Premier Rodney MacDonald today, Nov. 27, announced changes to some deputy minister assignments. Greg Keefe, deputy minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations will move to become deputy minister of Treasury and Policy Board, and add chief information officer to his responsibilities. Kevin Malloy, assistant deputy minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations will be appointed to deputy minister of the department. “My congratulations to Mr. Keefe and Mr. Malloy on their appointments,” said Premier MacDonald. “They have a combined 50 plus years of experience with the province. During that time they have demonstrated leadership, skill and dedication. These traits will serve them well in their new roles.” Mr. Keefe, a certified management accountant, became the deputy minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations in 2004 after serving as acting deputy minister. In his 32 years of service with the province, Mr. Keefe has been the executive director of program management and corporate services for Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, and an auditor with the Provincial Tax Commission. He also held positions with the Nova Scotia Business Registry Project, the Registrar of Motor Vehicles and Provincial Tax Commissioner. Mr. Malloy became the assistant deputy minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations in 2004. Over the last 24 years, he has served as the province’s controller, director of finance for the Department of Transportation and Public Works, and has held positions with the Auditor General’s Office and the Department of Education. A chartered accountant, Mr. Malloy is also president of the Institute for Citizen-Centred Service, Toronto. Robert Fowler, the current deputy minister of the Treasury and Policy Board will retain his portfolio of deputy minister to the Premier’s Office, CEO of Communications Nova Scotia, head of the Public Service, and clerk and secretary of the Executive Council. Appointments take effect Monday, Dec. 8.