Log In

Reset Password

Education permanent secretary resigns

Education permanent secretary Warren Jones has resigned his senior Government post to go on to greener pastures in the private sector.

Reports of this departure began circulating this morning, soon after Mr Jones sent out e-mails to various individuals informing them he had tendered his resignation to Cabinet Secretary and Civil Service head Donald Scott.

One source said Mr Jones indicated in the e-mail that he wished to inform them of the move before they “heard it on the grapevine” and that he was made an offer by the private sector that he “couldn't refuse”.

Another source said they were not surprised by the sudden resignation.

Meanwhile, Bermuda Public Services Union general secretary Ed Ball Jr, when asked for his reaction, wished Mr Jones the best of luck in his future endeavours.

“I was surprised that in the midst of education reform, with a new commissioner, that he has tendered his resignation and I wish him all the best.”

Mr Scott said in a statement this afternoon: “Mr Warren Jones, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, yesterday gave notice of his intention to resign from his post in Government in order to take up an opportunity offered to him in the private sector.

“Mr Jones will conclude 13 years of service in the Civil Service in December 2013. Mr. Jones made a significant contribution to policy development and programme delivery during his 13 years as a senior executive in Government.

“He served as assistant Cabinet Secretary in charge of the Central Policy Unit and prior to his posting to the Ministry of Education, he was permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health.

“His leadership and experience will be missed. He will be remembered for his focus on accountability and performance. On behalf of his colleagues and the wider public service, I wish him well.”

Warren Jones has resigned his post as permanent secretary at the Ministry of Education. Photo by Glenn Tucker.

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published October 29, 2013 at 4:45 pm (Updated October 29, 2013 at 5:50 pm)

Education permanent secretary resigns

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon