The Immigration Department’s new Director of Boards and Work Permits Kimberley Davis took up her new job on Monday, 26 March.
In her new role, in which she will manage more than 40 staff members, she said she considered her top overall aims to be “improving administrative efficiencies, decreasing processing times and enhancing the effectiveness of the boards”.
She plans to collaborate with the respective chairmen of the Work Permit Board, the Business Staffing Plan Board and the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board. Her office also works closely with the Department of Employment Relations.
Prior to moving to Immigration, Ms Davis was the deputy managing director of the Cayman Islands Government’s Public Service Pensions Board – her second stint with that organisation at which she previously served as head of finance and investments. Her key accomplishment then, she said, was updating the Public Service Pensions Board’s financial reporting backlog.
Ms Davis worked with Deloitte Financial Advisory Services in New York from 2005 to 2009, where she served in several capacities, including managing the firm’s corporate forensic think-tank and working with global partners to develop service-line offerings. She had prior experience with Deloitte, serving in Financial Advisory Services in the Cayman Islands office.
During her time with Deloitte’s Cayman office, Ms Davis became a certified public accountant. She obtained her Master of Business Administration degree from Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts, with distinction, from Connecticut College, where she double-majored in economics and urban sociology.
She first worked with the civil service more than 20 years ago, as a college intern during summer breaks, later joining as an administrative officer with the Portfolio of Finance and Economic Development.
In 1997, she became the first listing executive with the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange, where she later became a project officer, playing key roles in government change initiatives, such as the reinvention of public services and the financial management reform initiative.