Helen Kilpatrick

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Helen Kilpatrick
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Governor of the Cayman Islands
In office
6 September 2013 – 5 March 2018
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by Duncan Taylor
Succeeded by Anwar Choudhury
Personal details
Born (1958-10-09) 9 October 1958 (age 59)

Helen Marjorie Kilpatrick CB (born 9 October 1958) is a British civil servant. She was Governor of the Cayman Islands between 2013 and 2018.


Kilpatrick was educated at King's College, Cambridge. She began her career in local government in England, qualifying as a Public Finance Accountant. She was appointed Group Auditor at the Greater London Council in 1985, going through various local government positions, including Controller of Financial Services at Greenwich London Borough Council from 1989-1995. In 1995 she was appointed to be the County Treasurer of West Sussex County Council, a position she held for ten years. She was also Deputy Chief Executive.

In 2005 she was appointed by the Home Office to be Director General of Finance & Corporate Services. While in this post she was appointed CB in the 2010 New Year Honours.[1] During 2012 and into 2013 she served as the acting Permanent Secretary of the department.

In June 2013 she was announced as the next Governor of the Cayman Islands. Commenting on this, Mrs Kilpatrick said “I am honoured and delighted to be appointed Governor of the Cayman Islands. I look forward to working in a constructive partnership with the newly elected government to ensure a safe, successful and sustainable future for the Cayman Islands”.[2] She left the post in March 2018.[3][4]


Preceded by
Duncan Taylor
Governor of the Cayman Islands
Succeeded by
Anwar Choudhury


  1. ^ "No. 59282". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2009. p. 2. 
  2. ^ "New Governor of the Cayman Islands announced". Governor's Office Grand Cayman. 19 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cayman says farewell to Governor". Cayman Times. 7 March 2018. 
  4. ^ "Change of Governor of the Cayman Islands". Press release. Foreign & Commonwealth Office. 26 June 2017.