Henry Smith was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority effective 30 March 2019.
Mr. Smith has over 30 years of practical experience as a lawyer working in the financial services industry and advising clients in relation to, amongst other things, international corporate financing transactions and the formation and regulation of investment funds.
He began his career with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in 1987. He worked in their London, New York and Tokyo offices until 1994 at which time he moved to the Cayman Islands and joined Maples (formerly known as Maples and Calder) as an Attorney-at-Law. He was made partner in 1999 and served as the firm’s Global Managing Partner from 2009 to 2015 before retiring from the firm in 2017. He also served as a board director of Maples Corporate Services Ltd. and MaplesFS Ltd. In addition to his legal experience, he has wide ranging experience of dealing with international media and government legislative and regulatory initiatives in the financial services industry. He served for many years as a director on the global council of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and as a director of Cayman Finance.
Mr. Smith was educated at Manchester Grammar School, the College of Law, Lancaster Gate, London and Downing College, Cambridge University at which he earned a Master of Arts degree in Law.