George Town North
Friday, 26th March
7:15 - 9:30 p.m.
Joseph Xavier Hew
As the Managing Director and Chief Operations Officer of his family’s group of companies, that include Hew’s Hotel & Restaurant Supplies, Restaurant Depot, Bon Vivant, Macdonald’s, the Office Bar, and Hew’s Janitorial, Hon. Joseph “Joey” Hew brings a wealth of successful business experience to public life.
Mr. Hew is a past President of the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce, and headed the Cayman Islands Restaurant Association for five years until it’s amalgamation into the Cayman Islands Tourism Association, where he continued to serve as a Director. In addition he has been Deputy Chairman of the Trade and Business Licensing Board, as well as the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands.
In 2013 he sought office as a George Town candidate under the banner of the Progressives and in winning his seat was named Councillor to the Ministry of Constituency Administration, Tourism and Transport.
Following his re-election in 2017 he was named Minister for Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure.
PPM Manifesto: https://www.theprogressives.ky/2021PPM_Manifesto_FinalFinal.pdf
Renard Johann Moxam
Johann Moxam is a Caymanian dedicated to family, community, and good governance at all levels in the Cayman Islands.
Mr. Moxam studied at the University of Buckingham (UK), earning a Law Degree with Honours and a Master of Law. Devoted to family, he is the proud father to two sons.
He is the grandson of the late Rupert Moxam, from Mary Street, George Town. He grew up playing football and he represented the Cayman Islands on the National Team at various levels. He also represented the Cayman Islands in squash and tennis. He is formally head coach of the Cayman Islands Men’s National Flag Football Team.
As an outspoken community activist and concerned citizen, Johann played a prominent role as one of the founding members and leaders of the Cruise Port Referendum (CPR Cayman) group. This grassroots organisation successfully challenged and won the Judicial Review in the Grand Court, which halted the Government of National Unity’s proposed multi-million dollar cruise berthing facility project. CPR Cayman made history as they secured Cayman’s first People’s Initiated Referendum (as per section 70 of the Cayman Islands Constitutional Order 2009). If the Government chooses to resume the project, it would require a People’s Initiated Referendum if the plan is to resume the project as per the court’s direction.
Johann has 18 plus years of experience in the international financial services industry. Currently, he is the Managing Partner of Lainston International Management Ltd. Before this, Mr. Moxam served in various positions with Merrill Lynch Bank and Trust Company (Cayman), one of the world’s largest publicly traded financial institutions. His roles with the institution, spanning fifteen years, included Assistant Manager, Company Secretary, and Money-Laundering Reporting Officer, serving as Managing Director for more than ten years.
His experience in the financial services industry led to his appointment as Co-Chair of the Chamber of Commerce’s Future of Cayman Economic Development initiative for the “Diversifying the Economy” driver group. He also served as a Director of the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange and a member of the Business Staffing Planning Board. He has also been a member of the Lions Club of Grand Cayman for more than 15 years.
Johann Moxam remains active as a champion for the people, demanding one standard applicable to all for accountability, whether rich or poor, for Caymanians and foreign investors alike. Mr. Moxam continues to advocate tirelessly against corruption and promoting investigations to fight corruption at every level of society. Above all, Moxam believes the country needs to develop a National Plan based on a shared vision for our collective future, with shared values and a plan that balances the needs of the people, the environment and the economy.