Public Service Commissioner, Peter Hughes, has announced his retirement after more than 40 years of public service, with seven spent in the top job.
Mr Hughes, who turned 65 in May, will retire on 29 February next year. His term as Commissioner had been due to end on 3 July 2024.
The Commissioner said leaving at that time gives the Government an opportunity to start its term with fresh leadership at the head of the Public Service.
Mr Hughes advised the Prime Minister and Minister for the Public Service of his intention to resign and the date of his retirement in early July.
“It has been the privilege of my life to serve as Public Service Commissioner,” said Mr Hughes.
“I personally thank every public servant who has chosen public service as their career. I truly believe it is a noble thing to choose to serve your country and your fellow citizens. Every single public servant has my respect and my gratitude.”
Mr Hughes said he remains committed to the role of Public Service Commissioner right up until the end of his term.
“The Public Service has an important role to play through the election period and formation of the Government and I am absolutely committed to leading that effort,” said Mr Hughes.