Authorities announce board appointments

Cabinet this week named new boards of directors at three of the Cayman Islands’ most influential authorities, renewing the tenure of each chairman and at least one sitting member.

Published in the Aug. 21 Cayman Islands Gazette, the changes reflect appointments by the new People’s Progressive Movement government to the governing boards of the nine-member Electricity Regulatory Authority, the nine-member Information and Communications Authority and the 11-member Water Authority-Cayman.

The new roster at the ERA, set for three years, preserves the role of chairwoman Sherri Bodden-Cowan and members Derrick Tibbetts and Dara Flowers-Burke.

Appointed on Monday to the balance of the seats were previous ERA member and district administrator Kenny Ryan and newcomers Anna Rose Washburn, Reginald Nixon and Alee Fa’moe.

The four will take over from Miguel Barcelo, Gene Dacosta, Gavin Dixon, Samuel Young and Michael Herland, part of the previous 10-member board.

The group is rounded out by traditional government appointees, ERA managing director Charles Farrington and chief officer Alan Jones or his designate at the Ministry of Planning, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure under Kurt Tibbetts.

At the Information and Communications Authority, serving for three years, Dale Crighton, managing partner of several real estate based companies within the Crighton Group, remains at the helm, along with retained member John Thompson, a long-time IT engineer.

New members comprise Ian Tibbetts, Gene Banks, Daniel Ebanks, Jean Gordon and Chris Gourzong, taking over from former members George Berry, Alexander Bodden, Lyndhurst Bodden, Joseph Jackman, Pearlina McGaw-Lumsden, Chris Narborough and Paul Tibbetts.

ICTA managing director Dave Archbold and a designate of Mr. Tibbetts’s Ministry of Planning, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure serve as non-voting members.

Water Authority-Cayman board of directors, appointed for two years, continues under chairman Lemuel Hurlston and member Otto Watler, supported by new appointees James Gill, former board member Christopher John Randall, former PPM legislator Alfonso Wright, Tannya Mortimer and Hansen Bingham Ebanks.

The fresh group takes over from Ingrid Simms, Miguel Smith, Corlan McLaughlin, Windell Scott and Perlina McGaw-Lumsden.

Also serving are officials appointed by Mr. Tibbetts, the financial secretary and the attorney general, as well as Water Authority-Cayman director Gelia Frederick-van Genderen.