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Jan Liebaers
Deputy Ombudsman

Mr. Liebaers joined the Information Commissioner’s Office in the Cayman Islands as Deputy Information Commissioner in June 2010. He brings with him extensive knowledge of Freedom of Information legislation, having sat as a member of the FOI Working Group, the drafting committee of the Cayman Islands FOI Bill from 2005 to 2007, as well as the FOI Steering and Implementation Planning Committees which assisted in the development and planning of FOI in the Cayman Islands.  Mr. Liebaers currently sits on the Data Protection Working Group which is preparing data protection legislation for the Government of the Cayman Islands.

Prior to this, Mr. Liebaers held several positions relating to FOI, archives and records management in Europe, Canada and the Cayman Islands.  From 1997 to 2007 Mr. Liebaers was Head of Archives and Records Management and Deputy Director in the Cayman Islands National Archive, where he created the Records Policy Unit and spearheaded the development and implementation of new public records legislation, the National Archive and Public Records Law, 2007.

Mr. Liebaers holds a Master of Arts degree (MA) in history from York University, and a Master of Laws degree (LLM) in Information rights from Northumbria University, specializing in FOI and Data Protection. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the Academy of Certified Archivists, the Association of Records Managers and Administrators, and the Canadian Association of Professional Access and Privacy Administrators.

Mr. Liebaers was appointed Deputy Ombudsman, Information on 13 September 2017.


Charlene Roberts
Acting Senior Appeals and Policy Analyst

Charlene joined the ICO team on 1 April 2015. Charlene is a certified paralegal and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management Studies from the University of the West Indies.  Since joining the ICO, Charlene received her Practitioner Certificate in Freedom of Information ("PC.foi"); she has received training in Mediation with the Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiation, and Information Management training with the Cayman Islands Government Freedom of Information Unit.  She has been a Cayman Islands Government employee for over 10 years.


Derrylee Martin-Rankin
Appeals & Communications Officer

Derrylee has a Master of Arts Degree in Leading Innovation and Change which she earned from York St. John University. She joined the ICO team on March 2016 and is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the hearing process and ensuring that procedures during a hearing are in line with administrative fairness and natural justice. Derrylee is trained in Mediation with the Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiation as well as Information Management with the Cayman Islands Government, Freedom of Information Unit. Currently enrolled at the University of Salford Manchester, Derrylee is pursuing a Law Degree (LLM) in International Commercial Law. Prior to joining the ICO team Derrylee worked for the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism.

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