Hon Treasurer: James Wallace
James is an eighth-generation Falkland Islander. He grew up in Stanley during the years of economic development that followed the war. By the time he reached college age the outlook for Islanders had been transformed by revenue from the newly established fishery. Further education became a way of life and James was one of earlier groups of Island children to attend college and then university in the UK.
James has an instinctive interest in UK-Argentine politics. His Argentine mother emigrated from Comodoro Rivadavia in the 1970’s travelling on the cheap airlink between Argentina and the Falklands that the FCO hoped would push Islanders towards Argentina.
James is a Spanish speaker and his role as the foreign representative of a prominent Falklands fishing company puts him in contact with a variety of industry professionals and politicians in the Spanish-speaking world.
He is married, has three children, and splits his time between his family home in Amsterdam, the Falklands and where ever else in the world his job takes him.