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Terry Le Sueur
As minister for treasury and resources, Terry Le Sueur is at the heart of the most radical changes to have taken place in Jersey's tax system since the war. An accountant by profession, he was first elected to the States in 1987 as a deputy, and was re-elected in three subsequent elections. In 1999 he achieved an all-island mandate as senator and was reelected in 2005. He spent 12 years at the head of the States' employment and social security department and during that time instigated major reforms in the areas of pensions, employment law and income support.
Now retired from business, Mr Le Sueur spent 25 years as senior partner of a medium-sized local firm of chartered accountants which he founded in 1975. The firm is now called Grant Thornton, Le Sueur Ireson & Co.
As treasury minister, Mr Le Sueur has taken a very cautious approach to States finances and although he is sometimes accused of being a "tax and spend" minister, he has consistently built up the island's rainy-day reserves.