Mrs. Myles gets official nod

The Treasury Department has a new
Deputy Accountant General, Gloria Myles.

Mrs. Myles lives by her personal
motto: “Face the fear and do it anyway.”

Afraid of failure during childhood,
she says this motto has kept her going throughout her personal and professional

“I’ve come to realise that failure
is not always the worst thing,” she said. “Instead, whenever I don’t succeed, I
regard it as an opportunity to learn and grow.”

Acting in the same capacity in the
Cayman Islands Treasury Department since September 2009, her formal appointment
became effective on 1 April.

Her role gives her responsibility
for the overall management and supervision of several Treasury functions,
including financial
reporting for core government and the public sector, as well as cash and
borrowing management. She’ll also provide financial advice and support to all
government ministries, portfolios and departments.

A Certified Public Accountant with
an honours degree in accounting from the International College of the Cayman
Islands, Mrs. Myles says she’s always been a natural with numbers.

Starting out as a dishwasher with
the Galleon Beach Hotel when she was just 13, she was soon promoted to cashier.
A career in Cayman’s financial services industry followed, managing mutual
funds. Then some seven years ago she joined the civil service as manager for
the Cash Management Unit.

limited free time is taken up with her three granddaughters, her garden, a John
Grisham novel or an interior decorating project. She’s married to Edlin Myles
and they have two sons, Deon and Jerune.

The Treasury Department operates
under the Ministry of Finance, Tourism and Development (Public Finance).