Prison gets a new governor

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A NEW prison governor has been appointed.

John de Carteret has been appointed governor of Guernsey Prison. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 28254691)

John de Carteret had held the role in an acting capacity for the last nine months.

He said he was both delighted and honoured to be appointed.

‘Obviously my first and overriding priority is ensuring the prison is best placed to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic,’ he said.

‘Away from that I want to focus on the update of the prison health care department, improving the facilities and implementing the joint prison and probation operating model.’

Mr De Carteret joined the civil service in 2002 after a successful career in the private sector. He has held a number of positions across the States, including roles in the courts and Education.

Eight years ago he moved to the prison and commenced training locally to the level of a UK prison operational manager before progressing to the senior operational manager’s course to gain governing governor’s accreditation.

‘I am excited at starting this next chapter of my career as prison governor during this uniquely challenging time,’ he said.

‘I lead a group of dedicated professionals and I am confident that we will be successful in our endeavours.’

Home Affairs president Mary Lowe said: ‘John has already proved how very capable an individual he is and I wish him the very best as he becomes the permanent prison governor at this challenging time.’

Nigel Baudains

By Nigel Baudains
News reporter

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