Governor to the Cayman Islands

Helen Kilpatrick CB


Mrs Helen Kilpatrick CB succeeded Mr. Duncan Taylor CBE as Governor of the Cayman Islands 6 September 2013. Previously, Helen worked in the Home Office in 2005 as Director General of the Financial and Commercial Group. In addition to her duties as Director General, Helen is Home Office board champion for diversity, gender, devolution, sustainability and better regulation.

Helen’s career history includes:

  • joining the finance department of the Greater London Council in 1982.
  • qualifying as a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy in 1986
  • holding a variety of posts in London boroughs, including, from 1989 to 1995, that of controller of financial services at Greenwich.
  • working as director for resources and county treasurer at West Sussex county council in 1995, later becoming deputy chief executive

Governor to the Cayman Islands

The Governor is the representative of Her Majesty The Queen in a British Overseas Territory. The Governor acts as the de facto head of state and is usually responsible for appointing the head of government, and senior political positions in the territory. The Governor is also responsible for liaising with the UK Government, and carrying out any ceremonial duties.

Previous roles in government

  1. Director General, Financial and Commercial Group

    • 2005 to 2013


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  1. Acceptance Speech by Her Excellency the Governor

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