MARIGOT–Two high-ranking civil servants have been appointed to the Collectivité, replacing President Gibbs’ former Cabinet Director Hervé Dorvil and former Director-General of Services (DGS) Philippe Mouchard.
Dorvil resigned to pursue his own personal and professional activities while Mouchard joined Maison de Saint-Martin in Paris to be an adviser on European and institutional relations.
Richard Didier (58), a former Préfet, is the new Cabinet Director. He served as Administrator Superior of Wallis and Futuna for two years, from 2006 to 2008, followed by a posting as Préfet of Haut Loire from 2008 to 2011 and Préfet in French Polynesia from 2011 to 2012.
He was appointed Préfet and Chargé de Mission for the Secretary-General in the Ministry of the Interior in September 2012 and in November 2013 appointed Préfet and Chargé de Mission in charge of receiving Syrian refugees for the Ministry of the Interior. In June 2014 he took on the post of Cabinet Director in the urban community of Marseille.
He holds a number of decorations, including Chevalier des Palmes Académiques and Knight of the Order of National Merit in 2009.
Christiane Ayache (62), a former Sous-Préfète, is the Director General of Services. She holds a Master’s degree in private law and administrative law and public companies, a Doctorate in the history of private law, and a certificate of aptitude for the legal profession. She is a Knight of the Legion of Honour.
Her many postings include Director-General of Services in various locations from 2001 to 2006. She was appointed a Sous-Préfète in La Trinité in 2008, and in Andelys in 2011. In 2013 she was Secretary-General for Regional Affairs to the Préfet of the Limousin Region and in 2017 held the post of Director-General of Services for the town of Argenteuil.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/90409-new-appointments-at-the-head-of-the-collectivite