Greg Christie appointed director of TCI Integrity Commission

Thursday, June 28, 2018

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THE Turks and Caicos Island Integrity Commission yesterday announced the appointment of Jamaica's former contractor general Gregory Christie as the new director of the commission, effective July 11.

Christie, the commission said, will succeed Eugene Otuonye, QC, whose distinguished seven years' tenure as the pioneer substantive director of the Integrity Commission expires on June 30.

“Christie comes to this post as a Caribbean- and British-trained lawyer with over 30 years' experience in corporate, legal and regulatory executive management – in both the public and private sectors – as well as in law, anti-corruption, academia and entrepreneurship,” said a statement from the commission yesterday.

Christie, who served for seven years as the fourth contractor general of Jamaica, holds the Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of the West Indies and the Master of Laws Degree from the University of London. In addition, he has received extensive training and certifications in executive management, anti-corruption, governance and law enforcement from several eminent institutions in Europe, Asia, Latin America, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Caribbean.

“I feel privileged to be afforded with the opportunity to work in a leadership role within what is perhaps the most advanced independent integrity, anti-corruption and good governance framework in the Commonwealth Caribbean with the best practices as administered by the TCI Islands Integrity Commission,” the statement quoted Christie.

“I am grateful to the distinguished commissioners, who, by this appointment, have reposed in me their confidence. I'm also obliged to them, the outgoing director Mr Eugene Otuonye, QC, and the committed members of staff of the commission for their work in building a commission that today stands as one of the most respected institutions in the Turks and Caicos Islands. I wish to assure the commission and the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands, that I will, at all times, faithfully discharge my responsibilities as the commission's director with integrity, fairly, fearlessly, and impartially…” he said.

Acting chairman of the commission Martin Green, in welcoming the new director, said, “The commission is very pleased to have obtained the services of someone of Mr Christie's calibre and experience. These will stand him in good stead in our efforts to advance the commission's anti-corruption and good governance efforts. We would also like to pay tribute to Mr Otuonye, whose skill and dedication have been central to our activities since the commission's inception and we wish him well for the future.”

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