Premier Ball Announces Senior Public Service Appointment
November 14, 2019
The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced the appointment of Kendra Wright as Deputy Minister (Acting) of the Indigenous Affairs Secretariat effective immediately.
Ms. Wright has approximately 16 years of legal experience in Newfoundland and Labrador and Alberta and most recently served as the Assistant Deputy Minister (Courts and Corporate Services) with the Department of Justice and Public Safety.
Additional biographical information on Ms. Wright can be found in the backgrounder below.
“I welcome and congratulate Ms. Wright on her appointment. She has enjoyed a long career within our provincial public service and in Alberta, and I am confident she will make a valuable contribution to the Indigenous Affairs portfolio.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador
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Office of the Premier
Biographical information for Kendra Wright
Kendra Wright has been employed with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador since 2006 serving in various roles including solicitor in the Department of Justice and Public Safety, Cabinet Officer in Executive Council, and most recently as Assistant Deputy Minister (Courts and Corporate Services), in the Department of Justice and Public Safety. Prior to joining the public service, Ms. Wright spent four years with private law firms in Calgary and St. John’s. She received a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) from Université Laval in 1996 and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the University of Ottawa (French Common Law) in 2000. Ms. Wright has been a practicing member of the Bar of Newfoundland and Labrador since 2003.