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Board Composition


The AOA Board comprises:


  • The AOA’s Managing Director (ex officio)
  • The Auditor General of the Cayman Islands
  • The Financial Secretary of the Cayman Islands
  • 3 directors appointed by the Cayman Islands Government, to be retired public accountants and one of whom is not resident in the Cayman Islands.


Michael Austin
Position:  Chairman
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Michael Austin is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, an Associate Member of The Chartered Institute of Taxation, a Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, a Member of the Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants, a Member of the Cayman Islands Institute of Directors, and a Notary Pu....

Paul Anderton
Position:  Deputy Chairman
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Paul Anderton is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He had a career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Cayman from 1983 to June 2010, serving as audit engagement leader for a wide variety of clients in the financial services industry (including banks, trust companies, hedge funds, special purpose vehicl....

Donald Cockburn
Position:  Managing Director
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Donald (Don) Cockburn served as Vice President of Canadian Public Accountability Board (CPAB) from 2004 to 2010 where he led numerous inspections of accounting firms of various sizes and served on CPAB’s Management Committee. He was also a Member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) Auditing Standards Committee from 198....

Kenneth Jefferson
Position:  Director
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Kenneth Jefferson was appointed Financial Secretary on 1 November 2004. As Financial Secretary, he is the chief policy advisor to the Premier and Minister of Finance and has overall responsibility for all aspects of the government’s regulatory, fiscal and budget management operations.

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Alister Mason
Position:  Director
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Alister Mason is a consultant in Toronto who has worked with the Ontario Securities Commission, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and the International Federation of Accountants.  Previously, he was with Deloitte & Touche and its predecessor firms for over thirty years, which included periods as an audit partner....