Nunavut premier announces senior management changes
Education department and Qulliq Energy Corp. both see new top bosses
Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq announced Friday changes to top management at the Department of Education and Qulliq Energy Corp.
Rebecca Hainnu will become the deputy minister of education as of Sept. 17. She’s been the associate deputy minister for the past year, in preparation for the role, a government news release states.
Hainnu previously served as a teacher, vice-principal and principal at Quluaq School in Clyde River.
She will replace Kathy Okpik, who is retiring in November. As well as serving as the deputy minister of education, Okpik also at various points held the top jobs in the departments of human resources and executive and intergovernmental affairs.
The premier also announced Rick Hunt had become president of the QEC, effective last month. Hunt has worked with QEC for 17 years in a variety of roles, including director of health, safety, environment and facilities, as well as acting roles as director of operations, director of engineering, vice president and CEO.
“I am excited for Ms. Hainnu and Mr. Hunt to take on their new roles, and look forward to the positive contributions they will bring to their organizations,” Savikataaq said in the news release.
“They are both proven leaders and their experiences and abilities will be great assets to our government.”