|5 new permanent secretaries' backgrounds||| Print ||
|Thursday, 02 February 2012 11:08|
The Turks and Caicos Islands' interim government released the following background information on the five new permanent secretaries who will head five new government ministries beginning April 1.
Susan Malcolm has been assigned to the Ministry of Environment and Home Affairs.
Public Service, having served Government for over 36 years in key strategic positions and having obtained tangible outputs in each area.
Ms. Malcolm is well versed in the area of Organisational Development, Strategic Planning, Route Cause Analysis, Process Re-engineering, Policy Formulation, Implementation and Evaluation. She has a proven track record of making prudent financial and budgetary decisions and to effectively manage, oversee, coach and mentor staff and delegate authority. She is a devout advocate for Situational Leadership and Emotional Intelligence.
Ms. Malcolm is able to conceptualise, propose, develop, implement and evaluate sustainable projects for TCIG. She can also assess and utilize financial, technical and human resources to ensure maximum outputs, and is knowledgeable of the principles of Project Management to plan and organize work for special assignments, projects as well as to meet deadlines.
Ms. Malcolm is currently Permanent Secretary and Head of the Public Service Commission Secretariat/Office of Public Service Management. She oversees all Human Resource related matters affecting the Public Service and handles grievances as well as provides recommendations, supports H.E. the Governor, the Chief Executive Officer, Permanent Secretaries and other staff members on such issues.
She served as Under Secretary in the Ministry of Health from 2002-07 and acted a number of times as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry. She also worked as Under Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources where she managed the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources and the Coastal Resources Management Project.
Ms. Malcolm was an Education Planner in the Ministry of Education where she helped develop a 5-year Education Plan and Education Database Programme in the 1990s, and also contributed to the development and production of the first Social Studies Book for the TCI.
She also worked as Head of the Public Service Commission Secretariat; was a Graduate Teacher at the H.J. Robinson High School; and a trained teacher at the Ona Glinton and Eliza Simons Primary Schools.
Ms. Malcolm holds a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management, a Bachelors Degree and a Teaching Diploma.
Wesley Clerveaux has been assigned to the Ministry of Government Support Services.
Mr. Clerveaux is a results oriented, high-energy, hands-on professional with a successful record of accomplishments in Natural Resource Management, Fisheries, training and public relations. He also brings to the position experience in fiscal management, legislative development, strategic planning, policy formulation, ambassadorial relations and customer service with a strong focus on providing the public, local businesses and international partners with the highest quality of service.
Mr. Clerveaux’s major strengths include strong leadership, commitment to the principles of good governance, project management, resource mobilization, excellent communication skills, being a strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, supervisory skills, budget management and other administrative tasks. He has a thorough knowledge of current Government structure, roles and practices, and a clear vision to accomplish government goals.
Mr. Clerveaux has since 2005 been Director of the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources, where he oversees the overall management, planning and deployment of human and other resources and coordinates the review and development of Strategic Plans for the effective management of Protected Areas.
Mr. Clerveaux also worked as Deputy Director and Chief Conservation Officer, charged primarily with management and development of the fisheries resources and coordinating implementation of surveillance systems and the scientific monitoring programme for fisheries.
In the early stages of his career, Mr. Clerveaux also worked as Scientific Officer in the DECR and Technical Assistant in the Fisheries Department.
Anya Williams has been assigned to the Ministry of Finance and Economics.
Ms. Williams brings to the position effective management, communication, leadership and interpersonal skills; ability to prepare and present clear and concise reports; strong presentation skills; and excellent team-working and multi-tasking ability. She has a successful track record with completing given assignments on time, works well on her own initiative, welcomes the challenge of problem solving and is versatile and adaptable.
