Permanent Secretary Appointments Announced

September 10, 2018 | 9 Comments

The Head of the Public Service Dr. Derrick Binns announced the following Permanent Secretary appointments: Collingwood Anderson, Christopher Farrow, Aideen Ratteray Pryse and Randy Rochester.

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Collingwood Anderson Bermuda Sept 10 2018 thumb“Mr. Collingwood Anderson has been appointed as the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of National Security.

“Mr. Anderson is a former Assistant Director in the Insurance Supervision Department with the Bermuda Monetary Authority,” a government spokesperson said.

“Previously, Collin was Director of the Health Insurance Department in the Ministry of Health at Bermuda Government, with oversight responsibility for the Government’s health insurance plans [such as FutureCare and HIP]. Prior to this, he was Assistant Director for Health Insurance in the Department of Social Insurance at the Ministry of Finance.

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Christopher Farrow Bermuda Sept 2018 thumb“Mr. Christopher Farrow has been appointed as the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Economic Development and Tourism. Mr. Farrow was the Chief Surveyor within the Ministry of Public Works.

“Mr. Farrow returned to Bermuda in 1991 and joined the Land Valuation Department. By 1995 he had been promoted to Director, and in 2013 he was promoted to the Ministry of Public Works as Chief Surveyor. Mr. Farrow returned to Bermuda in 1991 and joined the Land Valuation Department. By 1995 he had been promoted to Director, and in 2013 he was promoted to the Ministry of Public Works as Chief Surveyor.

“During that time he’s had opportunities in other Government Departments, including serving as the Acting Director of Planning, the Acting Director of the Information Technology Office and a number of Acting Permanent Secretary posts.

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Aideen Ratteray Pryse Bermuda Sept 2018 thumb“Ms. Aideen Ratteray Pryse, who served as the Acting Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Transport and Regulatory Affairs was confirmed in that post earlier this year.

“Trained as an urban planner, Ms. Ratteray Prsye obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Geography at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec and a Master’s in Planning at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario.

“She worked, initially, at the Bermuda Department of Planning and was the Assistant Director [Administration & Control] when she left in 1999 to join the third sector. In 2013, she re-joined the public service as Director of Planning.

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Randy Rochester Bermuda Sept 10 2018 thumb“Meanwhile, Mr. Randy Rochester who recently served as the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Economic Development and Tourism, will serve as the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Public Works.

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“All new assignments take effect today Monday, 10th September.”

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  1. Wow says:

    Congrats to them all. Experienced and professional, I know they will serve Bermuda well. I wish them the best.

  2. BermieBorn says:

    Do these promotions come with annual performance evaluations?

  3. Beverley J Connell says:

    beat me to it…….

  4. Dready says:

    No, but huge salaries and unbelievable pensions and healthcare for life!

  5. frank says:

    how much do they make?
    and why does every government department have to have one?
    why do they have to have a government car?

  6. Carpe Diem says:

    Assuming that Aideen Ratteray Pryse is still at Transport?

  7. Carpe Diem says:

    I know Collin Anderson and Aideen personally and professionally. Both are excellent professionals.

  8. MOG says:

    Everyone in Government has an Annual Appraisal. and they have GP Cars because it has been that way since UBP. But not all Government Officials use their GP Cars. And Yes P. S. Ratteray Pryse is still at TCD. And to Dready you don’t have a Clue what you are talking about.

    • Really says:

      Oh yes he does! Check out the PS packages and you will see their compensation is extremely high!!!

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