Jasmina Randhawa, a born-and-raised Yukoner, became Premier Sandy Silver’s new chief of staff on Thursday.
Predecessor Janet Moodie is retiring.
“Jasmina Randhawa has worked extensively throughout the Yukon government and brings a wealth of experience to the role,” Silver said Wednesday.
“Her strategic insight and no-nonsense approach will help our team hit the ground running in this new mandate and get on with doing the good work for Yukoners.
“I want to thank Janet from the bottom of my heart for her guidance, wisdom and patience over the course of the last mandate,” the premier added.
“There is nobody more deserving of a long, restful retirement after a truly exemplary career in the Yukon.”
Randhawa said she is “extremely humbled and grateful for the opportunity to serve Yukoners in this unique role. I am looking forward to working with Premier Silver and his team, to move our territory forward.”
Randhawa holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University.
She has held various positions in the Yukon government over the past years.
Those include the director of labour relations at the Public Service Commission and most recently, assistant deputy minister of Corporate Programs and Intergovernmental Relations at the Executive Council Office.