Sharon Smith-Johns is leaving the Government after more than four years in the position of Permanent Secretary for Information and National Archives.
Her resignation was announced by the Attorney General and Minister responsible for Information, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, find who thanked Ms Smith Johns for her service and wished her well on behalf of the Government.
“Sharon Smith-Johns has played an important role in the transition to our new democracy in Fiji and carries our very best wishes for the future, ” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.
In a separate statement, Prime Minister and former Minister for Information Voreqe Bainimarama, paid a fulsome tribute to the outgoing Permanent Secretary.
“Sharon has been a trusted colleague during some of the most testing periods in our recent history and I personally want to thank her for her dedication and loyalty,” the PM said.
For her part, Ms Smith-Johns said it had been an immense privilege to be part of the Government over the past four years.
“I especially want to thank the Prime Minister for his confidence in me and my team in the Department and former Ministry and in the National Archives. They are a wonderful group of people and I will miss them,” she said.
Ms Smith-Johns said she intends to pursue opportunities in the private sector.