Civil administrator Ministry of Interior, 1978. Agent Department Overseas Ters., 1978-1979, bureau head, general economy and planning, 1979, cabinet director to director political, administrative and finance affairs, 1979-1981, technical consultant to cabinet of secretary of state, 1981-1983, deputy cabinet director, 1988, Department Cooperation and Development, 1983-1984. Head Mission of Cooperation and Cultural Activities, Dakar, Senegal, 1984-1986.
Sub-prefect St.-Dizier, 1986-1988. Secretary-general Department Regional Affairs of Middle Pyrennes, 1988-1991. Sub-director prefectoral corps and civil administrators Ministry of Interior, 1991-1992.
Prefect of French Guyana, 1992-1994. Prefect of Martinique, 1995-1998. Prefect of l'Aisne, 1998—2000.
Prefect of Meurthe-et-Moselle, 2000—2004. Prefect of Seine Saint Denis, 2004.