Jersey government chief executive Suzanne Wylie resigns

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THE government’s chief executive Suzanne Wylie has announced her intention to resign – just over a year after taking on the role.

Before taking up her position in Jersey, Mrs Wylie was the chief executive of Belfast City Council and she will be returning to the city to take on a new opportunity that allows her to be closer to her family, the government has said.

Mrs Wylie was appointed as the Island’s top civil servant in September 2021 and formally started in February the following year.

The Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce has confirmed that Mrs Wylie has been appointed as its new chief executive.

She replaced Charlie Parker who quit following controversy surrounding his decision to take up a second job with a UK-based real estate firm.

The announcement comes a week after the government confirmed that two of the most senior figures in Health – director-general Caroline Landon and chief nurse Rose Naylor – are to leave their positions.

Chief Minister Kristina Moore has accepted the resignation and confirmed that a proper appointment process will be put in place to ensure a planned transition and for the organisation to continue to deliver for the public.

She said: ‘I would like to thank Suzanne for her professionalism and hard work during her time as chief executive.

‘Suzanne has had a positive impact since starting with the Government of Jersey and we respect her wishes to return to Belfast.

‘Suzanne is successfully working through transformations across the government, from the turnaround team in Health and Community Services to the formation of Jersey’s Cabinet Office.

‘These priorities have been dealt with alongside navigating officers through the recovery stages of the series of major incidents that have affected our Island.

‘Suzanne will continue in these endeavours for the next few months while we look to appoint a successor. We wish her all the success in her future.’

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