After the May 2018 elections in Jersey, Carolyn was appointed as the Island’s first ever Minister for International Development and Chair of Jersey Overseas Aid Commission. She was also appointed as Assistant Chief Minister (International) and Chair of the Executive Committee of the Jersey branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.
Carolyn was first elected by the Parish of Grouville as a member of the States of Jersey (the Island’s Parliament) in 2002.
Carolyn first served on the Education Sport & Culture Committee and was responsible for introducing the citizenship programme in schools and successfully taking the Island’s first Cultural Strategy through the States. She has taken a number of successful private member’s propositions through the Assembly including lowering the voting age in Jersey to 16 and securing aid for the fishermen.
Other roles include serving as an assistant minister for the Environment and Economic Development Ministries with responsibility for the Agriculture and Fisheries portfolios. She has also served on Scrutiny as Chair of the Economic Affairs Scrutiny panel and been Jersey’s representative on the British Islands and Mediterranean Region’s Steering Committee for the Commonwealth Women’s Parliamentarians Association.
Carolyn was educated in Jersey and Paris, and before entering politics she worked in the Finance Industry.