HSA takes on Dunn for new deputy CEO post

| 15/01/2021 | 17 Comments
Cayman News Service
Ronnie Dunn

(CNS): Ronnie Dunn has been appointed to the new role of deputy chief executive officer at the Health Services Authority (HSA). Dunn, who is a veteran of the public sector and professional accountant, will have oversight of Finance, Information Technology, Business Development, Marketing and Public Relations, as well as Infrastructure and Support Services in this newly created senior job at the hospital.

HSA Board Chairperson Jonathan Tibbetts said Dunn was the right person for the challenging and unique period in the healthcare sector. “He is a highly respected and proven leader and his experience in management and finance brings valuable insight to enhancing and achieving our strategic goals, in addition to improving our patient experience,” he added.

Dunn previously consulted at the HSA and worked as the acting chief financial officer. He also has over 10 years experience in core government, having held the position of CFO and director of budget and management. He has also acted as accountant general and was the chairman of the Central Tenders Committee, now the Public Procurement Committee.

CEO Lizzette Yearwood said Dunn had significantly contributed to the HSA’s major milestone of having received its first clean audit opinion from the Office of the Auditor General. “I look forward to working with Mr Dunn in his new role of deputy CEO,” she said.

Dunn said he appreciated the opportunity to work with a fantastic team of caring professionals. “In this new role, I will rely heavily on their collective knowledge, skills and commitment to safe, quality service as we advance our vision of providing the best possible care to our patients and our community.”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    and he was a voice of reason. many problems at ofreg, but Ronnie was not one of them.

  2. Abraham says:

    He is a very committed individual, a hard worker. Cayman needs individuals like him to head the Public Sector.

  3. Anonymous says:

    He would make a good CEO, he is a very committed individual, a hard worker.

  4. Anonymous says:

    H-m-m-m-m-m……… Why do we need TWO chief executive officers?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Oh no! This is not good at all. He was on the board of offreg amongst other things.

    • Anonymous says:

      8:04: pm: Dunn was not the chair of the board. And when he had to stand up for ethical practices, he spoke up, even though his vertical position stood in danger of becoming horizontal.

      Good appointment.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I say good an the Govt. Must have lot an lots of money.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Excellent appointment.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Nicely done… a very qualified Caymanian for a very important senior position. Again.. well done!

    • Anonymous says:

      Why can’t Caymanians get employment at the HSA? Too many no – nations have it overrun.
      People apply and never get a call nor an interniew. It must be purged. The nationality that opens doors for own and slam it shut for others.

  9. Anolymous says:

    Having read Dunn’s duties and responsibilities, what will Lizzette be doing, retiring?

    • Anonymous says:

      Hmmm….Remember that the Deputy Governor created a post for the former Chief Officer in the Ministry of Health when she was ousted….Perhaps The Premier will also ensure a similar outcome?

  10. anon says:

    The HSA has certainly had more than it’s share of challenges in the area of finance, hopefully Mr Dunn who has a wealth of experience in this sector, will bring about significant improvements.

    • Anonymous says:

      He came from OfReg

      This can’t be good

      • Anonymous says:

        yes he was on the board. and opposed many of the silly actions taken by the chair…to the point of almost being physically assaulted because of it. that’s what we want in these positions: people who stand up for what is right no matter the consequences.

        • Anonymous says:

          Wasn’t he the owner of Executive Closet? Interesting to know the details and cause of its non-existence. Hello!

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