Aubrey Bodden has been named Chief Internal Communication Officer for the Cayman Islands Government.
The announcement was made on Friday, and comes as many organisations around the world are increasingly recognising the importance of effective internal communications in driving high performance.
Bodden will report directly to Cabinet Secretary Samuel Rose.
“Given her exemplary track record, I am very confident Ms. Bodden will excel in her new post. This is an outstanding achievement for both her and the civil service, ” Said Rose speaking of Bodden’s appointment.
“The responsibilities of this new post are wide-ranging and varied and Ms. Bodden’s skills and experience devising organisational strategies and plans will be useful in her new leadership role, “ he added.
Asked about her promotion, Bodden said, “I am excited about the opportunity to engage with civil servants and support organisational change. With the launch of the 5-Year Strategic Plan we hope to connect and re-connect people to our purpose and vision, promote collaboration, and ensure all civil servants have the information they need to know what is expected of them and perform at exceptional levels.”
Bodden has rapidly ascended the ranks during her tenure with the CIG.
Prior to taking up her current post, Bodden was a Policy Analyst in the Cabinet Office, involved in strategic planning and policy processes.
While working full-time, she completed a Master of Science with distinction in Public Policy & Management at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.
The new post will have a huge impact on how civil servants are engaged to deliver on Government’s and departmental priorities.
Embedding a new internal communications framework and strategy is also part of a broader move to increase communications capabilities in the public sector.
The post was advertised within the civil service since the focus of the role is internal and an intimate and current working knowledge of the public service is required.