Permanent Secretary

The Ministry’s most senior public official was Ilkka Salmi until 15 January 2020. The recruitment process for the new Permanent Secretary is still ongoing.

The Permanent Secretary assists the Minister in directing, developing and monitoring the work of the Ministry and the agencies within its branch of government. The Permanent Secretary leads the Ministry’s strategic planning and coordinates its implementation, is responsible for effective internal control, assists the Minister in planning, implementing and monitoring broad-based issues, and manages performance guidance within the Ministry’s administrative branch.


Anna-Mari Kautto, Kansliapäällikön sihteeri 
Ministry of the Interior, Hallinto- ja kehittämisosasto, Strateginen ohjaus ja kehittäminen 0295418804