Digital copy of the Witness Statement of William Ogley to the Inquiry providing an account of his experiences whilst Chief Officer of the Policy and Resources Committee and later Chief Executive of the Council of Ministers and Head of the Paid Service for the States of Jersey between 2003 and 2011. [Some details redacted].

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January 18th 2016 - January 18th 2016

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Provides background information including an overview of his qualifications and career in the United Kingdom prior to moving to Jersey in the early 2000s. Sets out details of his role as Chief Officer of the Policy and Resources Committee and later Chief Executive of the Council of Ministers and Head of the Paid Service for the States of Jersey between 2003 and 2011, commenting on some of the associated issues around structures of government in Jersey. Sets out details of day-to-day functions of his role and describes issues experienced around the structuring of his role. Comments on issues raised by Stuart Syvret and commissioning of the Williamson Report and responds to allegations that he was involved in a pincer movement to oust Stuart Syvret. Also includes comments about the removal of the Chair of the Jersey Child Protection Committee, Iris Le Feuvre. Includes comments about Operation Rectangle, setting out details of developing concerns surrounding Operation Rectangle in the spring of 2008. Comments on the arrival of David Warcup, referring to his appointment as Deputy Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police in the summer of 2008. Also describes the appointment of the Metropolitan Police Review and the decision to hold a press conference. Comments on concerns raised by Matt Tapp and set out details of Graham Power's reaction to the findings of the Metropolitan Police Review. Includes an account of the press conference held on 12 November 2008 and refers to the suspension of Graham Power on the same day. Also describes events following the suspension of Graham Power. Includes comments about public interest disclosures, responds to allegations of cover up and explains the extent of his understanding that the recommendations of Kathie Bull have been implemented in respect of the reform of provision for children in Jersey. Statement finishes with reflections on his experiences with reference to his comments regarding the lack of proper separation of powers and concerns about reporting lines and the accountability of senior civil servants. Also includes recommendations for the Inquiry.


Austin-Vautier, Steven
Bailhache, William
Bull, Kathie, Dr
Crich, Ian
Douglas, Hilary
Every, Paul
Gradwell, Mick
Harper, Lenny
Heald, Mick
Hill, Bob, Deputy
Kinnard, Wendy
Laming, Lord William Herbert
Le Feuvre, Iris
Le Sueur, Terry
Lewis, Andrew, Deputy
Lundy, Mario
McKeon, Tom
Napier, Brian, QC
Ogley, Bill
Paxman, Jeremy
Pinel, Mick
Pollard, Mike
Power, Graham
Richardson, John
Straw, Jack
Syvret, Stuart, Senator
Tapp, Matt
Vibert, Mike
Walker, Frank
Warcup, David
Williamson, Andrew
Audit Commission
British Broadcasting Corporation
Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
Chief Minister's Department
Children's Service
Corporate Management Board
Council of Ministers
Economic Development Committee
Education Committee
Emergencies Council
Greenfields Centre
Harbours and Airports Committee
Haut de la Garenne
Health and Social Services
Health and Social Services Committee
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary
Hertfordshire County Council
Home Affairs
Home Affairs Committee
Honorary Police
Hotel La Place
Human Resources Department
Jersey Appointments Commission
Jersey Child Protection Committee
Law Officers' Department
Les Chênes Residential School
Lord Chancellor's Department
Metropolitan Police Service
Nolan Committee on Standards in Public Life
Operation Rectangle
Policy and Resources Committee
Property Services Department
States Employment Board
States of Jersey
States of Jersey Police
Wiltshire Police


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