Deputy Permanent Secretary
Ms Cherry-Ann Millard was recently assigned to the post of Deputy Permanent Secretary (Ag) at the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.
Ms. Millard’s education and professional development qualifications are at the BA, MSc. and Diploma levels.
Her career spans more than 30 years, at the mid to senior levels of management in national and international organizations. She joined the Public Sector in 1979 as a Clerk I at the Ministry of Agriculture and has worked in registry, accounts and the personnel departments at the Ministries of Health and Public Utilities moving through the ranks to Clerk III. From 1991 – 1998 she pioneered the establishment of Trinidad and Tobago’s first National Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Programme’s (NADAPP) Information Centre.
In 1999, she spent a year at the International Labour Organization (ILO). She joined the Foreign Service in 1996; and, from 2005 – 2012 held various positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at its overseas missions as — Consul/Deputy Consul General at the Consulate General, in New York; and Counsellor/Charge d’ Affaires, New York, as the Permanent Representation of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations; and prior to her assignment to this Ministry she served as Director, Multilateral Relations, from 2016 to October, 2019. She also worked in Tobago as the Director, Communications and Protocol, Ministry of Tobago Development.
Ms. Millard brings a wealth of experience to her current posting having been involved in a multitude of disciplines over the span of her career, such as Financial Planning, International Relations and Diplomacy, Human Resources, ICT, Project Management, Media, Communications and Research.
With a keen interest in economic issues, gender awareness sensitivity and equality, Ms. Millard believes in the provision of knowledge-based, comprehensive and integrated information technology and communication programmes and resources within the workplace to facilitate growth and economic development. This will create opportunities to help organizations make better informed and responsible choices in the face of 21st Century challenges, thereby developing and actualizing one’s fullest potential and that of the wider society. Ms. Cherry-Ann Millard’s philosophy is that “everything one does is incremental, so pay attention to details and the small stuff.”