New deputy ministers for N.W.T.’s Education, Municipal Affairs departments

Gary Brennan, left, and James Fulford have been named as the new deputy ministers for two N.W.T. departments. (GNWT)

Two N.W.T. departments will have new top managers as of April 1.

In a news release Thursday, Premier R.J. Simpson announced James Fulford and Gary Brennan as the new deputy ministers for, respectively, the departments of Education, Culture and Employment, and Municipal and Community Affairs.

Fulford has been an associate deputy minister for Housing and has spent 23 years in senior management roles with the territorial government.

Brennan was formerly assistant deputy minister of regional operations for Infrastructure, and has worked in senior management since 2007.

Brennan replaces Laura Gareau, who is retiring in April.

Deputy ministers are the administrative heads of their departments, reporting directly to ministers.

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