Christen Suckoo has been appointed chief officer in the Ministry of Education, Employment and Gender Affairs.
Mr. Suckoo, who has held the position on an acting basis since the departure of Mary Rodrigues last year, took the role on a permanent basis on Oct. 1.
“I look forward to the challenges of this new position and the opportunity to continue to develop policies that will enhance the educational, employment and gender development of these islands,” he said.
A selection panel consisting of Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, Chris Duggan, vice president at Dart, and Wanda Ebanks, a partner at Maples, interviewed Mr. Suckoo as part of an “open recruitment process,” according to a statement from the Ministry on Tuesday.
Mr. Manderson said, “It is particularly pleasing to see another bright young Caymanian rising through the ranks to achieve one of the most senior positions in the civil service.”