Business in Brief: Water Authority sponsors prostate & colon cancer awareness event

From left, PACCE committee member Ercley Bodden, Lions Club of Grand Cayman President Tannya Mortimer, Water Authority Human Resources Supervisor Yolita Parchment, PACCE committee chairperson Carmin Godfrey, and PACCE committee member Colleen Burke.

The Water Authority-Cayman is again sponsoring the annual Delano Hislop Memorial Journey for Life, a walk/run that aims to raise awareness about prostate and colon cancer, which is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 11.

The Water Authority has donated $2,500 to the event, a press release from the company said.

The 15-mile walk/run is named in honor of past president of the Lions Club of Grand Cayman, Delano Hislop, who died in 2011 after battling colon cancer. The Lions Club has been working to decrease the number of lives lost to prostate, colon and testicular cancer by spreading awareness and encouraging early testing.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Cayman Islands Cancer Society and Cayman HospiceCare.

Carmin Godfrey, chairperson of the Lions Club Prostate and Colon Cancer Event (PACCE), said that dispelling the myths surrounding prostate and colon cancer is especially important in Caribbean countries.

Water Authority Director Dr. Gelia Frederick-van Genderen said, “We all know someone – in our families, in our community – whose life has been touched by cancer …. It is important to the Authority, therefore, that we make a positive impact in the fight against cancer in the Cayman Islands.”

Dylan Bostock and Amanda Alexander, pictured with EY Partner Mike Mannisto, right
Dylan Bostock and Amanda Alexander, pictured with EY Partner Mike Mannisto, right

EY’s 2016 Cayman Scholarships winners

Dylan Bostock and Amanda Alexander have been awarded this year’s EY Cayman Scholarships. Amanda is a graduate of Cayman Prep and High School and will be attending Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. Dylan, a graduate of Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, formerly interned at EY and has been accepted at Furman University in South Carolina. The EY Scholarship is valued at up to $30,000 a year for a maximum of five years, until the recipient has completed the minimum educational requirements to qualify as a CPA.

Darrell Hines, managing director of Ronco
Darrell Hines, managing director of Ronco

Ronco Cayman launches global giving program

Ronco Cayman, an information technology firm in the Cayman Islands, has announced the launch of its giving program, Hand Up, which supports charities locally and across the world.

Hand Up aims to assist those in need through relationships with various organizations, including London-based Children’s Helpers Worldwide and Save the Elephants, a preservation initiative headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.

Darrell Hines, managing director of Ronco, has roots in Kenya and felt inspired by his heritage to reach out and help those in need from Kenya to Cayman.

Recently, Mr. Hines and Ronco were involved with helping Children’s Helpers Worldwide fund the tuition of a young man in Ghana so he could attend school and study civil engineering. The company has also offered to pay for his upcoming second year of schooling.

“If you make a difference to one person’s life, the snowball effect it has on many others’ [lives] is incalculable,” said Sally Hendricken, Ronco’s CFO.

Ronco has also contributed to a number of local charities, including the Cayman Heart Foundation, the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, One Dog at a Time, St. Baldrick’s Heroes for Hannah, The Pines, The National Council of Voluntary Organisations, and the West Bay Football Academy.

Ogier Associate Fraser Allister
Ogier Associate Fraser Allister

HNW guide praises Ogier team

Ogier’s David Cooney has been described as “probably the best trust lawyer of his generation in the Cayman Islands” in the first edition of the new Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide.

The guide has given a high rating to the firm’s Cayman team, noting that they “take a very commercial view of things, they’re always looking for a practical solution.”

Ogier Partner David Cooney
Ogier Partner David Cooney

Ogier advises on a range of trust and estate matters, and the team includes private client and trust lawyer Fraser Allister, who has recently completed his STEP qualifications and obtained full STEP membership.

The new Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide is aimed at the international private wealth market, for use by family offices and professional advisers.

Carne Cayman appoints new CEO

The Carne Group, a leader in independent governance for the asset management industry, has announced the appointment of John Ackerley as chief executive officer of their Cayman Islands business.

Mr. Ackerley, who moved to Cayman in 1998,is recognized as a leading Cayman director to funds managed by global investment advisers, according to a company press release. Mr.

Ackerley joined Carne in the Cayman Islands in 2011.

Carne also announced the strengthening of their team in Cayman with the addition of Julian Fletcher as an independent director in the Cayman office. Mr. Fletcher was previously a partner in the Investment Funds group at the international law firm Mourant Ozannes, based in the Cayman Islands. Mr. Fletcher has more than 17 years’ experience as a practicing attorney and is admitted in New York, England, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.

Butterfield short-listed for Citywealth awards

Butterfield Group has been short-listed for consideration for several prestigious 2017 Citywealth International Financial Centre awards, including Trust Company of the Year in the Caribbean, Guernsey and Switzerland, and Private Bank of the Year – Channel Islands.

In addition, Alison Parry, executive director, Butterfield Trust (Guernsey) Ltd., has been short-listed by Citywealth in the category of Woman of the Year – Leadership (Professional Services, IFC) for its 2017 Powerwomen awards.

The Citywealth IFC awards highlight the excellence of advisers and managers in the private wealth sector in the major international finance centres. The winners will be announced in January 2017. Powerwomen winners will be announced in February 2017.