About Jersey Homelessness Strategic Board

The Jersey Homelessness Strategic Board is an unincorporated affiliation of organisations and representatives from government, the private sector and third sector working together to eradicate homelessness in Jersey.

The Board


Simon Burgess

Simon is the Independent Chairman of Homelessness Jersey and is a member of the Jersey Housing Strategic Partnership Board. 

He is a Chartered Director, Chartered Surveyor and Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and provides consulting services specialising in strategy, real estate and financial services. He also acts as a mediator, facilitator and arbitrator helping organisations develop and bring together teams and is a non-executive director on real estate, private equity and infrastructure boards.

Simon Buckley

Simon is the Vice Chair of Homelessness Jersey. Simon is a Fellow of the RICS and Registered Valuer, with 34 years of experience in the property industry. Simon established Buckley and Company Limited in 2004 and subsequently acquired the property management business of Voisin-Hunter Limited and a number of other similar businesses including Maillard’s Estates, quickly becoming the largest property business in the Channel Islands.

Chris Beechey

Chris is Chief Inspector of the States of Jersey Police and has held key roles since joining in 1998, including Staff Officer to the Chief Constable, Uniformed Duty Inspector, Detective Inspector CID, Director of intelligence and currently Chief Inspector responsible for Community Policing (together with a number of other key support functions including the Police use of Firearms, Force Planning, Training and Emergency Planning).

Prior to moving to Jersey, Chris joined the Avon and Somerset police in 1995, and prior to that enjoyed a career in the oil industry.

Guy Le Maistre

Guy is the Vice Chair of The Shelter Trust, Jersey and has been actively involved in developing, extending and improving the range of services and support available to at-risk and homeless islanders for over ten years.

An experienced PR, marketing and communications consultant and event/project manager, he has worked with businesses across a range of industry sectors including start-ups, SMEs and international and world-leading brands across multiple jurisdictions.

A third sector specialist, Guy has provided advice and support to a host of local charities and community organisations. He has served as the homelessness sector’s representative on the Strategic Homelessness Board since its inception and served as a member of the Steering Group for the Housing and Homelessness Project.

Patrick Lynch

Patrick is the Chief Executive Officer of Caritas Jersey having taken over the role from John Scally in September 2019 and joined the Homelessness Strategy Board at the same time.

Patrick had a long career with IBM, both in the UK and Ireland, before returning to Jersey just over five years ago. 

Whilst working in the corporate world Patrick volunteered for many charities including a regular soup run in central London. This fostered an understanding of the challenges faced by so many and when returning to Jersey was shocked to see the same issues were prevalent here which encouraged him to get involved in the work of Caritas.

Carl Mavity

Carl is the Executive lead for Digital and Strategy at Andium homes.

Carl is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing with over 25 years’ experience in the social housing sector in Jersey. 

Prior to joining Andium Homes, Carl was the Director of Strategy for the States of Jersey Housing Department, where he had a particular focus on Housing Policy, an interest he maintains in his current role.

Ambassadors and Supporters

Emilie Begley

Emilie works as a Senior Administrator for Ocorian. She was invited to join the Homelessness Jersey Strategic Board because of her experience and passion for the sector.

Emilie was homeless at 19 years old, crashing around friends’ houses and eventually living at one of the Islands’ units of emergency accommodation. From that experience, she is driven to offer support and help to reintegrate individuals into society and fulfil their potentials.

William Church

William is an independent business consultant who has been working with Homelessness Jersey on a part-time executive role since July 2021.

William helps to promote the issues of homelessness in Jersey through social media channels and delivering short presentations, engages with politicians and helps to raise awareness with the general public.

Anna Terry

Anna, formerly a charity consultant, assisted in the establishment of the Board in 2019.  Now, as CEO of the Jersey Community Foundation, she remains connected to the Board working together on common interests.


Jersey based global financial services provider, Ocorian, has kindly supported the establishment and running of the Board since it was established in 2019 by providing administration services and meeting room facilities free of charge. 

Ocorian Trustees have also provided welcome charitable donations to help the Board undertake its work.