About Us

Our Ministry

The Ministry of Public Administration is charged with the task of partnering with other Government Ministries and Agencies to improve the quality of service provided to all citizens. We are continually improving the way work is done in the Public Service so that we can bring government services closer to all citizens.

Our Mission

Building a best in class public service by developing our ICT sector and utilising innovative service improvement, human resource management, property management, public administration solutions.

Our Vision

To be the regional leader in Public Service Transformation and use of ICT for development that contributes to the well-being of citizens.

Executive Team

Ms. Alison West

Allyson West
The Minister of Public Administration


Senator the Honourable Allyson West was appointed Minister in the Ministry of Finance on June 30th 2017 and Minister of Public Administration on August 14th 2019. Senator West is a former Partner and Territory Tax Leader in the Tax and Corporate Services Department of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), Trinidad and Tobago (T&T). She is a senior member of the Law Association of T&T, registered to practice law in T&T.

Maxie Cuffie
Parliamentary Secretary


Mr. Maxie Cuffie first entered Parliament as the representative for La Horquetta/Talparo, having won the seat following the General Election of September 7, 2015. Before becoming a Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament, Mr. Cuffie was the Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Media Company Limited where he served for four years; prior to which, he served at the...

Claudelle McKellar
Permanent Secretary


Mr. Claudelle Mc Kellar is currently the Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Administration (MPA), having assumed duty in the office with effect from October 2nd, 2019. He is a career Public Servant and previously served as Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry from August 2017, although he has functioned in the office of Deputy Permanent Secretary since May 2015.

Organisational Structure

Organisational Structure