Premier Cochrane Announces Appointment of Principal Secretary

Yellowknife — October 28, 2019
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Premier Caroline Cochrane has announced that Ms. Shaleen Woodward has been appointed to the position of Principal Secretary effective October 25, 2019. 

Ms. Woodward is a long-term employee of the Government of the Northwest Territories who was most recently the Deputy Secretary of Indigenous and Intergovernmental Affairs. She has extensive experience in self-government and land claim negotiations, collective bargaining and led the implementation of the historic 2014 devolution of responsibilities around lands and natural resources from the Government of Canada to the Government of the Northwest Territories. 

Premier Cochrane thanks outgoing Principal Secretary Gary Bohnet for his many years of service to the people of the Northwest Territories, both in that role and his work as a Deputy Minister and senior manager in the GNWT.



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