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Brodrick Penn shelves role as Permanent Secretary

Brodrick Penn halts role as Permanent Secretary in the Premier’s Office to run Disaster Recovery Coordination Committee (DRCC).

A new person has been put in charge of coordinating and managing government affairs.

That person is Dawn Smith who has been appointed as Acting Permanent Secretary in the Premier’s Office.

Smith received the appointment so the current permanent secretary, Brodrick Penn could focus on his new role as Chairman of the Disaster Recovery Coordination Committee (DRCC).

The DRCC is a committee appointed by Cabinet to provide oversight and advice on all aspects of the territory’s recovery activities and initiatives.

Smith’s appointment, in the meantime, became effective on November 1.

A media release from Government today explained: “The acting Permanent Secretary will oversee the overall coordination and management of the work of Government to ensure the successful formulation and implementation of ministerial and cross-ministerial government policies and programmes.”

Smith has served as General Counsel at the Financial Services Commission, as well as a member of the Public Service Commission (PSC).

Government said she has relinquished her post on the PSC.

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  1. .well sah says:

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    another one bites the ndp dust

  2. Well deserved says:

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    A good move for both these competent and hard working belongers. At last decisions made on the basis of ability rather than nepotism.

  3. East Man says:

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    out of the Premiers office at last.

  4. More in the morter says:

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    Everyday there is a new committee with a new chair to go with it. Shifting and recycling bodies they want to get rid of.
    Revealing fractions of the truth masked in a press statement . A poster on Facebook said it best.

    “If the DRCC is a brand new, cabinet sanctioned “body” in need of strong leadership in a difficult time, why put Dawn Smith in the PS position and not at the DRCC?

    Why move the “Permanent” Secretary from his post? A post he’s familiar with…


    My people wake up. There’s more to this! Don’t accept this spin on the truth.

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