Helen Marjorie Kilpatrick, CB
Former Governor of the Cayman Islands
Helen Marjorie Kilpatrick CB (born 9 October 1958) is a member ofHM Diplomatic Service. In September 2013, she was appointed byQueen Elizabeth II on the advice of the British government, to represent the Queen as Governor of the Cayman Islands.
Early life and education
Born in Guernsey in 1958, she was educated at Kings College, Cambridge.
Kilpatrick began her career in local government in England, qualifying as a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy in 1986.
. She joined the finance department of the Greater London Council in 1982 and was appointed Group Auditor in 1985. She has held various local government positions, including Controller of Financial Services at Greenwich London Borough Council from 1989-1995. In 1995 she was appointed to be the County Treasurer of West Sussex County Council, a position she held for 10 years. She was also Deputy Chief Executive.
In 2005 she was appointed by the Home Office to be Director General of Finance & Corporate Services. During 2012 and into 2013 she served as the acting Permanent Secretary of the department.
In June 2013 she was announced as the next Governor of the Cayman Islands. She succeeded Duncan Taylor as Governor of the Cayman Islands 6 September 2013.
Governor Kilpatrick has two children.