She will succeed Mr Duncan Taylor CBE, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mrs Kilpatrick will take up her appointment during September 2013.
Mrs Kilpatrick joined the Home Office in April 2005 as the Director General for Finance and Corporate Services. For a period during 2012 and 2013 she was the acting Home Office Permanent Secretary and Accounting Officer.
She also has extensive experience working in local government, most recently in West Sussex County Council as deputy Chief Executive and Director of Resources, where she was also Treasurer of the Sussex Police Authority, and for a number of London Borough Councils.
Mrs Kilpatrick is a chartered accountant, and a member of the CIPFA Council. She is also a Board and Finance Committee Member of Chichester Festival Theatre. Mrs Kilpatrick will transfer from the Home Office to the FCO for this appointment.
On her appointment as Governor of the Cayman Islands, Mrs Kilpatrick has said:
I am honoured and delighted to be appointed Governor of the Cayman Islands. I look forward to working in a constructive partnership with the newly elected government to ensure a safe, successful and sustainable future for the Cayman Islands.
||Helen Kilpatrick CB
||One son, one daughter
|2005 – present
||Home Office, Director General (Finance & Corporate Services)
|1995 – 2005
||West Sussex County Council, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Resources. Also Treasurer, Sussex Police Authority
|1989 – 1995
||London Borough of Greenwich, Controller of Financial Services
|1988 – 1989
||London Borough of Greenwich, Assistant Borough Treasurer
|1987 – 1988
||London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Chief Accountant (Technical)
|1986 – 1987
||London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Group Accountant (Housing)
|1985 – 1986
||Greater London Council, Group Auditor
|1982 – 1985
||Greater London Council, Graduate Trainee (Finance)
UK and the Cayman Islands
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