Miss Deborah Ebanks, Cert. Hon, NP, a local specialist in banking operations and cash management, was appointed to the post of Head of Currency at the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) on 3 March 2009.
Her responsibilities include managing the Cayman Islands currency supply, monitoring the external investment manager for the currency reserve investments and advising the Board of Directors through the Managing Director on issues related to the supply and security of the currency and the investment of the currency reserve.
Miss Ebanks has over 30 years’ experience in banking, accounting, investment management and trust. Prior to joining CIMA, she spent five years as the Senior Operations Specialist/Assistant Vice President for Julius Baer Bank and Trust Company Ltd. For the five years previous, she was that company’s Senior Banking Administrator/Assistant Vice President.
Miss Ebanks began her professional career as a stenographer/senior secretary at Royal Bank of Canada Trust Company (Cayman) Limited/ RoyWest Trust Corporation (Cayman) Limited before moving to First Cayman Trust Company Limited where her secretarial duties expanded to include banking, accounting and supervisory duties.
From 1987 to 1998 she worked at Royal Bank of Canada Trust Company (Cayman) Limited, starting out as an administrative officer and Assistant to the Managing Director. She was promoted to trust officer, providing services to a portfolio of trusts, managing companies and custody accounts, representing banks, mutual funds and estates.
Miss Ebanks holds an Associate of Applied Science – Accounting degree from the Community College of the Cayman Islands. She holds the distinction of being the first female President of the Lions Club of Grand Cayman. She was also awarded the Cayman Islands Certificate and Badge of Honour for her services to the community in 2003. She currently is the Chairman of the Parole Commissioners Board and a member of the Cayman Islands Cricket Association Women Development Committee.