Change in senior management team announced
Craig Dalton of Summerside has been appointed deputy minister of Family and Human Services.
Dalton joins the province from New Brunswick, where he was Deputy Minister, Social Development, and CEO of the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation for the Government of New Brunswick. Previously, he served as Deputy Minister of Public Safety with the Government of New Brunswick.
Prior to government, he had 26 years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces, culminating in a posting as Commander at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown. He completed his BA at the Royal Military College and possesses graduate degrees from universities in the United States and Australia.
“Islanders rely on a professional and dedicated public service to advance their priorities and move our province forward,” Premier Wade MacLauchlan said. “With Mr. Dalton’s direct experience in the same portfolio in another jurisdiction and his knowledge of the key issues facing Islanders, he will be an asset to the Department of Family and Human Services and all of government as we work to provide benefits to Islanders.”
Dalton replaces Teresa Hennebery, who has announced her retirement following 30 years of federal and provincial government service.
Hennebery was appointed Deputy Minister, Family and Human Services on June 15, 2015. She has held seniority at a deputy minister level since 2007 when she was first appointed Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Operations. She also served as Deputy Minister, Intergovernmental and Public Affairs. Ms. Hennebery will retire from her position effective May 26, 2017.
“I want to thank Teresa for her contributions to Prince Edward Island and wish her well in retirement,” Premier MacLauchlan said. “Through her experience, expertise, and commitment to the betterment of social supports, Islanders have benefitted greatly from Teresa’s leadership.”