Mrs. Simone Thorne-Mora Quinones
Mrs. Simone Thorne-Mora Quinones, assumed duty as Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development on January 15, 2016. Prior to this appointment, she served as Deputy Permanent Secretary (Defence and Protective) at the Ministry of National Security from October 2015 to January 14, 2016 and Deputy Permanent Secretary (Infrastructure) at the Ministry of Education from April 2014 – October 2015.
Throughout her professional career, Ms. Thorne-Mora has held the positions of Director, Research and Project Management Unit, Senior Research Officer, Senior Project Analyst, Summit Support Specialist, Research Officer I, Geography Teacher and Clerk I at various Ministries namely, Consumer Affairs, Legal Affairs, Finance and Planning and Development. These appointments have allowed her to gain a considerable amount of institutional knowledge and experience over the years in research, planning and project management.
Ms. Thorne-Mora Quinones is a graduate of the Henley Management College/Brunel University, the University of the West Indies and the George Washington University, where she would have received extensive training in Management, Public Administration, Event Management, Project Management and Spanish.
Having previously been assigned to the Housing Ministry during the period 2003 – 2007 as an Operational Research Officer III and then as Director, Economic Research and Planning Unit, she was delighted to return and serve in this new capacity. The Ministry’s staff believe that her training, knowledge and experience will certainly be beneficial in managing this Ministry which is key to Government’s plan to revitalize the economy.