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Premier Akeeagok announces senior management changes

13 January 2023

News Release
Premier Akeeagok announces senior management changes

Iqaluit, Nunavut (January 13, 2023) – Premier P.J. Akeeagok today announced changes to the Government of Nunavut (GN)’s senior management team.

Megan Hunt joins the GN as Deputy Minister for the Department of Health. Ms. Hunt comes to Nunavut from British Columbia (B.C.) where she worked as executive director for the First Nations Health Authority. She has extensive experience in strategic health administration, with a focus on Indigenous and Northern communities. Her previous roles have prioritized land-based healing, crisis response, culturally-safe service delivery, and eHealth.

In the Department of Human Resources, Les Hickey will continue his term as Deputy Minister until the end of August. Mr. Hickey has been an asset to the GN for many years, and is thanked for his support to this crucial department.

At Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs, Assistant Deputy Minister Anna Fowler is appointed as Associate Deputy Minister and Deputy Secretary to Cabinet. This change will increase capacity in the department at the executive level.

“This second year of implementing our Katujjiluta mandate is crucial to see results for Nunavummiut. I have great confidence in the leadership of our public service and know these changes will strengthen the work of government,” Premier Akeeagok said.    

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Media Contact:

Beth Brown
Press Secretary
Office of Premier Akeeagok
867-975-5059
bbrown6@gov.nu.ca