Sandra McKenzie, deputy minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, has informed Premier Stephen McNeil of her intention to retire later this year after more than 30 years in the civil service.
Ms. McKenzie began her civil service career as an administrative assistant. She eventually became a cabinet advisor, and has served as deputy minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism, and Labour and Advanced Education.
“Sandra McKenzie’s passion for Nova Scotia is unmatched,” said Premier McNeil. “She cares deeply about our young people, about helping Nova Scotia businesses and communities thrive, and she demonstrates the best of our civil service, upon which she has left such a positive mark. I thank Sandra for her commitment to improving the lives of Nova Scotians.”
The process to seek Ms. McKenzie’s replacement will begin immediately.