John Lemuel “Lem” Hurlston is a native Caymanian and received his undergraduate education in Grand Cayman and Jamaica. He graduated Wandsworth College in London, majoring in Finance and Public Auditing. Lem served 26 years in public service to the Cayman Islands, holding positions of Chief Secretary and Deputy Governor, among the highest posts in Cayman Civil Service.
Lem holds several board positions and directorships within the Cayman business and nonprofit sectors, including The University College of the Cayman Islands, the Maritime Authority and is an Honorary Representative of the Royal Commonwealth Society. He has twice been honored by Her Majesty the Queen with the awards of Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) and the Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO). He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University College of the Cayman Islands in 2012. A respected author, his memoirs entitled “A life that counts” was published in 2016. < Back