Cayman Finance appoints new CEO
Cayman Finance’s board of directors has appointed Steve McIntosh as chief executive, effective from 1 September 2022.
McIntosh’s appointment follows what Cayman Finance said had been a ‘comprehensive and competitive’ selection process. He replaced Jude Scott, who announced he was stepping down from the position at the end of 2021.
“Cayman Finance has made tremendous progress to become a highly effective advocate for our financial services industry at home and around the world thanks to strong leadership, consistent investment from members and on-going support from the Cayman Islands Government,” said Conor O’Dea, chair of the Cayman Finance board of directors. “The Board chose Steve as chief executive to expand on that progress, supporting membership as a key stakeholder, because of his significant industry experience and exceptional record of leading businesses and developing talent to provide value and achieve success.”
Originally from Scotland, McIntosh is now a Caymanian citizen, with an extensive career in financial services and human resources. McIntosh began his career with global accounting firm KPMG in the UK where he qualified as a chartered accountant, prior to transferring to the Cayman Islands in September 2001.
In 2004 McIntosh founded financial services recruitment specialist CML, later co-founding spin-offs Nova and “Connect”, a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to advancing employment opportunities for Caymanians. In 2020 McIntosh left the CML group to found CareerPoint.com, a tech enabled start-up offering virtual coaching for early and mid-career professionals.
“I have had a front-row seat to the remarkable change that has occurred in the financial services industry in Cayman over the past 20 years,” said McIntosh. “Our economy, our careers, our standard of living, and our entire way of life in Cayman is dependent on the industry’s continued success. As a result, there is almost no other job or organization where I could have the opportunity to make a greater impact on the Cayman community than the role of chief executive with Cayman Finance.”
The Honourable André Ebanks, Minister, Financial Services and Commerce commented on the important role Cayman Finance plays; “Cayman Finance is a principal partner, assisting the Ministry to promote the Cayman Islands as a global financial services and innovation centre of excellence. Therefore, it is vital that Cayman Finance be led and managed day-to-day by a dynamic, qualified, and collaborative chief executive. I am delighted the Cayman Finance board completed a comprehensive and competitive selection process and have now appointed Steve McIntosh. With a solid grounding in financial services, and as a successful entrepreneur for nearly 20 years who has made the Cayman Islands his home, I am deeply hopeful that Steve has the experience and expertise to advance Cayman Finance to new heights. I look forward to working with this successful Caymanian in his new role as Cayman Finance CEO with a shared desire to make a difference in the community.”