Thursday, January 19, 2023

Government COO leaves company amid civil service reshuffle

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John Quinn is one of the senior officials documented to have been fired voluntarily.

His responsibilities included responsibility for the Jersey Government’s HR and IT departments.

A consultation process with senior managers is ongoing, but it’s unclear how many other roles will be affected.

The creation of a cabinet office was one of the priorities announced by Kristina Moore as part of her 100 Day Plan after his election as Chief Minister of the island.

Mr Quinn joined Jersey Government in July 2018 from Westminster City Council, where he had previously worked alongside Government the then-CEO of the States of Jersey, Charlie Parker.

The Cabinet Office, headed by Mr Parker’s successor Suzanne Wileycomprises three former departments within Jersey Civil Service: the Office of the Chief Executive, the Chief Operating Office and Strategic Policy, Planning and Performance.

In her August 2022 ministerial decision, Deputy Moore said: “The establishment of the Cabinet Office will support the development of a more focused and coordinated approach to drive implementation of the Council of Ministers’ shared priorities and overall improvements across the civil service. “

The consultation process with other leaders in the public service is ongoing.

The Jersey Government says it will not comment on the trial.

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