|Allan Bell, ManxMum and Mary Williams in Washington D.C.|
IOMToday reports that Chief Secretary Mary Williams, is to retire at the end of this year. Mrs Williams has been in the post since November 2002, having previously served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Home Affairs and Chief Internal Auditor.
By the time she retires on December 31, 2010 Mrs Williams will have more than 40 years' service with the government. Advertising for a successor is expected to begin in the next few weeks.
In an answer to a House of Keys question in February last year, it was confirmed the Chief Secretary had a salary of £132,458, topped only by the chief executives of the Financial Supervision Commission and the Insurance and Pensions Agency, who are not civil servants.