A former permanent secretary with more than three decades of experience in the public service has been appointed to replace Elton Georges as the territory’s complaints commissioner as of July 1.

Before retiring from the public service in 2010, Sheila Brathwaite served as the permanent secretary in the ministries of Education and Culture; Natural Resources and Labour; and Health and Social Development.

She has also represented the government at workshops and conferences throughout the Caribbean and the Americas, as well as in London, Geneva, Gibraltar and Kenya.

Mr. Brathwaite was educated the University of the West Indies and the University of the Virgin Islands, and she holds an executive diploma in strategic management from the Chartered Management Institute in the United Kingdom.

Governor John Duncan approved the appointment in consultation with Premier Dr. Orlando Smith and Opposition Leader Ralph O’Neal, according to government.

Mr. Georges, a former deputy governor, was the territory’s first complaints commissioner. He has served in the position since 2009.