The National Building Society of Cayman has appointed Wanica Purkiss as general manager.
Mrs. Purkiss previously served as a senior executive in mortgage and international business development at Jamaica National Building Society, the parent company of the NBSC.
Jamaica National Building Society is one of the largest mortgage providers in the Caribbean with total assets of US$1.1 billion and a capital base of US$177 million. National Building Society of Cayman has a capital base of US$2.3 million.
Mrs. Purkiss assumes the position at a challenging time in the world economy as countries around the world begin to emerge from the financial crisis of 2008, NBSC said. Her experience in risk management, including loan under-writing, will support the governance framework of the mortgage provider, NBSC said.