Council of Ministers chief executive Bill Ogley to quit

Bill Ogley Mr Ogley has been in the island for eight years

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Jersey's senior civil servant Bill Ogley will leave his post in May after eight years in the island.

Mr Ogley came to Jersey in April 2003 as Chief Executive to the Policy and Resources Committee.

He was brought in to lead the changes needed for the move to ministerial government and then became chief executive to the Council of Ministers.

Mr Ogley said: "Being chief executive has been a privilege and I will be sad to leave Jersey."

Jersey's Chief Minister Senator Terry Le Sueur said: "After eight successful years Bill and I have agreed that now would be a good time for change at the top of the civil service.

"I thank him for a job well done and wish him all the best in his next new venture."

Mr Ogley said: "It is a wonderful island with a bright future. The States has a great workforce, with some very able people and one of my greatest joys has been to watch them grow and succeed.

"I believe eight years is a long time in a job as demanding as this one. I hope my departure will create an opportunity to review the senior structure and to bring new ideas and a fresh perspective.

"While leaving Jersey will be a wrench, I am looking forward to moving back to the UK to be closer to family and friends and to starting the next new and exciting chapter of my life."

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