Karin Thompson, MBE is both a founding and former council member for the Caymanian Bar Association, Mrs. Thompson has always been a strong advocate for law reform, providing much needed legal input and draft legislation to afford legal protections to victims of domestic violence and children. She has served as a member of the Honorary Board for the Young Caymanian Leadership Award Foundation (YCLA) and as Chairperson for its Nominations Sub Committee.
Mrs. Thompson has also been a member of the Health Services Authority Board (1990-1992) and served as former Chairperson for the Labour Appeals Tribunal (1990 -1992), the Planning Appeals Tribunal (2000 -2002) and the Labour Tribunal (2002 -2003). A recipient of the CI Business and Professional Women’s Club “Woman of the Year Award for 2002”, Mrs. Thompson brings a wealth of professional legal expertise and experience on government boards to her role as Chair of this newly created Commission mandated by the 2009 Constitution.
Karin was appointed as Chairman on 15 January 2010 for a four year term after which time her appointment was renewed for 30 days.