Shri. Tom Jose is an Indian Administrative Service Officer serving as the 45th and current Chief Secretary of Kerala. Previously, he was the Additional Chief Secretary of the Departments of Labour & Skills, Excise and Water Resources, Government of Kerala. He has also served as the Principal Secretary of the Public Works Department. As a 34 year veteran of the Indian Administrative Service, he has administrative, managerial, and diplomatic experience in various posts at state, national and international levels. He has been the Managing Director of large enterprises such as the Civil Supplies Corporation, Construction Corp and Rubber Mark. He has also led the Directorate of Industries and Board of Revenue. Earlier in his career, he was the Sub-Collector of Trichur and the Collector of Pathanamthitta district.