GN announces changes in territory’s senior management
Three government departments are affected by changes
The Government of Nunavut announced three senior management changes Friday.
Megan Hunt is the new deputy minister for the GN’s Department of Health. She was previously executive director for the First Nations Health Authority in B.C., said GN spokesperson Beth Brown in a news release.
“She has extensive experience in strategic health administration, with a focus on Indigenous and northern communities,” Brown said.
Hunt’s previous roles have prioritized land-based healing, crisis response, culturally safe service delivery, and eHealth.
The release also indicated Anna Fowler has been appointed associate deputy minister and deputy secretary to cabinet at Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs. She previously served as assistant deputy minister in the department.
Also, Les Hickey will continue his term as deputy minister in the Department of Human Resources until the end of August.
“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 P.J. Akeeagok said.
The Katujjiluta mandate involves “a commitment to work in unity to manifest the courageous dream,” Commissioner Eva Aariak said in announcing the mandate in her throne speech in March 2022.