Published On: Wed, Jan 30th, 2019

SG Dovale-Meit leaves Audit Chamber

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PHILISPBURG – Joane Dovale-Meit has left her position as Secretary-General of the General Audit Chamber “to explore new career opportunities in good agreement with the board,” a press statement from the Audit Chamber says. Dovale-Meit was the institution’s first Secretary-General. Deputy- Secretary-General Keith de Jong will succeed her.

Dovale-Meit’s departure has been long in the making. The process to find a successor began already in the summer of 2017. Hurricane Irma threw a spanner in the works and Dovale-Meit continued to work for the Audit Chamber until Friday, January 31.

She coordinated the first audits and she also managed the development of the chamber’s organizational policies and processes.

Ronald Halman, the chairman of the board said in the statement that Dovale-Meit’s extensive management expertise and in-depth knowledge of the public sector have been critical to the Audit Chamber’s success. “Her skill set is broad and she applied her knowledge and creativity to building a solid institution,” Halman stated. “Her abilities and talent are evident in our recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Irma.”

Halman added that the departing secretary-general played a leading role in the chamber’s development and that she also set the pace for its growth. “She has made a major achievement and we wish her all the best in her further career.”