Deborah Musson-Blackwood was appointed to the post of Head of Human Resources for CIMA in July 2011, after having served as the Authority’s Human Resources Manager from 2001 to 2007.
Between 2007 and 2009, Ms. Musson-Blacwood worked with Ernst & Young as People Consultant for the company’s Bahamas and Cayman Islands offices. In 2009 she moved to the Office of the Complaints Commissioner, where she served as an investigator, before returning to CIMA to take up her current post.
Ms. Musson-Blackwood has first-hand experience as a regulator, having begun her career in 1993 in the post of Banking Analyst with the then Financial Services Supervision Department (FSSD) of Government. She gained private sector experience between 1995 and 1997, and, in July 1997, joined the recently established Cayman Islands Monetary Authority as Senior Analyst in the Banking Division. She transferred to CIMA’s Operations Division in 2000 and was promoted to the post of Human Resources Manager in 2001.
Ms. Musson-Blackwood is currently a member of the Cayman Islands Association of Arbitration and Mediation, as well as the Cayman Islands Society for Human Resources Professionals (CISHRP).
She was educated at Barry University, Florida (Bachelors, Cum Laude, in Business Administration, 1990; MBA, 1992), and the University of Portsmouth, UK, (MSc, Human Resources Management, 2004). Her academic awards include Barry University’s School of Business Management Award, and the University of Portsmouth’s Cayman Prize for Best Dissertation, 2004.