Tasmania Minister for Corrections Vanessa Goodwin
Director Of Prisons Designate Appointed
Victor P Taffa
Minister for Corrections Vanessa Goodwin announced that Ian Thomas has been appointed as the Director of Prisons Designate.
Mr. Thomas has an extensive corrections career spanning over 30 years, most recently as the General Manager of Port Phillip Prison in Victoria from 2012-16.
Mr. Thomas will support the current Director of Prisons Brian Edwards to prepare for an effective management transition prior to Director Edwards’ retirement in 2018.
“I congratulate Mr. Thomas on his appointment and have no doubt that his proven track record of prisoner re-integration will uphold the impressive standard established by Director Edwards.”
“Mr. Thomas was selected after an exhaustive review of national and international candidates, and will commence the role from January 2017.” Ms. Goodwin said.