New Planning Authority board more diverse

A newly announced board for the Cayman Islands Central Planning Authority took a step closer to the diversity called for in an audit on the agency released in January.

Led by Chairman A.L. Thompson, the board was made up of members who were either developers or who were connected to the building industry.

That audit recommended the membership of the authority and the Sister Islands board be balanced to include board members not tied to the building and development industry.

 The new list of members contains all the sitting board members, with the exception of S.T. ‘Tommie’ Bodden, Rex Miller and Eldon Rankin. The new members are Jaron Leslie, an associate with Harneys law firm, Roland Bodden, a land surveyor, and Christina McTaggart, founder of the Art Nest studio and former executive director of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands.

*This story has been amended from the original to include the names of previous board members.