(CMR) The Ministry of Tourism and Ports has announced the promotion of Oliver Parker from Deputy Chief Financial Officer to Chief Financial Officer and has welcomed Jilynne Cayasso as the new Assistant Human Resources Manager.
Parker, who holds a Master's in Business Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant, brings 10 years of experience in the Civil Service and a strong background in financial management to his new role. As the Chief Financial Officer, he will be responsible for overseeing all financial operations and strategic planning for the Ministry.
First joining the Civil Service in 2013 as a Financial Accountant with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), his dedication and expertise quickly became evident, leading to his secondment to the Needs Assessment Unit (NAU) in 2014. During this time, he played a key role in establishing the NAU's policies and procedures, setting a solid foundation for the unit's success.
In 2015, Parker joined the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development as a Deputy Chief Financial Officer, where he continued to showcase his skills in the financial arena and leadership abilities.
In 2020, he joined the Ministry of District Administration and Tourism as a Deputy Chief Financial Officer, further expanding his knowledge and demonstrating his proficiency in his chosen field.
Stran Bodden, Chief Officer at the Ministry of Tourism and Ports, congratulates Parker on his well-deserved promotion.
“Mr. Parker was the clear successful candidate during the recruitment process and brings significant background and experience within the accounting field. We have no doubt that his leadership skills, financial expertise, and dedication to excellence will continue to contribute to the Ministry's continued growth and success,” Bodden said.
Cayasso holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and a Master's Degree in Human Resources Management. She has nine years of experience as an HR generalist and is a member of the Cayman Islands Society of Human Resources Professionals (CISHRP).
Prior to joining the Ministry of Tourism and Ports, Cayasso gained valuable experience working in both the private sector and civil service. She spent five years in the private sector, developing a solid foundation in HR practices and contributing to the success of various organizations. In 2019, she transitioned to the civil service, where she served as an HR Officer at the Department of Environmental Health as well as the Ministry of Youth, Sports, Culture & Heritage.
With a notable background in human resources, Cayasso will play a vital role in supporting the ministry's talent management, employee development, and overall HR strategies.
“We are confident that Ms. Cayasso's expertise and enthusiasm will greatly contribute to the HR team's success. Her wealth of experience, combined with her commitment to professional development and her comprehensive understanding of HR best practices and regulations, will be instrumental in supporting the ministry's HR initiatives and make her an excellent addition to the ministry,” said Bodden.
Both Parker and Cayasso officially began their roles on September 1, 2023.