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Guterres appoints new Assistant Secretary-General for safety, security

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UN Antonio on Wednesday announced the appointment of of as the new for safety and security.

Upon taking office, O'Sullivan succeeds Fadzai Gwaradzimba of Zimbabwe, to whom is grateful for her commitment and dedicated service to the organisation, the secretary-general's press office said in a statement, reports

O'Sullivan brings to the role her extensive experience in international safety and security management, strategic management and leadership, said the statement.

She has over 36 years of experience in the international and security environment, and most recently held the position of of An Siochana in (the force).

Prior to that, she was the of An Siochana, responsible for advising the and the government of on all matters pertaining to national security and policing.

O'Sullivan began her career with An Garda Siochana in Ireland in June 1981 and progressed through the ranks, holding various operational and managerial positions since then.

She is a in partnership building, leading teams and able to manage complexity and to drive strategic change. She also brings an in-depth knowledge of international security, crisis management, strategic and institutional leadership and gender issues to the position.

Born in Ireland in 1960, O'Sullivan holds a Master of Business Studies in Strategic Management and Planning from the Michael Smurfit School of Business, and a Bachelor of Arts in Police Management by and She holds an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the



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First Published: Thu, November 01 2018. 01:42 IST