Senator Gorst beat Sir Philip to the top job yesterday in a tight States vote of 27-24.
The vote was open this year for the first time, meaning that the new Chief Minister knows who voted for him - which may well influence who he chooses for his Council of Ministers on Thursday.
His speech to the States about what he hopes to achieve was very personal in tone, saying he believes community cohesion, education, jobs and health are the priorities for the island.
He said: "I want my young daughter to grow up in a society which is inclusive, where there is appropriate support and opportunity for the less well-off and for the vulnerable - but also support for those who show initiative and inspiration and want to better themselves and their Island."
The result reflects our exclusive online poll where more than 1600 of you voted, and 55% of you wanted Senator Gorst as Jersey's most senior politician. It had been a two horse race between Senator Gorst and Sir Philip after Senator Ian Le Marquand pulled out last week, saying he no longer believed he could win.