Executive CouncilPremier Announces Appointment of New Clerk of the Executive Council
August 6, 2013
The Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today
announced the appointment of Julia Mullaley as the new Clerk of the
Executive Council and Secretary to Cabinet. Ms. Mullaley will replace Robert
Thompson, who will retire on August 16 after a 31-year career in the
provincial public service.
“Julia Mullaley is an exceptional individual who has shown tremendous
leadership and made many contributions during her tenure with the Provincial
Government,” said Premier Dunderdale. “I congratulate Ms. Mullaley on her
appointment and know she will bring a wealth of knowledge and dedication to
her new role. I look forward to working with her in this capacity.”
See the Backgrounder below for biographical information.
Premier Dunderdale also thanked Mr. Thompson for his many years of service
with the Provincial Government.
“Robert Thompson’s leadership, dedication and stellar work ethic have served
the people of the province very well,” said Premier Dunderdale. “I offer him
my appreciation and congratulations as this chapter of his career closes and
wish him nothing but the best.”
Ms. Mullaley began her career with the Provincial Government in 1993 with
the Office of the Auditor General. Most recently, she served as Deputy
Minister, Department of Advanced Education and Skills. Prior to this
appointment, Ms. Mullaley served in various capacities within the public
service – Deputy Minister of Municipal Affairs, Deputy Clerk of the
Executive Council and Associate Secretary to Cabinet; Assistant Deputy
Minister (Business Investment) with the Department of Business; Assistant
Deputy Minister (Royalties and Benefits), Department of Natural Resources;
Executive Director of Planning and Co-ordination with Executive Council; and
Director of Budgeting with Treasury Board Secretariat. Ms. Mullaley is also
a recipient of the 2009 Public Service Award of Excellence.
Ms. Mullaley graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (co-operative) from
Memorial University in 1989. She worked with Doane Raymond, where she
obtained a Chartered Accountant professional designation in 1991. Ms.
Mullaley has served on a number of government committees and volunteered
with several organizations including the Institute of Chartered Accountants
of Newfoundland, Girl Guides of Canada, Admiralty House Museum and Archives
Inc., and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador. She
resides in Mount Pearl with her husband Cyril and their four children.
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