senator stood for re-election as a member of the Jersey Alliance in June in the newly created super-district of Trinity, St. Lawrence and St. John.  

At the time, he said he did not wish to be Chief Minister again, but serve as a Minister.

However, with 997 votes in his favour, he missed out on one of four seats in the district, polling sixth out of eight candidates.

Speaking about his new role, Mr Le Fondré said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to serve as a Member of the Trust for approximately 25 years, and I am very pleased to take on the role of Honorary Chairman.  

“The Trust was first created in 1989 by my late father as a solution to the crisis that was happening in respect of Troy Court at the time. It has therefore been extremely satisfying to be part of the Trust as it has grown. 

“There is a certain poignancy in taking on the role at this time, in that having repaid the original loan on the old Troy Court estate some time ago, the Trust has come full circle by rebuilding Troy Court (now renamed Grand Vaux Court) and hugely improving the quality of the accommodation for tenants, who have just finished moving in.”


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