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Dilbert promoted to top job in premier’s office

| 01/02/2012 | 53 Comments

LEONARD (234x300).jpg(CNS): Leonard Dilbert, who had been acting as chief officer in the premier's ministry has now been appointed as the Chief of Staff  in charge of the premier’s office and will provide policy and administrative support to McKeeva Bush. The appointment was made by Deputy Governor Donovan Ebanks and announced on the eve of his retirement. Dilbert takes up the new post today (1 February), which was created in keeping with the 2009 Constitution. The job, officials stated, is to “enhance cross-ministry collaboration and cooperation, in support of the policy leadership of the premier.”

Dilbert joined the Cayman Islands Government in 1978 as Labour Officer, and until 1995 served in a variety of positions and departments, rising to the post of permanent secretary (now Chief Officer) in 1992.

Between 1995 and 2005 he completed a Diploma in Legal Studies, worked as an independent consultant, did formal studies in poetry and produced a collection of poems, as well as provided voluntary services to both government and NGOs.

He re-joined the public sector in 2005 as deputy director of the Cayman Islands National Museum and has since served in several ministries, where he played a leading role in the development of major initiatives such as the NALC, the Public Health Review and the Jubilee Park.

Most recently Dilbert worked as senior strategic advisor to the premier, but he has spent much time over the past few years acting as chief officer in the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Community Affairs and the Ministry of Tourism & Development.

Throughout his career Dilbert has made substantial contributions to the development of legislation, policy reforms, relations with international agencies, and institution-building across the government, as well as between government and civil society, officials said in a release regarding his appointment.

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