I was born in Paris 55 years ago but I am now the proud owner of a Jersey passport.
I graduated from the European Business School in 1985 and after having worked around the world in activities as diverse as injection moulding, computer based training, wine making and property development, I moved my home and businesses to the Channel Islands in 2005 to be with my Jersey-born fiancée Amy. My two children have now started studying at university.
I am involved in the sporting life of the island. As Pistol Shooting Team Manager I represented Jersey at the Island Games in Gotland and helped secure two team bronze medals. I am now working on building a team for Gibraltar 2019 and follow with great interest our team in the Commonwealth games in Australia. Extremely eclectic, I am an active member of many local associations and clubs such as the Jersey Amateur Radio Society, the La Moye Golf Club, the United Club, the Jersey Aeroclub, the Old Car Club, the Jersey Zoo, the Jersey Bat Group, the Jersey Pistol Club, the Modern and Military Arms Association the National Trust for Jersey and the Jersey Heritage Trust.
As part of my charitable activities, I am also a member of the Rotary Club of Jersey and a pilot for Helping Wings, a charity that helps disadvantaged children experience the joy of flight. As a professional wildlife photographer, I have helped the Jersey Zoo by gifting it thousands of images of the rare animals they work with. I also provided free photographs to many other organisations such as the National Trust for Jersey and the Jersey Heritage Trust.
Since 2013, I have been honoured to serve the parishioners of St Lawrence, first as Constable’s Officer and subsequently as a Centenier. These roles have seen me closely involved in Parish affairs at many levels and have brought me into close contact with many Parishioners. I am a Vice President of the Honorary Police Association, as well as being a delegate on several planning and emergency groups.