Yesterday, the Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Mr Greg Johannes, resigned.
Mr Johannes’ final day in the position will be Monday, 27 November.
On behalf of the Government, I would like to thank Mr Johannes for his hard work, dedicated service and many positive achievements while in the role.
Mr Johannes provided crucial support for the historic visit of the Chinese President in 2014, and has led a number of important reforms within the state service, most notably in developing and implementing our nation leading approach to reducing family violence.
Mr Johannes is a proud graduate of the University of Tasmania and began working in the Tasmanian public service in 2002.
Since then he has worked in a number of areas, including the Office of Antarctic Affairs, the former Department of Economic Development, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
While Mr Johannes’ departure is disappointing, I’m pleased to announce that Ms Jenny Gale, currently the Secretary of the Department of Education, will be the acting Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
This is the first time in well over a decade that a woman has led the public service, and I look forward to working with Ms Gale.
Will Hodgman, Premier