Austria's Chancellery Has New Presidential Head

PeopleOther ♦ Published: April 18, 2023; 11:18 ♦ (Vindobona)

The Federal Chancellery has a new presidential head. Andreas Grad replaces Bernd Brünner as Secretary General in the Chancellor's Office.

The change in the General Secretariat marks the second major personnel change in the Chancellor's Office within a month. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / HatschiKa (CC BY-SA 3.0)

The Presidential Section in the Federal Chancellery is considered not only important but also powerful. This is where, for example, the ministry's media and financial agendas are found. The head of the presidential section is one of the highest-ranking officials in the state.

Secretary General Andreas Grad has been entrusted with the management of Section I,