Thursday 12 December, 2019

Former Butterfield exec announced as Cayman Finance Chairman

Former Managing Director and Senior Executive Vice President of International Banking at Butterfield Group, Conor O’Dea is the new Chairman of Cayman Finance.

O’Dea replaces previous Cayman Finance Chairman, Ian Wight, who held the position for three years.

Since 1989,  O’Dea worked for Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited in various capacities. He ended his executive career with a stint as Managing Director Cayman and President & Chief Operating Officer, BNTB Group.

In April 2016, he retired from executive responsibilities with Butterfield Group and assumed a non-executive role as Director of BNTB Board and Chairman of Butterfield’s Board.

Throughout his career, Mr O’Dea has also served in various associate and government positions, including President at the Cayman Islands Banker’s Association and the Chamber of Commerce.

Cayman Finance CEO Jude Scott noted that he was excited to welcome the new chairman as well as  thanked the outgoing chairman.

“Cayman Finance thanks Mr Wight for three successful years,”Scott said.

We have made a tremendous amount of progress and overcome many obstacles with Ian at the helm, and are grateful to him for the time he has given us," he added.

Scott further discussed the busy year that Cayman Finance has had, from introducing new focuses such as reinsurance and FinTech, to dealing with international pressures, to celebrating achievements both local and international.

“We are excited to add Mr O’Dea’s talent to Cayman Finance and look forward to working with him going forward to protect, promote and grow the Cayman Islands financial services industry,” he said.

 “His many years of experience and depth of knowledge are sure to be a great asset in helping achieve Cayman Finance’s goals,” he added.

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