New PSC Chairman

Newly appointed PSC Chairman, Mr. Simil Johnson. Photo | File

The Public Service Commission (PSC) has a new chairman and he is Mr. Simil Johnson.

He replaces outgoing chairman, Mr. Martin Mahe.

Johnson’s appointment was made by Head of State Obed Moses on Monday this week.

According to the Instrument of Appointment Order No. 90 of 2020, President Moses also appointed new members of the Commission.

They are; Marinette Lucy Abbil, Robin Mulonturala, David Seule Timatasaliu, and Job Dalesa.

The Head of State also signed the Instrument of Removal of the outgoing Chairman and the members of the Commission under Mahe’s leadership.

The instrument was gazetted yesterday.

The newly appointed chairman served with the Vanuatu National Statistics Office (VNSO) for more than 20 years.

Johnson was the head of the National Statistics Office as Government Statistician prior to retiring recently, then contesting in the 2020 general elections.

Outgoing chairman, Mahe, had occupied the post for four consecutive years, making him the longest serving person occupying the chairmanship position.

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