Executive Council
October 13, 2017

Premier Ball Announces Senior Public Service Appointment

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced the appointment of Denise Hanrahan as Deputy Minister of the Department of Finance.

Ms. Hanrahan has previously held assistant deputy minister roles in the Department of Finance and the Department of Transportation and Works, as well as several director level positions within the public service, and is a recipient of the Public Service Award of Excellence. The appointment is effective November 1, 2017, at which time Ms. Hanrahan will replace Donna Brewer, who is retiring from the public service.

Biographical information for Ms. Hanrahan can be found in the backgrounder below.

"I welcome Ms. Hanrahan to this vital leadership role, and look forward to her continued support as we carry out our government’s plan to restore fiscal balance while maintaining quality programs and services for the people of our province. I also thank Ms. Brewer for her many years of dedicated public service, and I wish her all the best in retirement.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

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Biographical Information

Denise Hanrahan
Denise Hanrahan has held the position of Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Planning and Benefits Administration, with the Department of Finance since 2013. Ms. Hanrahan has served as Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Corporate Services, with the Department of Transportation and Works, in addition to several director level positions within the public service. In 2006, she was awarded a Public Service Award of Excellence. Before joining the public service in 2002, Ms. Hanrahan held numerous senior leadership positions within the retail, wholesale, and not-for-profit sectors.

Ms. Hanrahan holds Bachelor of Commerce (co-op) and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Memorial University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. She has completed a Masters Certificate in Project Management through York University’s Schulich School of Business, the Directors Education Program through the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and recently obtained her director designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

2017 10 13                              3:35 p.m.