About Us

The Cayman Islands Insurance Association (“CIIA”) was formed in 2004 to bring together the various associations representing the insurance industry in the Cayman Islands. The intention is to create a single body that can respond to and advise the public on insurance issues and to have a single voice in discussions with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, who regulate the insurance industry. We have two Standing Committees: the General Insurance Standing Committee (“GISC”) and the Health Insurance Standing Committee (“HISC”), and a main board of the Cayman Islands Insurance Association which also includes a representative from Life Insurance.

We’d like to introduce you to our officers:

John Cameron, President

John Cameron is the General Manager of British Caymanian Insurance Company (“BritCay”) & has been with the company for more than 25 years.  He has 45 years insurance experience in the UK & the Cayman Islands.

Gordon Philip, Vice President


Linda Key, Secretary

Linda Key has worked within the insurance industry for over 25 years. Ms. Key joined the Cayman Insurance Centre in 1991 & took over the Presidency from Spencer Marshall who retired in 1993.  She has experience in all lines of general insurance business.  Linda is the CIIA Secretary & an active member of the Continuing Professional Development Sub-Committee. She is the designated Presiding Officer for the Chartered Insurance Institute (“CII”) exams in Cayman.

Heather Lanigan, Treasurer

Heather Lanigan has worked in the insurance industry for over 20 years. She worked with General Accident Insurance (Ja.) Ltd in various management positions before coming to Grand Cayman to manage The Insurance Company of the West Indies (Cayman) Ltd. Heather is the Treasurer of the CIIA.

Annette Jim, General Insurance Standing Committee Chairman

Annette Jim has worked in the insurance industry for more than 20 years.  She has experience in all lines of general insurance business in the Caribbean being responsible for the marketing & servicing of the insurance programmes for several large multinational industrial accounts, financial service sector business and local conglomerates. Prior to joining Island Heritage she was the Group Risk Manager for the Neal & Massy Group of Companies based in Trinidad.  Annette is the Chief Underwriting Officer of Island Heritage Insurance Co. Ltd.  Annette is Chairperson of the General Insurance Standing Committee.

Seeta Paltoo, Health Insurance Standing Committee Chairman

Seeta Paltoo is employed with Cayman First Insurance Limited & has over 33 years of insurance experience with more than 15 years in a management capacity in Trinidad, Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean Islands & Cayman. She is currently the Chairperson of the CIIA Health Insurance Standing Committee. She has a Masters Degree in General Executive Management (MBA); Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (BS) and Professional Insurance Designations-HIA and ALHC.

Nigel Twohey, Director


Bill Hagen , Director


Richard Scrivens, Director


Ricardo Bodington, Director