Richard Corrigan to lead new Jersey Department for the Economy

Posted: 10/09/2021

RichardCorrigan_JerseyGov_sep21Jersey's Council of Ministers has agreed that from January 2022 the Department for the Economy will leave the Office of the Chief Executive and become a distinct government department. 

As a result, Richard Corrigan (pictured) has been confirmed as the permanent Director General, having been acting in the post for 18 months.

Richard has worked for the Government of Jersey since April 2017, having previously served as Deputy Chief Executive of Jersey Finance. Prior to that he spent six years with Barclays, following 16 years with NatWest.

Government of Jersey Chief Executive Paul Martin commented: “The considerable experience Richard gained in financial services before he joined government means he is well placed to continue to lead the team as our focus moves away from pandemic recovery and towards supporting the diversification and development of Jersey’s economy.”

The new department’s directorates, which have been operating within the Office of the Chief Executive since February 2020, include:
• Local and digital economy – supporting rural and marine; arts, culture, heritage and sport; retail and visitor; growth and trade; aviation; the digital economy; and high-value residency engagement
• Financial services – developing policy and legislation to advance Jersey’s position as an international finance centre
• Financial crime – providing national strategy and co-ordination to fulfil Jersey’s international obligations for combatting financial crime and terrorist financing
• Economic advisory – providing independent analysis and advice to Ministers, States Members and the Government of Jersey

Ministerial accountability remains with the Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture, Senator Lyndon Farnham, and the Minister for External Relations and Financial Services, Senator Ian Gorst.


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