The major reform programme of Gibraltar’s civil service won plaudits from the Chamber Of Commerce. Darren Grech, Chief Secretary to HMGoG, set out plans that include a restructuring of existing departmental management systems and of officers’ areas of responsibility, plus a review of existing government premises and a digital transformation of public services.
It includes a major training component, formulated by the University of Gibraltar in conjunction with King’s College, London.
The Chief Secretary said, “The Future Leaders programme is a critical component in this new phase for Gibraltar’s Public Service, as we can potentially remove some of the bureaucratic barriers that have held back some of the best candidates. The course has been designed in partnership with the University of Gibraltar and King’s College London so as to open it up to the widest possible spectrum of staff. It will bring modern best practice to the fore, and in delivering this programme we will be working closely with the unions that represent public sector workers to ensure that we bring out the very best in our service. This is just the beginning.”
The Chamber was equally optimistic, saying, “By partnering with King’s College, one of the world’s leading academic institutions through the University of Gibraltar, the programme looks to be both innovative and best in class. In short, it represents an unmatched opportunity for civil service employees.”