of the Cayman Islands, The Honourable W. McKeeva Bush
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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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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Honorable Dick Armey, former U. S. House Majority Leader
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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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 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
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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
Hufbauer has written extensively on international trade,
investment, and tax issues..
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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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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
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
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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 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 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 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 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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