Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Home Affairs, Security, Reforms and Equality

Ms Joyce Dimech

Ms Joyce Dimech joined the Public Service in 1986, holding various positions within various Ministries and the Office of the Prime Minister ever since. She had several positions within different sections of the Ministry for Gozo, including Education, Care for the Elderly, and EU Affairs.

In 2004 she was appointed Director Customer Services, ably leading this major public service directorate in Gozo with a wide-ranging portfolio that included Health. 

In March 2013 she was appointed Permanent Secretary within the Ministry for Gozo and in April 2014 she was appointed Permanent Secretary (Strategy & Implementation) within the Office of the Prime Minister. In July 2020, Ms Dimech was appointed Permanent Secretary at the Ministry for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government. In November 2020 she was also appointed Permanent Secretary at the Ministry for Research, Innovation and the Co-Ordination of Post Covid-19 Strategy. In April 2022 Ms Dimech was re-appointed Permanent Secretary at the Ministry for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government and in September 2023 she was also entrusted with the responsibility for the Ministry for Home Affairs, Security, Reforms, and Equality. As of January 2024, Ms Dimech was appointed as Permanent Secretary at the Ministry for Home Affairs, Reforms, and Equality.

Ms Dimech received her Bachelor of Arts and Diploma in Management from the University of Malta.