The ICO Team
Acting Information Commissioner
Mr. Liebaers joined the Information Commissioner’s Office in the Cayman Islands as Deputy Information Commissioner in June 2010. He brings with him extensive knowledge of Freedom of Information legislation, having sat as a member of the FOI Working Group, the drafting committee of the Cayman Islands FOI Bill from 2005 to 2007, as well as the FOI Steering and Implementation Planning Committees which assisted in the development and planning of FOI in the Cayman Islands. Mr. Liebaers currently sits on the Data Protection Working Group which is preparing data protection legislation for the Government of the Cayman Islands.
Prior to this, Mr. Liebaers held several positions relating to FOI, archives and records management in Europe, Canada and the Cayman Islands. From 1997 to 2007 Mr. Liebaers was Head of Archives and Records Management and Deputy Director in the Cayman Islands National Archive, where he created the Records Policy Unit and spearheaded the development and implementation of new public records legislation, the National Archive and Public Records Law, 2007.
Mr. Liebaers holds a Master of Arts degree (MA) in history from York University, and a Master of Laws degree (LLM) in Information rights from Northumbria University, specializing in FOI and Data Protection. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the Academy of Certified Archivists, the Association of Records Managers and Administrators, and the Canadian Association of Professional Access and Privacy Administrators.
Mr. Liebaers was appointed the Acting Information Commissioner on 1 January 2014.
Acting Deputy Information Commissioner and Senior Appeals and Policy Analyst
Cory re-joined the Information Commissioner's Office in October 2013 as the Senior Appeals and Policy Analyst after previously working here from September 2009 to 2010.
Cory came to this office from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia where he worked for 7 years. At the OIPC his primary responsibilities included conducting mediations and investigations involving the provincial government as well as private businesses. He has previously worked for Citizenship and Immigration Canada as an Immigration Officer and as a Conservation Officer for the Ministry of Environment. He was also a commissioned officer with the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve for 6 years.
Cory has a diploma in Resource Management Officer Technology from Vancouver Island University, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Thompson Rivers University, a Professional Specialization Certificate in Public Sector Management from the University of Victoria and a Post Graduate Diploma in Information Rights Law and Practice from the University of Northumbria. He is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional with the International Association of Privacy Professionals with specializations in Canadian and European privacy law.
Cory was appointed Acting Deputy Information Commissioner effective 1 January 2014.
Appeals and Compliance Analyst
Charlene joined the ICO team on 1 April 2015. Charlene is a certified paralegal and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management Studies from the University of the West Indies. Since joining the ICO, Charlene received her Practitioner Certificate in Freedom of Information ("PC.foi"); she has received training in Mediation with the Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiation, and Information Management training with the Cayman Islands Government Freedom of Information Unit. She has been a Cayman Islands Government employee for over 10 years.
Registrar of Hearings/Deputy Information Manager
Derrylee has a Master of Arts Degree in Leading Innovation and Change which she earned from York St. John University. She joined the ICO team on March 2016 and is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the hearing process and ensuring that procedures during a hearing are in line with administrative fairness and natural justice. Derrylee is trained in Mediation with the Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiation as well as Information Management with the Cayman Islands Government, Freedom of Information Unit. Currently enrolled at the University of Salford Manchester, Derrylee is pursuing a Law Degree (LLM) in International Commercial Law. Prior to joining the ICO team Derrylee worked for the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism.
Office Manager/Information Manager
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