About Me, a brief CV ...

Personal Specs

Name: Lyndon John Farnham

Place of Birth: St Helier, Jersey

Age: 58

Family Status; Married to Anne-Marie with two grown up children, Alex and Philippa. One daughter-in-law, Charlie, one (future) son-in-law, Jack, our first grandchild on the way and our dog Winston (below)!












Education;  St George’s Preparatory, Les Quennevais and Hautlieu. College for the Distributive Trades (London), Harrods – Retail Trainee (1982 – 1985).

Political background; First elected to the States as Deputy of St Saviour No.2 district on 9th December 1999 and re-elected in 2002. Retired from the States in December 2005. Re-elected as Senator in 2011 and sworn to office on 14th November 2011. Re-elected as Senator 2014. Re-Elected as Senator 2018.

Current Ministerial Office; Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport & Culture.

Previous Political Experience; Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture (2014 – 2018), Assistant Minister, Home Affairs Department (2011 – 2014). Deputy, States of Jersey (St Saviour number 2 district) 1999 – 2005. During this period I held the following positions: President – Gambling Control Committee. Vice President – Economic Development Committee, Vice President – Harbours & Airport Committee, Chairman – Jersey Tourism Board, Chairman – Tourism Development Fund, Chairman – Jersey Conference Bureau, Chairman – Emerging Industries Board. I also served on a number of other Committees, Boards and Trusts.

Other Positions Held; Member:  Member – Bailiff’s Consultative Panel (current), Chair – Our Hospital Political Oversight Group (current), Chair – Anti Inflation Strategy Group (current, President – Jersey Hospitality Association (2011 – 2014), Honorary Life Member – Jersey Battle of Flowers Association (current), President – Jersey Battle of Flowers Association (2000-2002), Chairman – Jersey Battle of Flowers Association (1997 – 2000), Committee Member – Jersey Battle of Flowers Association (1988 – 1997) 

Hobbies and Interests; Running, Walking (with my dog Winston) Cycling, Swimming, Triathlon, Reading, History, Music (drumming) and Politics. Member: Jersey Heritage Trust, National Trust Jersey.

Occupation; States Member and Company Director.

Business Career; Following my return to Jersey in 1985 my business career developed in wholesale and retail, hotels and leisure, online commerce and property. I relinquished the majority of my business commitments in 2011 when I returned to politics. I retain a small number of business interests and directorships which are duly listed under the declaration of members interests.

Jersey, our Island is a short video promoting our unique way of life and sharing my views on serving as a states member:


In 2014 I put my gloves on for charity and participated in The Rock White Collar Boxing raising funds for Mind Jersey:

Lyndon vs Ollie from PBS Broadcast on Vimeo.



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