Jersey flight row civil servant resigns

Mike King
Image caption Mike King will leave the job immediately and will get six months pay in lieu of working his notice

A senior civil servant who was named in a row over £13,000 flights to South Africa for a conference, has resigned.

Mike King was Jersey's Chief Officer of Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture.

In March 2016 he flew business class to South Africa with another civil servant, Wayne Gallichan. He later "unreservedly" apologised.

Mr King will leave "with immediate effect" and get pay in lieu of his six months notice.

The States described the resignation as one of "mutual agreement".

Economic Development minister, Senator Lyndon Farnham said: "I would like to thank Mike for all that he has done since joining in 2005.

"Especially for the work he has undertaken in the creation of the new department during my term of office. I wish him well for the future."

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