The Advisory Committee on the Prerogative of Mercy (ACPM) is a new body established under sections 39 and 40 of the Cayman Islands Constitution Order 2009.
George McCarthy, Donovon Ebanks, Kurt Tibbetts and Peter Gough attended a Commonwealth Secretariat Workshop and looked at leading edge public sector reform programmes, particularly the New Zealand experience.
The Financial Management Initiative (FMI) was developed as a result.
Governor Owen sets up a Strategic Integration Group to bring together the separate reforms initiated over previous years.
Further reviews were carried out by the UK National Audit Office on the Public Finance & Audit Law Review, but no significant changes were made and a review of General Orders was also undertaken by Michael Bradley QC which again resulted in no changes.
Under the auspices of the Accountant General, Alan Mason, a review was done of the financial computer system and an integrated information systems (IRIS) was implemented on an Oracle platform to cover accounts payable and receivables, payroll, and HR.
Governor Owen also introduced Vision 2008 the first ever ten year strategic plan for the Cayman Islands. Under the direction of Joy Basdeo country wide polling was undertaken and a number of focus groups were established. Community outcomes were agreed to establish a strategic direction for the various sectors of the community.
Governor Owen introduced Reinvention. Under the direction of Donovan Ebanks and Peter Gough, government agencies were asked to critically examine their organization in terms of service & customer delivery and costs and given license to rethink the business and to develop a more entrepreneurial approach.
Under the guidance of Governor Gore a downsizing exercise was commenced and a number of agencies were merged to create mega departments.
The Deputy Financial Secretary, Joel Walton introduced fundamental changes to Budget Management:
The Permanent Secretary, Personnel, Jenny Manderson established a Management Service Unit.
Under the leadership of Peter Gough, the new Director, the unit:
Last Updated 2015-11-12