The Hon. Tara Rivers
Government of the Cayman Islands
Minister for financial services and home affairs
Since May 2017, the Honourable Tara Rivers, JP, is Minister for financial services and home affairs in the Government of the Cayman Islands. Prior to that, she had responsibility for education, employment and gender affairs in this Government. Agencies under her remit are the Department of Financial Services Policy and Legislation, the General Registry, the Tax Information Authority and Hazard Management Cayman Islands. Minister Rivers also has responsibility for the jurisdiction’s financial services regulator, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, as well as the Auditors Oversight Authority and the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange. Prior to her election, Minister Rivers was a structured finance and corporate lawyer, having practiced law at a Magic Circle firm in the city of London (UK) as well as at a leading local law firm. Minister Rivers also was a Cayman Islands civil servant in the late 1990s and during such time she was instrumental in the establishment of the first National Youth Policy for the Cayman Islands (2000), and the creation of the Women’s Resource Centre (now the Family Resource Centre).