Welcome to Natasha Griggs, our new Administrator

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Number: A46/2017

Date: 05 September 2017

Relevant: Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Topic: Welcome to Natasha Griggs, our new Administrator

Today I received confirmation from Minister Nash's office of the appointment of Mrs. Natasha Griggs as my successor to the position of Administrator of the Indian Ocean Territories.

This is most welcome news. I thank Minister Nash for her wise decision, on behalf of both the Cocos and Christmas communities.

I congratulate Natasha on her appointment and commend her to the people of our communities.

I have worked with Natasha since 2010 when she was elected to the seat of Solomon (NT) in the Federal Parliament and know that she brings to this position a wealth of knowledge, appropriate experience and an enviable work ethic.

Natasha exhibits a rare character, displaying a combination of tolerance and authority with a dash of humility.

I wish Natasha every success in her new role and sincerely hope that working for the community during the next three years brings a great deal of mutual satisfaction.

Barry Haase
Indian Ocean Territories

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