Finance and Administration

Provide effective financial, administrative and operational support services to enable the Department of Tourism in developing and optimizing tourism in a sustainable manner for the people of the Cayman Islands.

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  • Kyle McLean

    Assistant Director, Finance and Administration
    KMclean@caymanislands.ky

    Kyle holds the title of Assistant Director, Finance and Administration and has the primary responsibility of enabling the Department to carry out its main role as a Marketing and Advertising agency for the Cayman Islands. Kyle has worked with the Cayman Islands Government for 17 years in various areas of the Civil Service. He originally worked with the Department of Tourism from 2003 to 2005 as Financial Administrator, after which he became Deputy Chief Financial Officer in the Ministry of District Administration, Planning, Agriculture and Housing. He later rejoined the Department of Tourism in 2011 in his current role. Prior to his Civil Service career, Kyle worked in retail, banking and the tourism industry. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Stetson University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the International College of the Cayman Islands. Kyle believes in encouraging teammates to reach their highest potential and work together to achieve the greatest results for the benefit of the Cayman Islands.

  • Georgette Bodden

    Manager, Budget and Reporting
    GBodden@caymanislands.ky

    Georgette Bodden, Manager for Budget and Reporting, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and has been employed with the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism since April 2011. Prior to employment with the department, Georgette worked as an Accounts Officer in the Ministry of Employment, Youth Sports and Culture, a Financial Accountant with the Health Regulatory Services, and as a Staff Accountant with Rothstein Kass just to name a few. Since commencing employment with the Cayman Islands Government in 2002, Georgette’s various positions and years of experience afforded her numerous opportunities to learn the ins and outs of the Government’s financial processes. This knowledge has contributed to her success as the Budget and Reporting Manager where she prepares and manages the budget and expenditure activity for the department.

  • Christina Smith

    Operations Administrator
    CSmith@caymanislands.ky

    Christina Smith Rivers is the Operations Administrator with the Finance and Administrative Unit.  She commenced her employment with the Department of Tourism in 2016, with the responsibility to provide administrative services to the department, locally and overseas, coordinating day to day operational activities and managing projects and contractual arrangements for all operational services.
     
    Christina has worked with the Cayman Islands Government for more than 10 years, with experience in Office Administration, Finance, Human Resources and Facilities Management. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the International College of the Cayman Islands and a Certificate in HR Practice (CHRP) from the University of Portsmouth.

  • Schelita Corpus

    Accounts Receivable Supervisor
    SCorpus@caymanislands.ky

    Schelita Corpus has been employed with the Department of Tourism for over 21 years. She currently works in the capacity of Accounts Receivable Supervisor for the Finance and Administration Unit. In this role, she is primarily responsible for overseeing all accounts receivable functions and getting hands-on with the inspection and audit of records as well as the collection of tourism-related taxes and fees. One of her greatest accomplishments is the revamping the Accounts Receivable division and its processes.  Prior to joining the Department, Schelita worked in the banking industry, bringing over 10 years of experience to her current role. She loves being a part of a strong team and aspires to one day become a manager within the Department of Tourism.

  • Havenly (Jet) Henry

    Account Officer (Payable)
    HHenry@caymanislands.ky

    Havenly Henry has been working with the Department of Tourism for 12 years, initially starting out in Reconciliations before taking on her role as an Accounts Officer for the Finance and Administration Unit. In this position, she is mainly responsible for the payment and reconciliation of invoices. She brings around 30 years of experience in the banking industry to her current role.  Havenly’s favourite aspect of working for CIDOT is the people. She loves her unit as well as working alongside her other CIDOT co-workers day to day. When she’s not at work, Havenly thoroughly enjoys gardening and cooking—many have dubbed her the best baker in the entire Department!

  • Kim Berry

    Accounts Payable Supervisor
    KBerry@caymanislands.ky

    Kim Berry holds the title of Accounts Payable Supervisor and has the primary responsibility of overseeing the Department’s accounts payable functions. She started with CIDOT as a temp and later held the position of Accounts Officer before being promoted to her current role within the Finance and Administration Unit. She is extremely proud to have been recognized by the Department for her hard work and dedication to her job. 

    Kim has been employed with the Department of Tourism for 14 years and brings 8 years of prior experience in the finance industry to her role. She is currently working towards earning a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance at the International College of the Cayman Islands.

  • Wendy Callender

    Accounts Officer (Receivable)
    WCallender@caymanislands.ky

    Wendy Callender has been employed with the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism for 29 years. She joined the Department as a Clerical Officer and later worked her way up to the position of Executive Officer. Wendy now works in the capacity of Accounts Officer (Receivable) for the Finance and Administration Unit. Her current role involves the collection of Tourism Accommodation Taxes, hotel and licensing fees, and other departmental revenues. Wendy completed an Introduction to Accounts course at the International College of the Cayman Islands and she aspires to take more courses in the future. She genuinely enjoys the details of her day-to-day work at the Department of Tourism – just as much she loves reading a good Christian fiction novel. 

  • Michael Gardner

    Accounts Officer (Receivable)
    MGardner@caymanislands.ky

    Michael Gardener joined the Department of Tourism in 2008 and currently holds the title of Accounts Officer (Receivable) for the Finance and Administration Unit. His duties include the collection of tourism-related taxes and fees as well as the inspection and audit of records.

    Prior to becoming a part of the CIDOT team, Michael worked for the Life of Jamaica Insurance Company as a paralegal and the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority as a Registration and Admissions Manager. 

    Michael completed a professional course in debt collection at the University of Florida, a financial accounting course at the International College of the Cayman Islands (ICCI), and has a degree in Supervising and Management from the University of West Indies. 

    While Michael brings over 25 years’ experience in the Accounting field, he asserts that working at the Department of Tourism is one of the most fulfilling experiences he’s encountered. He is proud to be a part of a team that takes pride in providing exemplary customer service and being Íš’Caymankind’.

  • Rachel Powell

    Office Attendant
    RPowell@caymanislands.ky

    As the Department of Tourism’s Office Attendant, Rachel provides administrative support to the Finance and Administration Unit. Prior to joining the Civil Service, she worked in the private sector for 25 years. Rachel has served the Department of Tourism as a public servant for 12 years and continues to enhance her wealth of knowledge and experience by taking online administrative courses.

    Rachel is known as one of the more quiet individuals in the office, who is always found with a smile and willingness to assist in any way she can. She enjoys working for the Department of Tourism because there are many opportunities for professional development.