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HE The Governor Mrs Helen Kilpatrick CB
Mrs Helen Kilpatrick, CB
Her Excellency The Governor
Government Administration Building, George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Mrs Helen Kilpatrick CB has been appointed Governor of the Cayman Islands in succession to Mr Duncan Taylor CBE, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment.  Mrs Kilpatrick will take up her appointment during September 2013.
Mrs Kilpatrick joined the Home Office in April 2005 as the Director General for Finance and Corporate Services.  For a period during 2012 and 2013 she was the acting Home Office Permanent Secretary and Accounting Officer.  She also has extensive experience working in local government, most recently in West Sussex County Council as deputy Chief Executive and Director of Resources, where she was also Treasurer of the Sussex Police Authority, and for a number of London Borough Councils.  Mrs Kilpatrick is a chartered accountant, and a member of the CIPFA Council.  She is also a Board and Finance Committee Member of Chichester Festival Theatre.
On her appointment as Governor of the Cayman Islands, Mrs Kilpatrick has said “I am honoured and delighted to be appointed Governor of the Cayman Islands.  I look forward to working in a constructive partnership with the newly elected government to ensure a safe, successful and sustainable future for the Cayman Islands”.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name:Helen Kilpatrick CB
Children:One son, one daughter
2005 – presentHome Office, Director General (Finance & Corporate Services)
1995 – 2005West Sussex County Council, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Resources.  Also Treasurer, Sussex Police Authority
1989 – 1995London Borough of Greenwich, Controller of Financial Services
1988 – 1989London Borough of Greenwich, Assistant Borough Treasurer
1987 – 1988London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Chief Accountant (Technical)
1986 – 1987 London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Group Accountant (Housing)
1985 – 1986Greater London Council, Group Auditor
1982 – 1985Greater London Council, Graduate Trainee (Finance)