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Justice ministry appoints chief technical director

Published:Friday | February 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM
Cheryl Davis Ivey its new chief technical director, Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice has appointed Cheryl Davis Ivey its new chief technical director, effective February 15.

In a release yesterday, the ministry said it was moving to become a modernised and policy-focused entity.

"As chief technical director, Mrs Ivey is the head of the ministry's policy and modernisation division," the ministry said. "She leads the Ministry of Justice in all policy and modernisation matters affecting the justice sector and acts as deputy to the permanent secretary."

The ministry said Ivey has strong management and technical experience in the public sector with a proven track record in the fields of health, education and the social sector.

Former posts

She was director for executive services in the Office of the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education before she joined the justice ministry. In her role, she managed the ministry's Cabinet and legislative programmes and co-led the preparation of the ministry's budget estimates, among other duties.

Between 2002 and 2005, Ivey was the director of the Strategic Reform Division in the Ministry of Education where she had responsibility for corporate and operational planning, performance management and communication. During that time, she was acknowledged by the Jamaica Social Policy Evaluation Project for her personal contribution to the Government's policy development process.