Ebanks flies to airport but keeps foot in labour office

| 03/07/2015 | 4 Comments
Cayman News Service

Mario Ebanks, CIAA Chief HR Manager

(CNS): The former director of the Department of Labour and Pensions (DLP) has started work as the new head of human resources for the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) but is still working part time for the labour office. The airport issued a press release on Friday announcing Mario Ebanks’ arrival there, just days after Ebanks confirmed he would be sticking around at government’s beleaguered labour department for another month.

Ebanks’ resignation was revealed on CNS last month and confirmed by the department shortly afterwards but the ministry has not yet revealed any succession plan for the post of DLP director. However, on Monday, which was Ebanks’ last official day as head of the department, during a press briefing to launch the public consultation for the new pension bill, he said he would still be assisting the ministry on a part-time basis.

Officials have announced that Ebanks is now the chief human resources officer at the CIAA, where he will be responsible for strategic human resources management, recruitment, staffing and succession planning, as well as performance management and policy development and implementation.

“The Airports Authority is pleased to have someone of Mr Ebanks’ calibre on our senior management team,” said CIAA CEO Albert Anderson. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will definitely benefit CIAA staff and the organization as a whole.”

Ebanks said in the release that he was looking forward to working with the CEO and the dynamic team of management and staff at the authority to help the organization grow from good to great.

“After spending the past few years as director of labour and pensions, as well as superintendent of pensions, and working with the team to make strides in an important regulatory role, I am delighted to return to my passion of human resources and organizational development,” Ebanks said, “CIAA is a critical aviation services organization with huge infrastructural development plans in the near term, therefore providing cutting-edge human resources advice and support is essential to those plans.”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Keeping him on at the DLP is a conflict of interest and he is double dipping. Why is this allowed to happen? He wanted to leave, he applied for a got a new job so let him go. This is so wrong.

    • Anonymous says:

      Consider it a hand-over period. Its something that’s not uncommon in the private sector around the world. Especially when a resignation/closure is a surprise and the company needs some extra time to transition.

    • Anonymous says:

      Hope its not the same officer that lost that big case that is going to be in charge, but then again… its DLP (Developers of Lackluster Performers)

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