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 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 the main board of the Cayman Islands Insurance Association which also includes a representative from Life Insurance.
Cayman Islands Insurance Association Board
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 of insurance experience in the UK & the Cayman Islands.
Gordon Phillip, Vice President
Gordon joined the company at its inception in 1984, after 5 years of training and work experience with firms of chartered accountants in London and Cayman. He previously looked after the offshore (captive) insurance management interests of the company, which provided a wealth of experience in the Reinsurance area, before moving into a dedicated Finance / Accounting role. Prior to being promoted to General Manager in mid-2014, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer for a number of years. He holds an MA in business related studies from Aberdeen University, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Gordon has been on the Board of the CIIA since 2014.
Ian Campbell, Vice President
Ian joined the CIIA Board in 2019. He is EVP, Property and Casualty at Island Heritage Insurance Company, Ltd. He is responsible for property and casualty business across both BF&M and Island Heritage. He has more than 22 years of experience in the insurance industry and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in the UK. Prior to joining Island Heritage in 2018, Ian was Group CFO of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group for six years. He also previously held senior positions with Torus Insurance Holdings and Aspen Insurance Holdings.
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 is the Chief Underwriting Officer & Senior Vice President, Underwriting of Briat Insurance Ltd. Annette has also held the equivalent position at Island Heritage Insurance Company Ltd.; Group Risk Manager for the Neal & Massy Group of companies (Trinidad & Tobago) and the General Manager at Risk Management Services Ltd.(Trinidad & Tobago). She has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, Annette is a qualified Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII), and currently serves as Chairman of the General Insurance Standing Committee of the CIIA and is a director on the Board of the Insurance Association of the Caribbean.
Annikki Brown, Health Insurance Standing Committee Chairman
Annikki Brown began her career as a Cayman Islands attorney who moved into the insurance industry when she was offered an in-house position by one of her former clients. She is now the Country Manager and Legal Counsel of the Generali/Utmost Portfolio running the office of their General Agent in the Cayman Islands. Annikki is the newly appointed Chair of the Health Insurance Standing Committee of the Cayman Islands Insurance Association, representing the Health Insurance Industry in the national discourse in relation to health in the Cayman Islands.
Yaremis Hydes , Director
Yaremis is the Vice President of Operations at Aon Risk Solutions (Cayman) Ltd. She has over 15 years experience in the Insurance Industry in the Caribbean mainly in the Cayman Islands. Mrs. Hydes attended Florida State University (FSU), graduating cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science, Risk Management & Insurance (Hons). Yaremis specializes in commercial lines activity, and carries out management & operation duties of the various portfolios of health, life, property and casualty clients. Yaremis is designated in the ARM (Associate Risk Management), and is currently pursuing the CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter).
Mrs. Hydes attended Florida State University (FSU), graduating cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science, Risk Management & Insurance (Hons).
Yaremis specializes in commercial lines activity, and carries out management & operation duties of the various portfolios of health, life, property and casualty clients. Yaremis is designated in the ARM (Associate Risk Management), and is currently pursuing the CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter).
Bill Hagen, Director
Richard Scrivens, Director
Richard has extensive experience working throughout the UK and Caribbean for both insurance companies and brokers in underwriting, claims, sales, and management. He is a Business Development Executive – Insurance, at Fidelity Insurance (Cayman) Ltd. specializing in providing advice and insurance solutions to clients’ insurance needs. He has been on the CIIA Board since 2016. Richard is actively involved in community related activities, lecturing on insurance, mentoring local Caymanian school students, Meals on Wheels, diving, gym, and travel.
Ricardo Bodington, Director
Ricardo Bodington is the Executive Vice President of Caribbean Insurance Practice (International) Limited. He has over twenty-five years’ experience in the Insurance Industry in the Caribbean particularly in the Cayman Island. Ricardo obtained his first professional insurance qualification – Fellow Life Management Institute (FLMI) designation in 1997 and then went on to achieve the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 2015. He was previously the Commercial Lines Underwriting Manager of Island Heritage Insurance Company, Limited where he worked for twelve years gaining valuable Underwriting and Management experience.
Tatiana Brown, Director
Tatiana is the Country Manager for Sagicor Life of the Cayman Islands Ltd. and has over thirteen (13) years’ experience in the Life Insurance industry. Mrs. Brown is Chair of the Life Insurance Standing Committee (LISC) under the Cayman Islands Insurance Association (CIIA), a member of the Cayman Islands Society of Human Resource Professionals (CISHRP) and has completed multiple industry related training courses. Her accomplishments include: Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI), the Associate, Customer Service (ACS) designation and a Bachelor of Science (Bsc.) Degree in Business Administration from the University College of the Cayman Islands.