Jewel Evans Lindsey, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Public Service Pensions Board (PSPB) is pleased to announce the promotion of a young professional Caymanian, Ledra Lawrence, to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Lawrence has been with the PSPB since 2008 in various roles and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this senior executive position.
With the promotion, Ms. Lawrence has direct accountability for key operational decisions made by the Authority and she will provide strategic direction in the overall development and delivery of all aspects of the Authority’s Finance, Human Resources, Operations, Information Technology and Project Management functions supported by the Chief Human Resources Officer, the Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Information and Project Management Officer.
Almost five years ago, Ms. Lawrence commenced on a succession plan to become COO of the PSPB. During the period, she embraced the challenges of the training, engaged in deep reflections, welcomed feedback and made the requisite adjustments, which shows that organic growth and development is attainable. This is a testament to what can be achieved when local organizations embrace and partner with young Caymanian professionals who are willing to embrace opportunities for development through hard work, dedication, and the willingness to align their personal brand with that of the organization’s brand, culture and vision. So, today, it gives me great pleasure to announce her promotion and formal appointment to the role of COO,” said Mrs. Evans Lindsey.
“I am excited to accept this promotion within such an amazing organization which has helped me grow my career,” said Ms. Lawrence, “and I look forward to continuing to support the CEO as she continues to build the Authority’s brand as a leader in Cayman both in pension administration and in developing Caymanians for promising careers.”
Lawrence, a Magna Cum Laude BSc in Business Administration – (Concentrated in Accounting) UCCI graduate, joined the Authority in 2008 at the level of Finance Officer within the Finance Department and expected to continue along the accounting path. However, as a result of her strong work ethic, determination and embracing workforce planning and development efforts, Lawrence was provided with the opportunity to take part in job rotation initiatives within the Authority and has gained experience working in every department within the PSPB over the past 12 years. Lawrence reflects on this experience as the positive turning point which took her career on an unexpected new trajectory.
Lawrence further comments “the PSPB’s mission is to be recognized as best in class for investments and member services to our membership which is made up of the hardworking and dedicated civil and public servants of the Cayman Islands. This noble case has been the driving force for my dedication to the PSPB as the civil and public servants of the Cayman Islands are the bedrock that supports our Islands success and deserve to experience the peace and tranquility that retirement is supposed to bring; this is what we all strive for at PSPB”
“As the risk landscape continues to expand, it is precisely because of Ms. Lawrence’s broad knowledge and acquired range of skillsets, that her new role will also encompass oversight for the Authority’s risk management function as chief risk officer, an advisory role to the CEO. She is a talented employee who exemplifies the Authority’s core values and is committed to her own education and development and as such she has attained the requisite certifications/qualifications for her new role and was recently awarded an MBA from Walden University. She will undoubtedly be successful in these roles and I look forward to her ongoing support as we continue to pursue PSPB’s vision of excellence and to develop other young Caymanians within the authority to this end” concluded PSPB’s CEO.
Information on the Public Service Pension Board is available online at: www.pspb.ky.