Cayman Islands: New governor Helen Kilpatrick first accountant to hold post

Potentially positive news from the Cayman Islands:

“Helen Kilpatrick CB will become not only the first woman to take up the governor’s job in the Cayman Islands when Duncan Taylor departs, but the first accountant rather than an FCO diplomat.”

“There was no other comment from the FCO or any further explanation for the unusual choice but it clearly indicates the UK’s desire to have a financial expert overseeing the UK’s interest in Cayman rather than one skilled in the art of diplomacy.”

Ms Kilpatrick is already in Cayman and was sworn in last Friday. Another encouraging sign is that Ms Kilpatrick’s accounting career has been entirely in the public sector including West Sussex County Council and a number of London Borough Councils.

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