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Premier Designate Notley retains the current head of the Alberta public service

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Premier Designate Notley retains the current head of the Alberta public service

Alberta Premier Designate Rachel Notley today confirmed she will retain Richard Dicerni, the current head of the Alberta public service, in his present role.

Mr. Dicerni will continue to serve as Deputy Minister for Executive Council in the new Alberta government.

“After a period of political uncertainty and frequent changes of priorities and leadership, Alberta is returning to stable majority government. I have been very impressed by the professionalism of the Alberta public service, and by their dedication and commitment to making this change of government work smoothly. Richard Dicerni has a distinguished record of public service under Liberal, Conservative and New Democratic governments. He will provide our province’s public service with the non-partisan, professional leadership our province needs.”

Rachel Notley, Premier Designate

Premier Designate Notley also announced two political staff appointments.

Brian Topp will serve as Chief of staff in the Premier’s Office. Mr. Topp served as deputy chief of staff to Saskatchewan Premier Roy Romanow, and has served in many roles in the New Democratic Party across Canada at the provincial and federal levels.

Adrienne King will serve as Deputy Chief of Staff in the Premier’s Office. Ms. King served as chief of staff in the Alberta NDP caucus prior to this appointment.

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