Jennifer Dilbert is the Cayman Islands’ first Information Commissioner, having been appointed to this position on 5th January 2009. Prior to this, she served as the Cayman Islands Government Representative in the United Kingdom from August 2000. During this time, she was seconded for a period to head the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.
The Information Commissioner heads the independent Information Commissioner’s Office and her powers under the Freedom of Information Law include to hear, investigate and rule on appeals filed under the Law, and to monitor compliance with the Law.
As the Cayman Islands Government Representative in the United Kingdom, Mrs. Dilbert headed the Cayman Islands Government Office in the UK, which performs a semi-consular function and is similar to a High Commission. The Representative enjoys semi-diplomatic status, representing the Cayman Islands in various capacities in the UK and the European Union.
Mrs. Dilbert was Executive Director of Deutsche Bank (Cayman) Ltd. from 1996 to 1999 and she previously served with the Cayman Islands Government for 17 years, 15 of which were spent in supervision of the financial services industry. As Inspector of Financial Services for the Cayman Islands Government, she headed the Financial Services supervision Department, the precursor to the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority. This Department was responsible for the regulation of the Cayman Islands financial industry. Prior to this, Mrs. Dilbert managed the Cayman Islands Currency Board and the 1979 population census. She is an economics graduate of the University of Western Ontario in Canada.
She has served on various Boards and Committees in the Cayman Islands Government, the Financial Industry, and the Cayman community including the Board of Monetary Authority; the Council of the Stock Exchange; Vice President of the Bankers Association; Treasurer of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Committee, President of the Cayman Prep School PTA and Board of Elders, Chorister and Head of the Finance Committee for the John Gray United Church. As UK Representative Mrs. Dilbert was appointed to the Boards of the Associations for Overseas Countries and Territories of the UK and the European Union.
Mrs. Dilbert was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2005, and as a Justice of the Peace in and for the Cayman Islands in 2006.
She is married to Leonard Dilbert, Chief of Staff in the Office of the Premier, and they have two daughters, a grand-daughter and a grand-son.