New Elections Office team appointed

They won’t take their posts until well after the May general election, but Cayman Islands Governor Duncan Taylor has announced three appointments to the country’s Elections Office.

Wesley Howell of the government Portfolio of Internal and External Affairs has been named supervisor of elections, while Postmaster General Sheena Glasgow and attorney Suzanne Bothwell will serve as deputy supervisors.

These appointments will take effect from 1 July, 2013.

Mr. Howell, deputy chief officer in the Portfolio of Internal and External Affairs, has over 20 years’ experience of working with the Elections Office in various roles. Mr Howell, who said he was “delighted and honoured by the appointment”, will be working alongside the current Supervisor, Mr Kearney Gomez and his team over the next couple of months in order to ensure a smooth transition.

Ms. Glasgow and Mrs. Bothwell will replace Colford Scott and Orrett Connor as deputy supervisors of elections. The third Deputy Supervisor, Cayman Brac District Commissioner Ernie Scott, will remain in the position.

Ms. Glasgow is a 20-year veteran of the Civil Service. For the past 10 years, she has headed the Cayman Islands Postal Service as Postmaster General. Prior to her tenure with the Postal Service, she worked in the former Ministry of Planning, Communications, Works, and Information Technology and at Radio Cayman where her Civil Service career began as a Clerical Officer.

Mrs. Bothwell, employed as a senior crown counsel in the attorney general’s chambers, has also worked closely with the Elections Office in that capacity and in her past role as director of the Constitutional Review Secretariat (2007-2009).

“I am delighted to be able to appoint these dedicated and experienced civil servants into these important roles” said Governor Taylor. “Their knowledge, experience and commitment to public service will go a long way to ensuring the Elections Office continues to fulfil its legislative role effectively and professionally”.

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