National Conservation Council – Members

The membership of the Council is established in Schedule 2 to the National Conservation Law, and consists of five statutory voting members, representing the Departments of Environment, Planning, and Agriculture, plus a voting member representing the National Trust for the Cayman Islands; and eight voting members appointed by the Cabinet, of which at least four must have relevant scientific or technical expertise. The Cabinet also appoints the Council’s Chair, who holds a casting vote only, and the Council appoints its non-voting Secretary.

Council members serve two year terms and are eligible for reappointment. The first Council was appointed in 2014 and all members were reappointed in 2016 and 2018.

Chair: McFarlane Connolly

Statutory Government Appointees:

Gina Ebanks-Petrie, director, Department of Environment

Timothy Austin, deputy director, Department of Environment

Adrian Estwick, director, Department of Agriculture

Colleen Stoetzel, on behalf of the Planning Department director

Nadia Hardie, director, National Trust of the Cayman Islands 

  • Cabinet Appointees:
    Patricia Bradley
    Frederic Burton
    Franklin Thompson
    Lisa Hurlston-McKenzie
    Dominic Oliver Williams
    Edward Chisholm
    Pedro Lazzari 

Secretary: John Bothwell