#TurksandCaicos, May 27, 2021 – The Office of the Deputy Governor is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Luc Clerveaux to the post of Deputy Director of the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR) within the Ministry of Tourism, Agriculture, Fisheries, Heritage, Religious Affairs and the Environment.
Mr. Clerveaux a graduate of the Marjorie Basden High School in South Caicos, holds an Associate Degree in Business Studies from the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ecology and Conservation from the University of Reading and a Master’s of Science Degree in Coastal and Marine Resource Management from the University of Portsmouth, England in 2012 and 2016 respectively.
He joined the public service in 2005 as an Environmental Officer in the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources, before leaving in 2009 to pursue further educational studies; returning in 2012 to the post of Environmental Officer, before being promoted to the post of Assistant Director of the DECR in 2017 where he held the responsibility for overseeing the day to day operations of the Enforcement Unit within the department.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Clerveaux said: “First and foremost, I give thanks to God for this opportunity. Thanks as well to my family members for their unwavering loyalty and my friends and colleagues for the support and working relationships that have contributed to my success.
I am extremely humbled and grateful to have the opportunity to serve in the capacity of Deputy Director of the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR).
Having been with the DECR since 2005, with brief absences occurring during my years of study abroad, I have had the opportunity to work across the Turks and Caicos Islands on various projects in Fisheries, Parks and Biodiversity Preservation and have a keen awareness of the challenges faced by the department, which I believe my collective experience and professional training can help to overcome as we chart towards achieving the renewed vision, goals and objectives of the department.
As the environment plays a crucial role in the affairs of the country, I envisage that sustainable programmes to preserve the environment whilst safeguarding economic resilience for the current and future generations will be paramount.
I look forward to continuing my service with the best interest of the public and country at heart, and trust that God will continue to grant me the wisdom, knowledge and understanding to do so!
Deputy Governor and Head of the Public Service Her Excellency Anya Williams in extending congratulatory remarks to Mr. Clerveaux said: “It is with great pleasure that I take the opportunity to formally announce and congratulate Mr. Luc Clerveaux on his appointment to the post of Deputy Director for the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources.
With a strong educational background and over 15 years of experience in the environment, Luc is deserving of this promotion and is certainly capable of helping to lead this department going forward.
I commend him for his service to the department and congratulate him on working his way up through the ranks from Environmental Officer to Assistant Director and now, Deputy Director of the DECR, which is a testament to the fact that hard work, dedication and perseverance does have its rewards. Congratulations Luc and all the best on your new appointment!