Senior Appointment Announced
The Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced the appointment of Paul Noble as (Acting) Deputy Minister, Department of Justice, effective today. Mr. Noble replaces Don Burrage, who has been appointed Judge of the Trial Division of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador by the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.
“Mr. Noble is a well-respected senior executive within the provincial public service,” said Premier Dunderdale. “His extensive knowledge and experience in the justice field will serve him well in his new role.”
Mr. Noble has held various senior positions within the Department of Justice since 1992, including Assistant Deputy Minister (Public Safety and Enforcement). Most recently, he served as Assistant Secretary to Cabinet (Social Policy) with the Executive Council.
“Mr. Burrage has provided many years of valuable service to the people of the province in his roles in the provincial public service,” said Premier Dunderdale. “I extend my congratulations and best wishes on his new appointment.”
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Mr. Noble began his career with the provincial public service in 1992 as solicitor with the Department of Justice, a position he held for six years. He then served as legal counsel for the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary for 10 years. In 2008, Mr. Noble became Senior Policy Advisor on police services and standards for the Department of Justice and in May of that year was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister (Public Safety and Enforcement). In June 2012, he was named Assistant Secretary to Cabinet (Social Policy) with the Executive Council.
Prior to working with the Provincial Government, Mr. Noble was a lawyer with McInnes Cooper and Robertson; a supernumerary Customs Inspector with the Department of National Revenue; and, a teacher at Prince of Wales Collegiate in St. John’s.
Mr. Noble received Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees from Memorial University in 1983. He received a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of New Brunswick in 1989.
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