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Leadership Cayman 2021 turns its attention to ‘Immigration & Workforce Development’

Leadership Cayman 2021 met on Wednesday, June 2nd for the Immigration & Workforce Development seminar at the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa.  

The class were tasked with learning about the challenges of balancing and delivering on the demands of the key stakeholders to the immigration process (the Caymanian public, elected officials, expatriate residents, and the private sector), and to explore how the Cayman Islands can contribute to attract there acquired talent in order to compete in today’s global community.

The panelists for this seminar included:

Nicholas Joseph – Partner at HSM Chambers and an expert immigration lawyer

Laura Watler – Acting Director of Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC)

Steve McIntosh – Founder and CEO of CML Offshore Recruitment.

Immigration and Workforce Development issues discussed by panelists and Leadership Cayman class members ranged from the role of WORC in the immigration and employment services, new opportunities for Caymanian job seekers and employers needing to fill vacancies, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on the labour force, specifically in the tourism industry.   

Leadership Cayman class members, Kate Ryley and Roderick Pierson with their LC mentor Laura-Jane Airey organised the seminar.

The Immigration and Workforce Development seminar sponsor was KPMG, while The Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa was the venue sponsor. The major sponsors for the six-month long programme are Cox Lumber Ltd., RBC Royal Bank (Cayman) Limited, and Wheaton Precious Metals.

The class will next meet on Wednesday, June 16th for the ‘Healthcare & Human Services’ seminar.

ABOUT LEADERSHIP CAYMAN: The Leadership Cayman is a signature programme of the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce introduced in 2010. The six-month intensive course enables local leaders to develop new skills and to interact with some of Cayman’s top public and private sector officials and experts during bi-weekly seminars on a range of different topics. Since its launch in 2010, 263 local leaders have completed the programme. For additional information visit: