Honourable W. McKeeva Bush OBE JP

Chairman Anthony Travers

The Honorable Dick Armey

Richard Teather BA(Oxon) ACA

Stephen Entin

Gary Hufbauer

Daniel Mitchell

James Miller III

David Shaw

Jack Quinn

Jack Irvine

Matthew Jones

Steven Cantor

 

Premier of the Cayman Islands, The Honourable W. McKeeva Bush OBE JP

The Premier, the Honourable W. McKeeva Bush OBE JP, was inaugurated as the first Premier of the Cayman Islands in November 2009 and also holds the position of Minister of Finance, Tourism and Development.

In addition to being a successful businessman, the Premier has a longstanding record of distinguished public service, with several Cabinet portfolios including Minister for Health and Human Services (1992-94), Minister for Community Development, Sports, Women's and Youth Affairs (1994-97), Minister for Tourism, Environment and Transport (2000-01), and as Leader of Government Business and Minister for Tourism, Environment, Development and Commerce (2001-05).

As a strong advocate for the Cayman Islands on major international issues affecting the tourism and financial services industries, Premier Bush was instrumental in the creation of the Monetary Authority, the preparation of the Mutual Funds Law and the Proceeds of Crime Legislation.

He was awarded an honorary master’s degree in humanities from the International College of the Cayman Islands and in 1997, the Queen named him an Officer of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his work in the community and success in government.

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Chairman Anthony Travers

Anthony Travers is the Chairman of the Board for the Cayman Finance, the Chairman of the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange and former Managing Partner for international law firm Maples and Calder. He has over thirty years experience in all aspects of Cayman Islands law, particularly mutual funds, structured finance, insurance and private client, and has throughout advised Government on the development of Cayman Islands legislation.

Mr. Travers was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire [OBE] for his services to the Government and the financial sector August 1998.

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The Honorable Dick Armey, former U. S. House Majority Leader 1995-2003

Dick Armey was born in a small North Dakota town called Cando (pronounced can do) and that seemed to set the tone of his lifestyle. Dick was the first of his family of nine children to attend college. Even as a professor he excelled, serving as Chairman of the Economics Department at the University of North Texas the last five years of his tenure. A Member of the House of Representatives from 1985 to 2003, Dick Armey distinguished himself as a legislator. His breadth of knowledge on any given issue is well recognized and is the reason he was tapped by two Speakers of the House to be in charge of the legislative agenda of that chamber. As he rose through the Republican Conference leadership from being Conference Chairman to being the House Majority Leader from 1995 until his retirement in 2003, he was involved in every piece of legislation which moved through that body. Known for his work on reforming agriculture subsidies, closing unnecessary military bases, reforming public housing programs, welfare and immigration as well as authoring The Contract With America and The Flat Tax, Dick Armey set the pace for others to follow. He has proven himself not only as an able legislator on the issues but has remained faithful to his core micro economics principles. By a unanimous vote of the Members, his portrait was hung in the U.S. Capitol and a room was named for him.

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Richard Teather BA(Oxon) ACA

Richard Teather is Senior Lecturer in Taxation in the Bournemouth University Business School, UK.

In addition he is a Fellow of the Adam Smith Institute in London, and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Economic Affairs.

He writes and speaks regularly on international taxation, particularly as it affects low-tax jurisdictions and international finance centres, and has been published and cited in five continents. His book The Benefits of Tax Competition is the leading work on the subject.

He also advises on tax reform, and acted as Expert Adviser to the Scrutiny Panel of the States of Jersey during the recent fundamental reforms to Jersey’s tax system.

A qualified chartered accountant, and a law graduate from Oxford University, he previously worked as a tax adviser in the ‘Big 4’ accounting firm Deloitte and for the major London City law firm Denton Wilde Sapte.

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Stephen Entin

Stephen J. Entin is President and Executive Director of the Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation (IRET), a pro-free market economic public policy research organization based in Washington DC. He writes on tax, budget, health, trade, and energy policy, on monetary affairs, and on entitlement reform. He was a consultant for the National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform (the Kemp Commission), assisted in the drafting of the Commission's report, and was the author of several of its support documents. Mr. Entin was also a member of the New York State Tax Advisory Panel established by Governor Pataki in 2005.

Mr. Entin was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the Department of the Treasury, 1981 – 1988, during the Reagan Administration. He participated in the preparation of economic forecasts for the President's budgets, and the development of the 1981 tax cuts, including the "tax indexing" provision that keeps tax rates from rising due to inflation. He represented the Treasury Department in the preparation of the Annual reports of the Board of Trustees of the Social Security System, and conducted research into the long run outlook for the system. Prior to joining Treasury, Mr. Entin was a staff economist with the Joint Economic Committee of the Congress, where he developed legislation for tax rate reduction and incentives to encourage saving, and dealt with Social Security, health care, and energy issues.

