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Premier Savikataaq announces senior management changes

19 July 2021

News Release

For Immediate Release

Premier Savikataaq announces senior management changes

Iqaluit, Nunavut (July 19, 2021) – Premier Joe Savikataaq today announced changes to the Government of Nunavut (GN)’s senior management team.

Effective September 1, Jeff Chown moves from Deputy Minister of Finance to Deputy Minister of Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs (EIA), and Dan Carlson transitions from Assistant Deputy Minister to Deputy Minister of Finance. William MacKay, current Deputy Minister of EIA, is leaving Nunavut’s public service to join the Government of Northwest Territories’ senior management team.

“Mr. MacKay’s 17 years of exemplary service and dedication to our territory have benefited our government greatly. He will be missed and I cannot thank him enough for his work in his various, critical roles,” said Premier Savikataaq. “Mr. Chown and Mr. Carlson are both long-term employees with incredible knowledge and leadership abilities. Their current roles are very closely aligned with their new positions, and I have every confidence they will excel as we approach a territorial election, and as the GN transitions into its next mandate.”

Mr. Chown also becomes Secretary to Cabinet, and Mr. Carlson will assume the role of Secretary to the Financial Management Board. These changes will remain in effect until the end of the Turaaqtavut mandate.


Media Contact:

Cate Macleod
Press Secretary to Premier Savikataaq