Jude Scott, a former partner of Ernst & Young and former Global CEO of Maples & Calder, has announced his intention to run for office in the 2013 general election.
“We deserve an ethical and capable government that puts country first,” Mr. Scott said. “This is our home and we have a duty to protect it. Yes, there are many issues to face but together we can build a stronger, healthier Cayman.”
In addition to tackling the problems surrounding government spending, the economy and immigration, Mr. Scott will also address the most basic needs of employment, safety, cost of living and a community voice in decisions that affect the Cayman Islands. “I have the courage, dedication and the ability to lead and I can achieve workable solutions for a better Cayman. United, we can be the change we want to see.” Mr. Scott said.
Mr. Scott believes in a collaborative approach to finding the best solution and desires to actively include ideas, knowledge and expertise from the community. “A large part of my campaign centres on community input with the goal of creating a joint vision for a healthy Cayman. The voices of my constituents will be heard. These are challenging times and every stakeholder must have their say”.
Mr. Scott is an independent candidate declaring for one of the six seats available in the George Town electoral district. “This is not a career for me, this is a calling. I came from humble beginnings and Cayman has been very good to me. I want future generations to experience the same opportunities that I had. We can fix our country, it just takes selflessness, setting aside differences and working for the greater good of these unique islands we call home.”
“The constituents of George Town can expect truthful, thoughtful, practical solutions, which will not only benefit George Town, our capital, but the country as a whole. My constituents can expect fearless but dignified representation of which they can be proud.” Mr. Scott stated.
Prior to Maples & Calder, Mr. Scott served as chairman of the board of directors for Cayman Airways and on the Ministerial Council for Tourism and Development. He retired from his career at Ernst & Young in 2008 after spending 23 years with the firm.
Over the years, Mr. Scott has served on various boards and committees of the Cayman Islands Baptist Church, Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants, Cayman Islands Stock Exchange, Cayman National Corporation, Constitutional Commission, Education Council, Financial Services Council, Hedge Funds Care and the National Recovery Fund.
Mr. Scott spent his early years in Cayman Brac before moving with his family to Grand Cayman.
He graduated from the Cayman Islands High School in 1985 and received his bachelor’s degree in business administration (accounting) from Baylor University in 1991. Mr. Scott then went on to obtain his Certified Public Accountant designation.
Son of Layman E. Scott, Sr. and Martha Scott, Jude is married with three daughters.
The Caymanian Compass will publish candidate’s announcements and letters to the editor from them and their supporters, at the Editor’s discretion and with proper editing for style and libel, until 1 March, 2013. Candidates who purchase advertising will have their initial announcement declaring their intention to run for office on Page 1 for one time only.