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Senior personnel changes in Turks and Caicos Islands' Governor’s Office
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Patrick Boyle has been appointed the Director of Reform and Strategy in the Governor’s Office with effect from 1 July 2013.
Former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Government Chief Executive, Boyle takes over the role from Philip Rushbrook who is returning to his home department in the UK Cabinet Office at the end of his secondment to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in the TCI in June.
In addition to playing a central, senior role in managing the affairs of the Governor’s Office as the Deputy Head of Mission, Boyle will also be in charge of the FCO’s substantial technical assistance programme in the TCI. He has been developing this programme of support for the continuing public sector reforms in TCIG with the head of the TCI public service, Deputy Governor, the Hon Anya Williams, since standing down as TCIG Chief Executive of the Interim Administration.
The technical assistance programme invests in the people and government of the UK’s overseas territories to develop local skills and competencies, recognising that there is not the same opportunity for personal or professional development in countries with small populations as there are in larger jurisdictions.
“I am very pleased that we are able to provide such a senior level of continuity in the Governor’s Office,” said TCI Governor Ric Todd. “At this time of handover, I must reflect upon the crucial role that Philip Rushbrook has played here in the TCI over the past two years.”
“That the country would see a return to democratically elected government in 2012 was by no means certain when Philip first arrived here in the summer of 2011. During this time he worked tirelessly with our team, colleagues in TCIG and elsewhere, to progress a hugely challenging body of work to ensure there was sufficient progress made against the eight milestones in order that UK Ministers were persuaded that fresh elections could take place.
“I am sure that I speak on behalf of all of his many friends, colleagues and acquaintances here in the TCI when I simply say thank you to Philip, a dedicated and professional public servant, for all of his hard work and support to me personally and to pay tribute to his significant contribution on TCI over the past two years. I would also like to take this opportunity to wish him all of the very best on his return to his ministry in Whitehall.”