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GIS Chief Moves On

Financial Services Secretariat's new Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Angela Piercy.

Following a 12-year stint with GIS Marketing and Communications (GIS), the department's Chief Information Officer (CIO) Mrs. Angela Piercy, is appointed Head of Communications and Public Affairs, in the Financial Services Secretariat.

Mrs. Piercy's new position involves communication support for policy and legislative initiatives, market development activities and the overall reputation of the country's financial services sector.

She is looking forward to the challenges associated with the post.

"The move to the Financial Services Secretariat provides fresh horizons for me, and the chance to focus my efforts on one of the country's most vital industries," she said.

Mrs. Piercy enjoyed her time with GIS, and said she will miss many aspects of her work with the department. "Equally, I will miss my GIS colleagues," she added. "I have been fortunate to work with a great team, as well as some very dedicated persons across the civil service."

Cabinet Secretary Mr. Orrett Connor also commented: "Working with Angela in her capacity as CIO has been a pleasure and her presence will be missed," he said. "It is therefore good to know that the Cayman Islands Government will still benefit from her expertise."

Mrs. Piercy joined GIS in December 1998 as an information officer and was promoted to Manager of Information and Public Affairs in January 2006. Last year, her appointment as Chief Information Officer was made retroactive to September 2009.

She holds a master's in integrated marketing communications from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, and a bachelor's degree in mass communication from St. Bonaventure University in Olean, New York.

Gained over more than two decades, Mrs. Piercy's broad media experience includes extended periods as a journalist and newspaper editor, both in the US and locally.


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