Government announces new directors for two departments
Two veteran civil servants have been promoted to the position of director in different ministries.
Kimberly Charryse Bean has been named the new director of the Department of Youth, Sport and Recreation, while Nea Talbot has been appointed the new director of the Department of Communications.
A government spokeswoman said: “As the director of youth, sport and recreation, Ms Bean will work under the general policy direction of the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Sport.
“Working under the general policy direction of the Permanent Secretary for the Cabinet Office, Ms Talbot will be responsible for the management and administration of the Department of Communications.
“She will also work to ensure that the department continues to support, highlight and promote Government’s key policies, programmes and initiatives to the public.”
Ms Bean’s appointment is effective from November 14, while Ms Talbot’s is effective from November 1.
The spokeswoman said Ms Bean has served as a senior officer in the Department of Youth, Sport and Recreation and served as acting director on multiple occasions.
Ms Bean is a participant in the Government’s Leadership Development Programme.
Before joining the Department of Youth, Sport and Recreation, Ms Bean was an educator at the primary school level with the Department of Education.
Ms Talbot has risen through the ranks of the Department of Communications, serving as a communications officer, a senior communications officer and as the assistant director since 2017.
She has served as the acting director since 2021.