"You serve as a role model for all Cayman Islands Civil Servants..."
Deputy Governor Franz Manderson
Published 31st May 2017, 9:36am
Cayman Islands Government Employee of the Month for May is Lauren Knight for being Most Energetic.
Ms. Knight, Manager of the Internal Audit Service, joined the civil service in 2014 and manages a team of four. Standing at over six feet tall, this former Miss Teen’s stature alone helps her to stand out. But it is her energy and ability to completely focus on the task at hand that inspires her colleagues to perform to their best ability.
During her tenure as Manager, Ms. Knight has introduced standardised working papers that allow for universal reporting and conducted an internal audit of the CIG’s Official Travel Policy. On top of her work responsibilities, this mother of three sons earned two certifications this year: Certified Internal Auditor and Risk Management Assurance. Additionally, she is passionate about giving back to the community and organised a group of Lighthouse School students to spend a career day with colleagues at the Portfolio of the Civil Service.
Deputy Governor Franz Manderson thanked Lauren for the enthusiasm she brings to her work: “You serve as a role model for all Cayman Islands Civil Servants. Your approach to your work and the quality of your recommendations has been a catalyst for change in many Government departments. You demonstrate a remarkable level of drive by being an energetic and high performing auditor.”
“I am also grateful that you found the time to work with students at the Lighthouse School, having recently arranged for them to spend the day with colleagues in the Portfolio. This was a very rewarding experience for both the students and civil servants, and we are all very grateful to work with such a caring and thoughtful individual like you.”
“We have a diverse team of internal auditors and Lauren manages them all, while valuing the diversity and different strengths that each brings. Additionally, she scrutinises the output of the Internal Audit Service to ensure its recommendations improve government activity and adds value for money.”
Acting Director of Internal Audit Andy Bonner said, “There are many thousands of Internal Auditors in the world. With Ms. Lauren Knight, the Cayman Islands Government probably has the most energetic one. She puts 110% into everything she does. She always takes a positive approach to whatever comes her way and inspires everyone around her. She demonstrates immense passion, drive and dedication to her profession. A star amongst stars within the Internal Audit Service. Ms. Lauren is truly deserving of the honour of being a recipient of the Deputy Governor’s Award Programme. We are very proud of her.”