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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
  • up to 3 directors appointed by the Cayman Islands Government, to be retired public accountants and one of whom is not resident in the Cayman Islands. Public accountants joining the AOA Board are required to have been out of public practice for at least 3 years.


Michael Austin (retired 3 May 2022; replacement appointment pending)
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 Institute of Professional Accountants, a Member of the Cayman Islands Institute of Directors, and a Notary ....

Alister Mason
Position:  Deputy Chairman/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....

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.

Prior to joining th....

Sue Winspear
Position:  Director
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Sue Winspear joined the board when she became Auditor General of the Cayman Islands in July 2016.  Prior to that Sue was Executive Leader Local Services with the UK’s National Audit Office from January 2014. Sue was a NAO executive board mem....

Glen Wigney
Position:  Director
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Glen Wigney is formerly a member of Deloitte & Touche’s global financial services team and has over 30 years of experience with Deloitte in three countries.  After starting his career in his native Canada, he joined Deloitte’s Cayman Islands practice in 1989.  During his 20 years with Deloitte Cayman he served on various alternative investment ma....