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Chief Financial Officer appointed on Turks & Caicos Islands

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Caroline Gardner, Deputy Auditor General for Audit Scotland is appointed new chief financial officer to the Turks and Caicos Islands Government.

A new chief financial officer has been appointed to the Turks and Caicos Islands Government. Caroline Gardner, Deputy Auditor General for Audit Scotland, will take up her responsibilities on 20 September.

The Chief Financial Officer will take responsibility for all financial decisions for the Turks and Caicos Islands Government, under the authority of the Governor.

The Chief Financial Officer will work to strengthen the Government’s capacity and systems to manage its public finances and balance its budget within the next three years. Her appointment follows the announcement earlier this year about the temporary package of financial support from the UK Government.

Caroline Gardner, currently Deputy Auditor General and Controller of Audit for Audit Scotland, brings significant financial expertise to the role.

In this new position Caroline will work closely with Mr Delton Jones, who will continue in his role as Permanent Secretary Finance and the rest of the financial team in the Ministry, building on the significant progress that they have already made.