24 Feb 2018

Marc Telemaque New Secretary To The Cabinet

In accordance with the Constitution and on the recommendation of Premier and Minister of Finance, the Hon. David Burt, JP, MP, the Governor Mr. John Rankin, performed a brief ceremony during which Mr. Marc Telemaque was sworn in as the Secretary to the Cabinet.

Making the announcement Premier Burt stated, “I am pleased Mr. Telemaque has accepted the position of Secretary to the Cabinet.  He brings to the post an extensive knowledge of the Public Service and has served in this role previously. Immediately prior to accepting the position, he was the Secretary for National Security, a role he will continue in until the completion of the Budget process. As Cabinet Secretary he will provide guidance to the Cabinet and execute policy decisions. On behalf of my Cabinet colleagues, I congratulate Mr. Telemaque and look forward to working with him.

"I take this opportunity to also thank Dr. Derrick Binns, for his hard work, dedication and the sound advice he has provided over the last seven months in his role as Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service. I look forward to working with him as he assumes the recently revised role of Head of the Public Service to advance the important goals of public service reform."

Bio for Maj. Marc Telemaque:

Maj. Marc Telemaque joined the Public Service as Aide-de-Camp to HE the Governor in 2000 and became Permanent Secretary of Transport in 2002. In a sixteen-year career as a member of the Civil Service Executive, he has served as Permanent Secretary with the Ministries of Tourism & Transport, Public Safety & Housing and Health. From 2006-2010 he was Secretary to the Cabinet and since November 2010 has been Secretary for National Security. Maj. Telemaque was awarded the LVO (Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order) in 2009 by HM the Queen in recognition of his service in the organization of the visit to Bermuda of Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh for Bermuda’s 400th Anniversary celebrations.  Marc Telemaque is an alumnus of Paget Primary, The Berkeley Institute and has the LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Buckingham.

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