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Northern Territory Minister for Public Employment Gerry McCarthy

New Commissioner for Public Employment Appointed

Victor P Taffa

Minister for Public Employment Gerry McCarthy has announced the appointment of Vicki Telfer as new Commissioner for Public Employment.

“Ms. Telfer will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role of Commissioner of Public Employment.” Minister for Public Employment Gerry McCarthy said.

“Ms. Telfer has an extensive background in directing and leading strategic industrial and employee relations matters and is committed to delivering workforce strategies and initiatives towards improving public sector performance.”

Ms. Vicki Telfer has more than 20 years public sector experience, most recently as the Deputy Secretary People Strategy in the New South Wales Treasury Department.

Ms. Telfer has a Master of Administrative Law and Policy, a Master of Public Affairs, a Bachelor of Science and Graduate Diploma in Education.

“I welcome our new Commissioner of Public Employment with confidence she will continue to effectively manage and develop the Northern Territory’s public service, building a strong, equitable and efficient workforce.” Minister McCarthy said.

Appointed following a national recruitment process, Ms. Telfer will formally commence in the role on 2 September. Ms. Telfer replaces former Commissioner, Craig Allen, who served the Northern Territory Public Sector with distinction.


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