STATEMENT FROM THE CHAIR OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

The Chairman of the Public Service Commission (Commission), Mr. Vishnu Mohan, announced today that the Public Service Commission (Commission) has, with the agreement of the Hon. Prime Minister, appointed Ms. Dimity Fifer as the Permanent Secretary for Local Government.

Ms. Fifer is an experienced CEO and board member who has worked extensively in social services, volunteering and women’s network development and Local Government. She was a Local Government Commissioner in City of Whitehorse Melbourne, a Commissioner for the Council for Aboriginal reconciliation and CEO of Victorian Council of Social Service.

She led Australian Volunteers International (AVI) for more than 12 years from 2002, and in 2015 established Pacific Women’s Network, which has over 150,000 members of which 36,000 are based in Fiji.