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Paul Ledwell appointed <span>Premier Wade MacLauchlan</span>'s <span>new deputy minister of policy and priorities</span>
Paul Ledwell appointed <span>Premier Wade MacLauchlan</span>'s <span>new deputy minister of policy and priorities</span>

Wade MacLauchlan appoints Paul Ledwell as his senior policy advisor

The top bureaucrats in P.E.I. were shuffled around Friday in a reorganization of senior management by Premier Wade MacLauchlan.

This reorganization has seen a number new appointments, including Paul Ledwell, who will become the premier’s top policy advisor as the new deputy minister of policy and priorities. This new role combines two senior positions, replacing the role of principal secretary and deputy minister of intergovernmental affairs.

Other new faces include John Jamieson, formerly the executive director of the P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture, who will becine deputy minister of agriculture and fisheries.

Susan Willis, principal at Charlottetown Rural High School, will be the new deputy minister of education, early learning and culture.

Kim Horrelt is returning to senior management, appointed the CEO of the P.E.I. Energy Commission. Horrelt served as transportation deputy a few years ago, and most recently worked as a senior official in the president’s office at UPEI.

These changes have also seen the departure of some deputies who served under the former Robert Ghiz administration.

David MacKenzie, who was tourism deputy and Richard Gallant, who was deputy of fisheries, are both no longer deputy ministers.

The remaining positions are made up of existing appointees, most of whom have been moved around to new roles to accommodate the newly realigned government departments.

Sandy MacDonald is the deputy minister of workplace and advanced learning while Neil Stewart is deputy of economic development and tourism and is also the new CEO of Tourism P.E.I.

David Arsenault is the deputy minister of finance, while Teresa Hennebery is the deputy of family and human services.

Michelle Dorsey is taking over as deputy minister of justice and public safety and John MacQuarrie is deputy of transportation, infrastructure and energy.

Micheal Mayne will remain the deputy minister of health and wellness.

Brian Douglas was appointed clerk of executive council, replacing Steve MacLean, who is now the deputy minister of communities, land and environment.

“The make-up of the senior management team reflects the depth of talent within the public service and the expertise of new members of the team who have demonstrated experience and leadership in their respective sectors,” MacLauchlan said.

“I wish those who served in previous positions well in their new endeavours.”

The top bureaucrats in P.E.I. were shuffled around Friday in a reorganization of senior management by Premier Wade MacLauchlan.

This reorganization has seen a number new appointments, including Paul Ledwell, who will become the premier’s top policy advisor as the new deputy minister of policy and priorities. This new role combines two senior positions, replacing the role of principal secretary and deputy minister of intergovernmental affairs.

Other new faces include John Jamieson, formerly the executive director of the P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture, who will becine deputy minister of agriculture and fisheries.

Susan Willis, principal at Charlottetown Rural High School, will be the new deputy minister of education, early learning and culture.

Kim Horrelt is returning to senior management, appointed the CEO of the P.E.I. Energy Commission. Horrelt served as transportation deputy a few years ago, and most recently worked as a senior official in the president’s office at UPEI.

These changes have also seen the departure of some deputies who served under the former Robert Ghiz administration.

David MacKenzie, who was tourism deputy and Richard Gallant, who was deputy of fisheries, are both no longer deputy ministers.

The remaining positions are made up of existing appointees, most of whom have been moved around to new roles to accommodate the newly realigned government departments.

Sandy MacDonald is the deputy minister of workplace and advanced learning while Neil Stewart is deputy of economic development and tourism and is also the new CEO of Tourism P.E.I.

David Arsenault is the deputy minister of finance, while Teresa Hennebery is the deputy of family and human services.

Michelle Dorsey is taking over as deputy minister of justice and public safety and John MacQuarrie is deputy of transportation, infrastructure and energy.

Micheal Mayne will remain the deputy minister of health and wellness.

Brian Douglas was appointed clerk of executive council, replacing Steve MacLean, who is now the deputy minister of communities, land and environment.

“The make-up of the senior management team reflects the depth of talent within the public service and the expertise of new members of the team who have demonstrated experience and leadership in their respective sectors,” MacLauchlan said.

“I wish those who served in previous positions well in their new endeavours.”

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