Deputy Andrew Green (62)
Married to Jill for 38 years, two children Chris and Louise.
Previous employment: British Army. Senior management roles in NHS and Jersey Health Service.
Other relevant Roles: Founder Chairman of Headway Jersey and Scott Gibaut Homes Trust Jersey. National Chairman of Headway UK (5 years); previous national roles within Headway UK include European representative and Chairman of the National Audit Committee. Locally Chairman of the Island Scout Executive Committee.
Current Political Role: Housing Minister where I have overseen the reform of the Housing Department into Andium Homes; achievements include the renovation of current housing stock with plans and funding in place to compete this task and the provision of much needed new homes. First time purchasers assisted with the very successful Deposit Scheme.
My Promise: Is to continue my hard work and common sense approach with a drive to get things done! Things that are important to our community, matter to you and will support our Island and our economy going forward. My record clearly demonstrates that I provide leadership vision and that I am not afraid to tackle difficult issues. It is this experience together with my skills and energy that has led me to seek an Islandwide mandate and stand for Senator.
Some of the issues
- The Economy: We must ensure that we have a successful, as well as vibrant and diverse economy that is in a position to take advantage of the emerging recovery and rebuild our tourism industry. This will provide both employment for our community and ensure we have necessary funding to provide those essential public services such as health and education as well as supporting those in need.
- Skills & Population: These two important issues are closely linked. A suitably trained and experienced work force is essential to the Islands economy. Without this either the economy will decline or employers will seek to employ greater numbers of suitably skilled people from outside of Jersey. I believe a more creative and inventive approach is needed in our schools. Students seeking a career in vocational skills should be encouraged and provided with such training from 14 whilst those seeking the more academic route continue their studies. If we are to find solutions to both youth unemployment and skills availability we must do things differently!
- Health: If elected as Senator I would like to be Health Minister. Funding is in place for the provision of a part new and part renovated hospital. The provision of new modern infrastructure is essential but equally important is the supporting of our staff that provides the care patients need. There will also need to be greater investment in the provision of community services such as mental health and community support.
Conclusion: It is not possible to cover every issues but I look forward to discussing them with you. Please consider me for one of your votes as Senator; I have the experience, ability and determination to work for you.