Chief Secretary Bows Out

The island’s top civil servant, Will Greenhow, has retired from the gov.

Mr Greenhow, who was appointed in 2010, is taking retirement before his 60th birthday.

Commenting on his immediate retirement, Mr Greenhow said he believe it is ‘the right time for me to bring forward my retirement to allow the Chief Minister and his team to put in place new leadership to achieve the very best for the island’.

The departure comes ahead of the Chief Minister’s statement to Tynwald tomorrow.

Chief Minister Alf Cannan added: ‘The Council of Ministers and I would like to thank Mr Greenhow for his service to successive governments since choosing the island as his home in 1999. His commitment to the island and its people as Head of the Civil Service has been exemplary. As Chief Secretary, he has had to deal with some challenging times, most recently of course through the pandemic. He has made a significant contribution in public service. I wish him all the very best in his future endeavours.’

The Chief Minister has asked Caldric Randall to assume the role of Chief Secretary on an interim basis. It is understood that a review into the role is being carried out before the search for a full-time successor begins.