New faces join local public sector commissions

| 05/04/2013

donovan ebanks (225x300).jpg(CNS): The governor has appointed five newpeople to a number of commissions that fall under his remit.  Attorney David Ritch has been appointed Chairman of the Constitutional Commission for a period of three years while accountant Ian Wight has been appointed as a member of the Commission for Standards in Public Life. The former deputy governor Donovan Ebanks has been appointed Chairman of the Civil Service Appeals Commission for a period of three years while Stacey VanDevelde and Deanna Look Loy have been appointed to serve asmembers of that commission. 

Ritch is the Senior Partner at the firm he founded, Ritch and Conolly and a past president of the Law Society who has served on numerous Government Statutory Boards.  Ian Wight, a local consultant, worked as Managing Partner of Deloitte in the Cayman Islands for over twenty years. He has been an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales since 1974 and a Fellow since 1981.  He is a member of the Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants since 1979. 

Donovan Ebanks worked as a public servant for thirty-six years in the Public Works Department and then as Deputy Chief Secretary, Chief Secretary and then became the first Deputy Governor of the Cayman Islands. He is former Chairman of the National Hurricane Committee and the National Hazard Management Council.  He currently serves as Chairman of the Records Management Advisory Committee. 

Stacey VanDevelde formerly worked at KPMG and was a member of the Board of the Cayman Islands Society for Human Resource Professionals (CISHRP) from 2000 and served as President from 2006 to 2008. Deanna Look Loy was Director of Social Services for 17 of her 37 years in the public sector.

“I am honoured to be able to appoint such outstanding members of the community into these important roles,” the governor, Duncan Taylor stated.  “Their extensive knowledge and experience will be invaluable to the Commissions they serve on.  I am confident that this will help ensure that the Commissions meet their legislative and constitutional remits effectively.”

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