Mr. Entin is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received his masters degree in economics at the University of Chicago, majoring in macroeconomics, monetary policy, and international economics

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Gary Hufbauer

Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow since 1992, was formerly the Maurice Greenberg Chair and Director of Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (1996–98), the Marcus Wallenberg Professor of International Finance Diplomacy at Georgetown University (1985–92), senior fellow at the Institute (1981–85), deputy director of the International Law Institute at Georgetown University (1979–81); deputy assistant secretary for international trade and investment policy of the US Treasury (1977–79); and director of the international tax staff at the Treasury (1974–76).

Hufbauer has written extensively on international trade, investment, and tax issues..

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Daniel Mitchell

Dan Mitchell is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington, DC. He is one of the nation’s experts on the flat tax and has been the leading international voice in the fight to preserve tax competition, financial privacy, and fiscal sovereignty. Dan’s work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Times, Washington Post, National Review, Villanova Law Review, Public Choice, Journal of Regulation and Social Cost, Emory Law Journal, Forbes, USA Today, Offshore Investment, Playboy, Investor’s Business Daily, and Worldwide Reinsurance Review. He has appeared on all the major networks, including CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC and C-SPAN. Prior to joining Cato, Dan worked for the Heritage Foundation, Senator Bob Packwood, and Citizens for a Sound Economy. Dan also spent more than three years beginning every day by co-hosting a television show. Dan earned a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University and undergraduate and Masters degrees from the University of Georgia.

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James Miller III

Dr. James C. Miller III is a Senior Advisor at Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP, an international commercial law firm. He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the Center for Study of Public Choice at George Mason University and a Senior Fellow (by courtesy) of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. In addition, he is Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Tax and Investment Center, and a member of the Board of Directors of Americans for Prosperity. In 2003 he was appointed by President Bush to the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service and later was confirmed by the U.S. Senate; he served as elected Chairman of the Board from 2005 until 2008 and presently serves as Chairman of the Board's Audit and Finance Committee.

Moreover, Dr. Miller is a member of the Boards of three of the American Funds family of funds: Washington Mutual Investors Fund, the Tax-Exempt Fund of Maryland, and the Tax-Exempt Fund of Virginia, as well as a member of the Boards of the JPMorgan Value Opportunities Fund and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. He serves as chairman of the Audit Committee and is the Designated Financial Expert of each of these organizations.

From 2002 until 2006, Dr. Miller served as Chairman (or Chairman Emeritus) of The CapAnalysis Group, a consulting arm of the international law firm, Howrey, L.L.P.

Dr. Miller is frequently called on to comment on public issues. He has appeared on the Today Show, CBS Morning News, Good Morning America, Meet the Press, Face the Nation, This Week, Inside Edition, MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour, Crossfire, Inside Politics, Inside Edition, Late Edition, Kudlow-Cramer, and Wall Street Week. His opinion pieces have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, USA Today, Investors Business Daily, and other major newspapers. He has also been an occasional commentator for Marketplace Radio.

In 1994, Dr. Miller was a candidate for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate from Virginia, losing a close race to Col. Ollie North at the state party's convention in June. In 1996, once again Dr. Miller was a candidate for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate, losing to incumbent Sen. John Warner in the June primary. In 1998, he was treasurer of his wife’s campaign to represent Virginia’s 8th Congressional district (winning the primary but losing the general election) and assisted her with another (losing) run for the same office in 2000.

From October 1985 to October 1988, Dr. Miller was Director of the Office of Management and Budget, was a member of President Reagan's Cabinet, and was a member of the National Security Council. From October 1981 to October 1985, he was Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. And from January 1981 to October 1981, he was Administrator for Information and Regulatory Affairs at OMB, where, among other things, he set up President Reagan's program of regulatory relief.

The holder of a B.B.A. in economics (University of Georgia, 1964) and a Ph.D. in economics (University of Virginia, 1969), Dr. Miller is the author of over 100 articles in professional journals and is the author, co-author, or editor of nine books, the most recent of which is Monopoly Politics, published in 1999 by the Hoover Press at Stanford University.

