Hon. Katherine Ebanks-Wilks

Cayman Islands Government
Minister for Sustainability & Climate Resiliency

The Hon. Katherine Ebanks-Wilks became the Minister of Sustainability & Climate Resiliency in 2023.

Hon. Katherine Ebanks-Wilks was first elected as a Member of Parliament in 2021 and duly installed as the youngest Speaker of the House of Parliament on December 7, 2022. In her Speakership role, she was the Chair of the Parliament Management Council, President of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Cayman Islands Branch, and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Youth Parliament Organising Committee Chairperson.

Hon. Ebanks-Wilks has also served as the Deputy Speaker of the House of Parliament, Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Financial Services & Commerce and Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Education. In addition, she served as Acting Minister of Financial Services, Commerce, Investment, Innovation, and Social Development and as acting Minister of Education.

Hon. Ebanks-Wilks has over 15 years of experience in the legal profession, first working as a Financial Services Paralegal in the private sector and as a Research Paralegal at the Cayman Islands Law Reform Commission.

Hon. Ebanks-Wilks is deeply passionate about her community and the Cayman Islands. As well as representing the constituency of West Bay Central, she is a founding director of the United Against Bullying Foundation. This non-profit organization focuses on the prevention and education of bullying behavior. She is also a director of the Cayman Islands Youth Development Consortium, a non-profit organization that supports at-risk youth.

In her new role, the Hon. Minister has been avidly working with the Ministry team to implement the Climate Change Policy and the updated National Energy Policy.