ERA board appointed

Cabinet has appointed five directors and a chairman to the board of the Electricity Regulatory Authority.

Former District Commissioner for Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, Kenny Ryan was appointed board chairman and will be the director responsible for electricity generation.

Deputy chairman is Julius Baer, managing director Charles Farrington, who is responsible for electrical engineering/finance and engineering on the board.

The managing director is Philip Thomas, who holds responsibility for finance and accounting/electricity transmission and distribution.

The other directors are Kenneth Hay, responsible for electricity transmission and distribution, and litigation lawyer Samuel Jackson, responsible for law, and the Chief Officer of the Ministry of Communications, or designate.

This is the first time a board has been constituted at the ERA, which was established three years ago.

The board will serve three years, effective 22 July. The appointments were published in the Cayman Islands Gazette on 18 August and announced publicly on Friday.

Members of the board hold and share responsibility for various aspects of electricity supply in the Cayman Islands.

Mr. Jackson and Mr. Farrington both served on the team which negotiated the deal that led to CUC being granted new licences for transmission, distribution and generation of electricity in April this year.