Ms. Williams has, since 2003, worked as Budget Director in the Ministry of Finance where, among other things she is responsible for the preparation of the Government’s annual budget and the implementation and monitoring of that budget through monthly analysis of revenue and expenditure. She also oversees the management of 84 functioning departments’ revenue, expenditure and other operations; and ensures the effective utilization of resources as it relates to investment opportunities, repositioning of funds to meet priorities, and program performance. She is one of the principal advisors to Government on all policy and financial related matters. Ms. Williams has also worked as Accountant with Torrin’s Surveys and Intern with the TCI Financial Control Unit Office.
Her major accomplishments include undertaking a successful operations review of the Government which led to the cancellation, review and re-tendering of services resulting in cost savings in a one year period of over $80 million in 2008-09. She played an active role as a Member of the TCI Tourist Board and through critical review and renegotiations, was able to rid the body of $8 million in debt. She served as a member of the Ten Year Development Plan Working Group and the National Health Insurance Plan Working Group.
Ms. Williams holds Masters and Bachelors degrees in Accounting and an Associate degree in Law, English and Accounting.
Judith Campbell has been assigned to the expanded Ministry of Health and Education.
She brings to this position 20 years of public service management, with particular emphasis on the following competencies; communication, problem solving, leadership and vision, resource management, service delivery and team building.
She is qualified in Environment Impact Assessments and boasts 10 years experience in reviewing and assessing EIAs for tourism development projects, including the EIA for Carnival Cruise ship port on Grand Turk and about 50 percent of the hotels on Providenciales. Her experience also includes development and management of terrestrial and marine parks which involved preparation of management plans, cost recovery and revenue and managing stakeholder relationships.
Ms. Campbell is currently the PS in the Ministry of Health and Human Services where she is responsible for the management of the TCI health care system, financial and performance management, project development and business cases, and providing high quality advice to the CEO and the Advisory Council.
She also served, between 2006-2009 as PS in the Ministry of Natural Resources, where she provided oversight for the TCI environment, lands and fisheries. She also served as Director in the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources, providing strategic direction to staff, and managing fisheries, national parks and environment in general. Prior to that Ms. Campbell worked as the DECR’s Chief Scientific Officer responsible for design and implementation of resource monitoring plans and appraisal of development projects and EIAs. Ms. Campbell also worked as Director of National Parks and Biology Teacher at the Clement Howell High School.
Ms. Campbell has Masters degrees in Environmental Law and Policy and Marine Resource and Environmental Management, and a Bachelors degree in Biology.
Clara Gardiner has been re-assigned to Ministry of Border Control and Labour.
Ms. Gardiner first took up the position as Permanent Secretary in this Ministry in August 2009. This after a six year stint as PS in the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture.
Ms. Gardiner had earlier served for one year, from 2002, as the Under Secretary in the Education Ministry.
She worked with the Department of Education from 1999, first as Education Officer and then from early 2002 as acting Deputy Director. Ms. Gardiner has also worked as a Graduate Teacher and Head of Department at the HJR High School.
Ms. Gardiner brings a long list of major achievements to her post. These include joint coordination for construction of the National Stadium for hosting the 2007 CARIFTA Games.
She also worked on development of the Scholarship Policy and Scholarship Database System, and the production of Strategic and Development Plans in the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture.
In her current Ministry, Ms. Gardiner has led its almost completed Business Plan and change programme, the coordination of the Radar Station Project Working Group (targeted for a summer 2012 completion), coordination of the Irregular Migrant Contingency Plan Working Group, clearing of the Permanent Residence Certificate (PRC) backlog and the public consultation on Pathway to Citizenship.
Ms. Gardiner has served on or is serving on the Higher Education Advisory Board, the Culture and Arts Commission, TCI Community College Board of Governors, CXC Administrative and Finance Committee, National Trust and Immigration Board.
She holds a Master of Science Degree in Training and Human Resource Management, a Bachelor of Science Degree, a Certificate in Public Administration and an international Baccalaureate Diploma.
Photo: New permanent secretaries met with government CEO Patrick Boyle on Grand Turk on Jan. 18. They are (from left) Clara Gardiner, Judith Campbell, Boyle, Wesley Clerveaux, Anya Swann Williams and Susan Malcolm.
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