Okalik names new principal secretary


Premier Paul Okalik named Patricia Angnakak of Iqaluit as his new principal secretary this past Monday.

Angnakak served as CEO of the Kakivak Association from 1992 to 1999, and more recently, as NTI’s director of social and cultural development. She was also Nunavut’s first deputy commissioner.

A political secretary serves as chief of staff and political advisor to the premier. She will be one of several staff who work closely with Okalik on a regular basis.

Angnakak fills the void left by Peter Ma, who was shuffled from his former post as principal secretary on July 1 to a new job as deputy minister of finance.

That move was part of larger shake-up that the government says is supposed to help Inuit senior managers gain experience and skills.

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