(CMR) UCCI board chairman Gilbert McLean has been appointed as chairman of the National Roads Authority (NRA) board of directors, replacing Alric Lindsay, who resigned last year.
The former Cabinet minister will serve for three years until 2025. Other new members of the NRA board are Mr Dominique Williams, Ms Decia M. Foster, and Mr Peter Campbell.
Mr. McLean is expected to have his hands full, overseeing two very important boards. As chairman of the board at the NRA, he is expected to oversee a major road development, the East-West Arterial Extension, during his tenure as board chairman. This controversial project is expected to reduce Cayman's traffic problem significantly. Public consultations will be held next month to discuss the project.
While Mr. McLean is now reportedly paid a stipend of $48,000 per year as chairman of the UCCI board, it is understood that the stipend for NRA'S board member is around $4,000 per year.
McLean, a former Government school educator, was employed to the Civil Service in varying leadership capacities, including Government Training Officer, Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works, Senior Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of Planning, Lands and Natural Resources, and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Aviation and Trade.
He also served as a Legislator for 12 years, the last four of which he was designated Minister responsible for Health, Agriculture, Aviation, District Administration, and Works.