A quick guide to the committee shaping the vision for Cayman’s post-COVID-19 future.

What is it?

A public and private sector committee, led by commerce minister Joey Hew, tasked with developing a long-term post-COVID-19 strategy for Cayman.

Who else is on the committee?

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Eric Bush, chief officer, Ministry of International Trade

Bobby Bodden​, owner, Bodden Realty

Dan Scott​, regional managing partner at EY and chair of the Education Council

Mark VanDevelde​, CEO, Dart Enterprises

Matthew Wight​, managing director of NCB Group

What areas is it looking into?

Six sub-committees have been established under the leadership of private sector figureheads with a remit to consult widely in their respective sectors and report back with ideas and recommendations to the main committee.

What are the six sectors and who is in charge?

Tourism and hospitality: Pilar Bush, former director of tourism

Technology/infrastructure: Mike Mannisto, partner, EY

Financial services industry: James Bergstrom, partner, Ogier

Retail outlets/other: AL Thompson, owner of AL Thompson’s and head of the Central Planning Authority

Social services/healthcare: Shomari Scott, director of business development, Health City Cayman Islands

Development/construction: Dale Crighton, Crighton Properties

What happens next?

The committees were reporting back to the central committee this week. SEAC will then make recommendations, which Minister Hew can bring to Cabinet to consider.

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