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David Shaw

David Shaw is a former Member of the United Kingdom Parliament where he was Vice-Chairman of a Finance Committee and Chairman of a Smaller Businesses Committee as well as the senior Member of the Social Security Select Committee. Prior to becoming a Member of Parliament, he was a Cabinet member and Finance Committee chairman of a large UK Local Authority where he led the elected officials in a successful and cost efficient restructuring of its top management. He is a former director of five London Stock Exchange listed public companies involved in real estate, brewing, radio broadcasting, information technology, advertising and newspaper publishing, all of which achieved significant increases in shareholder value during his tenure. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales who qualified with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and went on to become an associate director of a City of London Investment Bank. Currently he is the Chairman of the Sabrelance Group which is a corporate finance and investment company authorised and regulated by the United Kingdom's Financial Services Authority. The Group has been involved in corporate advisory projects in international mergers, acquisitions, corporate rescues and financings involving transactions in Russia, Australia and Europe. The Group has also been involved in making and managing a number of successful venture capital investments.

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Jack Quinn

Jack is the co-founder and chairman of Quinn Gillespie & Associates and serves as the firm's chief strategist. He has been a long-time advisor to Democratic leaders and has served as counsel to numerous Democratic campaigns.

Before co-founding QGA in 2000, Jack was a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Arnold & Porter where he practiced for 20 years. Jack served as Counsel to the President of the United States from November 1995 to February 1997. At the time of Jack’s appointment by President Clinton, he was Vice President Gore's Chief-of-Staff and Counselor, a position he undertook in June 1993. Before his government service, Jack was also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center where he taught a seminar in constitutional law for three years.

Jack is a 1971 graduate of Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences and is a 1975 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center where he was an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. While in college and law school, Jack served on the staff of the United States Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs (1969-73), the Democratic National Committee (1973) and Senator Floyd Haskell (D-CO, 1974-75). In 1975-76, at the age of 26, Jack served as Campaign Director of the Udall for President campaign.

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has served on a number of boards, including Fannie Mae (1997-2000), the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial and the Center City Consortium.

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Jack Irvine

Jack Irvine founded Media House International in 1991 after a highly successful career in British newspapers.

He trained on regional newspapers in Scotland and England before going on to hold senior editorial and management positions in Mirror Group and News International including that of Editor and CEO.

Irvine has carved out a niche in Crisis Management and in that role deals almost exclusively with Chairmen, Presidents and CEOs both in Europe and the US.

Today Media House has offices in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and New York. Irvine has recently completed three-year stints as a board member of the Scottish North American Business Council and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He was also a member of the Working Party examining public perception of the Scottish Parliament.

Irvine specialises in international litigation and is a founding partner of Tactical Response, a confidential consultancy that advises boards on sensitive matters such as extortion, terrorism, fraud and abduction. They are operational on a global scale.

In the USA, Irvine is a member of The Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York and advises The American Scottish Foundation based on Madison Avenue.

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Matthew Jones

Matthew Jones joined AIMA’s Regulatory and Taxation Department full time in March 2006, becoming an Associate Director in April 2008. Prior to joining AIMA, he trained and qualified as a solicitor at Simmons & Simmons, before joining a south coast law firm as a litigation partner. He returned to Simmons & Simmons in 2001 as the Professional Support Lawyer for the Financial Services Group before being seconded to AIMA in March 2005.

Matthew has responsibility for a number of AIMA's regulatory projects. Although the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Manager Directive currently occupies the large majority of his time, he has also recently been involved with the co-ordination and finalisation of AIMA Guidance Notes on Market Ethics, the MiFID Review, CRD IV and the UK FSA’s FAIF consultations.

Matthew graduated from Cambridge University and lives on the south coast of England with his wife and daughter.

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Steven Cantor

Steven L. Cantor is the managing partner of Cantor & Webb P.A. Mr. Cantor received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972, a Juris Doctor with honors from George Washington University of Law in 1975 and served as a Senior Associate on the George Washington Law Review, and a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University of Law in 1976. He also spent a semester of study in London, England.

Mr. Cantor served as Chairman of the Miami Branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners ("STEP") based in London , England and also as a member of the STEP Worldwide Council. He Is a founding member of the Steering Committee of the Annual STEP Caribbean Conference. He has served for 5 years on the Board of Directors of the American Chapter of the International Real Estate Federation (known by its acronym in French as "FIABCI"), was one of the original founders of the Certified International Property - Specialist (CIPS) program, and has been a member of the International Operations Committee of the National Association of Realtors®.

For over 20 years, Mr. Cantor has lectured and has written extensively on the subjects of structuring foreign investment in United States real estate, international tax and international estate planning. In addition, Mr. Cantor is a recipient of the CIPS designation and the FIABCI International Property Consultant (FIPC) designation. He is a member of the Tax and International Sections of the Florida Bar and the Tax, International and Real Property, Probate and Trust Sections of the American Bar Association.

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