23 Nov 2010

Corrections gets new chief executive

5:28 pm on 23 November 2010

The Corrections Department has a new chief executive.

Ray Smith, head of Child, Youth & Family, has been appointed to the role for a five-year term.

He has held senior positions in social welfare for more than a decade.

The State Services Commission, which ran the recruitment process, says Mr Smith has experience implementing key government initiatives.

The commission says he has also lifted the image of Child, Youth & Family and improved staff morale.

Mr Smith begins his job in the new year, replacing Barry Matthews, who is retiring after almost six years.