The Chiefly Jon Stanhope has announced new CEO’s for key departments in the ACT Government.
Mr Gary Byles takes over as Chief Executive of the Department of Territory and Municipal Services, and Dr Jim Watterston is the new Chief Executive of the Department of Education and Training.
- Mr Byles has had a long and distinguished career in the Federal and New South Wales governments. He has held senior positions in the Department of Defence oversighting Army training and development, including policy formulations and implementation of strategic initiatives, and he managed and trained the operational development of Australian Defence Force personnel in support of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Dr Watterston joins DET from his role as Regional Director of the Eastern Region of the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. He also served with distinction in the Western Australian Department of Education and Training as district director, high school principal, superintendent and principal of the state’s largest primary school.