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Source: Channel Islands – Jersey

​The Government has today announced the appointment of a new Group Director of Policy sitting in the Department for Strategic Policy, Planning and Performance.

Paul Wylie currently works in the London Mayor’s Office as Director of Strategy responsible for policing, crime and communities. He has considerable experience of policy development for both the Mayor of London and working on strategic reviews for the national UK Government.

Mr Wylie will be responsible for developing effective public policy to achieve Government priorities and improve outcomes for the benefit of Islanders. 

Director General for Strategic Policy, Planning and Performance, Tom Walker, said: “This is a key role, and with 17 years’ experience in public service, Paul will add strength to policy formation and delivery as we work to implement the Island’s strategic priorities.”

“Paul brings valuable expertise, which will add to the diversity of talent and expertise across our senior policy specialists. He will join us as we continue to tackle the impacts of COVID-19 and Brexit. It’s a demanding time, but he brings valuable experience of strategic analysis, policy building and operational delivery.”

Paul Wylie said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead and develop public policy for the Government of Jersey at this challenging time. 

“My family and I are excited to move here, and I look forward to contributing more to Island life, both professionally and personally.”

His appointment followed the Jersey Appointments Commission code of conduct and was made following a combination of face-to-face interviews and extensive and evidence-based technical and psychometric assessments. 

Paul will take up his post in February 2021.

MIL OSI United Kingdom