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In the Public Service, the Head of Department (HOD) is either being referred to as the Secretary or in some Ministries and more commonly large Departments of a Ministry, a 'Director'. Nowadays, the position is also being referred to as 'Chief Executive Officer' (CEO), a term mostly used in the private businesses and sectors. All three salutations refer to the highest management position within a Department, second-in command only to the Minister who is the head of the Ministry itself.

Outline below is the list of Chief Executive officers and respective Heads of Department for each Ministry.

1. PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE (PMO) -

Acting Chief Secretary & Secretary to Cabinet - Ms. 'Ofa Finau
2. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, FOOD & FISHERIES (MAFFF) Chief Executive Officer for Agriculture, Forestry & Food - Dr. Viliami Toalei Manu
Chief Executive Officer for Fisheries  -  Dr. Tu'ikolongahau Halafihi
3. MINISTRY OF REVENUE and CUSTOMS (MORS) Acting Chief Executive Officer for Revenue - Ms. Makitalena Fifita
Director for Customs - Mr. Kelemete Vahe
4. MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND NATIONAL PLANNING (MOFNP) Chief Executive Office for Finance & National Planning - Ms. Pilimilose Balwyn Fa'otusia
5. MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE (MFAT) Secretary for Foreign Affairs - Mr. Mahe ‘Uli’uli Sandhurst Tupouniua
6. MINISTRY OF HEALTH (MOH) Chief Executive Officer for Health  - Dr. Siale 'Akau'ola

7. MINISTRY OF JUSTICE AND PRISONS (MOJ)

Acting Chief Executive Officer for Justice - Ms. Temaleti Manakovi Pahulu

Commissioner of Prisons - Mr. Semisi Tapueluelu

8. MINISTRY OF COMMERCE, CONSUMER, TRADE, INNOVATION & LABOUR (MCCTIL)
MINISTRY OF TOURISM
(MOT)
Chief Executive Officer for Commerce, Consumer, Trade, Innovation and Labour - Mr. Edgar Cocker
9. MINISTRY OF LANDS, SURVEY AND NATURAL RESOURCES (MLSNR) Chief Executive Officer for Lands, Survey & Natural Resources  - Ms. Rosamond Bing
10. MINISTRY OF POLICE, PRISONS AND FIRE SERVICES (MOPFS)
Commissioner of Police -  Mr. Stephen John Caldwell | Commissioner of Fire Services - Mr. Lofia Heimuli
11. MINISTRY OF PUBLIC ENTERPRISES (MPE) Chief Executive Officer for Public Enterprises  - Mr. Sione 'Akau'ola
12. MINISTRY OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND TOURISM -

Chief Executive Officer for Infrastructure  - Mr. Ringo Kalahuni Fa’oliu

Acting Chief Executive Officer for Tourism - Mr. Sione Moala Mafi

13. MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS (MIA)
Acting Chief Executive for Internal Affairs - Mr. 'Onetoto 'Anisi

14. MINISTRY OF EDUCATION & TRAINING (MET) -

Chief Executive Officer for Education and Training -  Mr. Claude Tupou

INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

HIS MAJESTY ARMED FORCES

  • Chief of the Defence Staff - Brigadier General Lord Fielakepa

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (PSC)

  • CEO for Public Service Commission  - Dr. Lia Maka
CROWN LAW DEPARTMENT - Office of the Attorney General
  • Acting Attorney General - Mr. 'Aminiasi Kefu
  • Solicitor General, Crown Law Department - Mr. Sione Sisifa
AUDIT DEPARTMENT
  • Auditor General, Audit Department - Mr. Sefita Tangi
NATIONAL BUREAU OF STATISTICS
  • Government Statisticians, Statistics Department - Dr. Viliami Fifita
PALACE OFFICE
  • Private Secretary to His Majesty, Palace Office (acting) - Mrs. Viela Tupou
  • Lord Chamberlain, Office of the Lord Chamberlain - Mrs. Viela Tupou
  • Lord Privy Seal, Office of the Lord Privy Seal - Mr. Viliami Malolo

OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN

Ombudsman - Mr. 'Aisea Taumoepeau
Chief Executive Officer - Mrs. Linda Folaumoetu'i

TONGA ELECTORAL COMMISSION

Supervisor of Elections - Mr. Pita Vuki

 

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