Government of Manitoba Departmental Changes

September 14, 2020 | Category: Government Updates

On September 9, 2020, the Government of Manitoba made several changes to the senior ranks of the Manitoba public service with the appointment of new deputy ministers. Former Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, Tareq Al-Zabet was appointed Special Advisor in the Ministry of Infrastructure for the Lake Manitoba/Lake St. Martin outlet channels project.

Sarah Thiele, former Assistant Deputy Minister in the Department of Families, assumed Deputy Minister of Infrastructure. Find a comprehensive list of all changes here.

Sarah Thiele Biography

Sarah Thiele joins us with over fifteen years of experience in the Manitoba government, much of which was spent in the Department of Finance with Treasury Board Secretariat, where she held the role of Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Management and Analysis. As an executive leader in a central government agency, Sarah provided advice, guidance and coordination in the development of provincial operating and capital budgets for more than a decade. As well, she provided advice and stewardship of major multi-year projects and in-year funding requirements. She also served as secretary to the Fiscal Responsibility Committee of Cabinet.

Sarah supports a “whole of government” approach to delivering services effectively and efficiently across systems and has participated as an executive steering committee member for a number of corporate initiatives including the Procurement Modernization Initiative; the Finance and Administration Consolidation project; and the IT Services Reinvigoration project. She has worked effectively across diverse portfolios, including her most recent role as the Assistant Deputy Minister of Child and Youth Services, and Statutory Director of Child Welfare. Sarah holds a Masters of Arts Degree in Political Science from McGill University and an ARCT in Piano Performance from the Toronto Royal Conservatory.



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