Malike Cummings is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Utility Regulation and Competition Office, having joined the organization in the late 2019. He possesses diverse yet complimentary engineering, utilities, academia and utilityregulatory knowledge, skills and experience spanning over 30 years. As CEO, he is responsible for the strategic and operational performance of the Utility Regulation and Competition Office and is committed to ensuring the implementation and achievement of OfReg’s current and future strategic direction set by the Board and the implementation of Cabinet’s policy objectives. Driven by a philosophy of continuous improvement, Malike’s mission is to continue OfReg’s institutional strengthening and development, to ensure the requisite structures and systems are developed and that a positive customer focus culture becomes entrenched, to enable the delivery of the regulatory mandate and organization mission.
Prior to joining OfReg, Malike was the Energy and Utilities Commissioner of the Turks and Caicos Islands, with responsibility for the regulatory oversight of the energy, water and fuels sectors. He was instrumental in the development of the draft energy policy, initiation of regulatory framework reforms, qualitative risk assessment and legislative upgrade for the fuels sector and the development of licensing regime for the electrical industry, to name a few. He served on the TCI Water and Sewerage Board and the Electricity Board.
Complementing his industrial background, Malike spent 10 years of his career in academia, being involved in the design and delivery of electrical engineering technology courses across different academic levels at the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College.
His experience of working on both sides of the spectrum has enriched his perspectives, catalysed by his early career development in Guyana, having worked in the Bauxite mining and processing industry for over 9 years, with the accretion of roles, duties and responsibilities progressing from Senior Technical Assistant, Engineer and Senior Management position. He was instrumental in improving the asset management and maintenance of electrical power generating plants, water treatment plant and the electrical infrastructure.
Malike holds a Master of Engineering Degree in Engineering Management (University of Wisconsin), a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electrical Engineering, (University of Guyana), Graduate Certificate in Project Management (University of Wisconsin), Diploma in Technology (University of Guyana) and Certificate in Financial Management (Cornell University). Malike has been exposed to numerous training and development courses related to utility regulation, renewable energy and tariff setting, amongst others. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
Mr. Gregg Anderson is the Executive Director, Energy & Utilities of the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) of the Cayman Islands. He provides leadership and guidance in the economic regulation of the energy and water sectors including guiding utility executives, stakeholders, and board members in making strategic business and policy decisions. He has a diverse 32+- year career that includes various strategy, operations, sales & marketing, regulatory compliance, and risk management roles in both the financial and telecoms industries. Prior to joining OfReg, Gregg developed and directed growth strategies, risk management, anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing programmes, policies, procedures and projects.
Gregg is a regular public speaker, business writer, and serves on several profit and not-for profit Boards. He received his undergraduate honours degree from the Anglia Ruskin University, UK, earned an MBA from Queens University, School of Business, Canada, is a Certified Management Consultant and also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. He received the Canadian Securities Certificate (CSC) from the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI). Gregg is also licensed by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA), as a professional director.
Gregg is a member of the IEEE & IET, a member of the Association of Certified Anti - Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), member of the Academy of Regulatory Professionals (ARP), member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CAMC), and also a member of the American Writers and Artists Institute (AWAI).
Duke Munroe is the Executive Director of Fuels and brings over two decades of private and public sector experience in the Oil & Gas Industry to his role at OfReg. In the private sector, he held a number of positions in the field of engineering, marketing, procurement, Asset Optimization & Portfolio analysis at various levels including regional leadership positions in the industry. After transitioning to public sector, he has been integrally involved in strengthening the regulatory and compliance environment in the Cayman Islands, and his diverse exposure has uniquely positioned him for the two-fold role he serves with OfReg. His years in the industry has bolstered his skills, knowledge and experience in various facets of the industry which include economic oversight, safety, environmental stewardship, product quality, logistics, innovation and other technical and administrative functions which he involved on a day to day basis in the sector. Prior to the Oil and Gas Industry, Duke functioned in senior positions in the manufacturing industry and also served as a University Lecturer. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration, Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Diploma in Public Policy & Management, and other relevant certifications from established industry bodies on international Standards and Codes, Economic Regulation, Decision Quality and Support, capital planning, asset optimization, conducting investigations and hazardous materials handling.
Duke was actively involved in the formation of OfReg. Other key involvement includes the development of the National Energy Policy and the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan. In his current role, he is primarily responsible for ensuring a vibrant, competitive and innovative fuel sector, in addition to safety, compliance, reliability, product quality and sustainability of supply.
Duke was instrumental in enhancing the Dangerous Substances Law to include policies relating to weights and measures, fuel quality standards, streamlining fuel importation, enhancing the standards to which fuel facilities must be built and maintained, while strengthening the safety and compliance framework. More recently under OfReg, his focus area was expanded to ensure the foundational work is completed for sustainable and competitive fuel market(s) and sector. Duke is very passionate in his role, seeking to always maintain the delicate balance which exists among the stakeholders in the fuel industry. He is equally committed to his family and his religious pursuits.
Sonji is currently the Acting Executive Director for ICT and holds the substantive post of Deputy Director for ICT and as such is responsible for directing and overseeing the regulation and development of the ICT sector in the Cayman Islands. Sonji also represents the ICT sector on the Office’s Board of Directors and formally served as Acting Secretary to the ICTA and OfReg. He continues to server as Assistant Secretary.
Having worked in the Office from inception and previous to that as a senior member of the ICTA , Sonji has a wealth of experience in ICT regulatory matters, ICT policy and strategic development, cybersecurity, licensing, compliance and enforcement.
To compliment his current role, Sonji brings with him a wealth of varied professional experience including but not limited to; ICT policy, public administration, public policy and strategic development, IT networking and security, regulatory compliance, public sector investigations, data protection, emergency communications, legal analysis and drafting and law enforcement.
Sonji has previously served as a public servant in several roles, including Assistant Manager of the 911 Emergency Communications Centre (now Public Safety Communications), where he assisted in the overall direction and management of the country's emergency call handling and services dispatch centre. He also served as member of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, last as a Detective Sergeant responsible for management of serious crime investigations. He has served as Complaints Investigator with the CI Complaints Commissioners Office (now Ombudsman), resolving public administration disputes and liaising with public sector entities to develop policies/action plans to ensure compliance with laws and policies towards exercising good public administration. Sonji also served as Analyst with the Information Commissioners Office, where he formed part of the initial ICO team responsible for establishing and developing that Office and was responsible for analysing and mediating freedom of information complaints as well as providing policy development support and training.
Sonji holds a Bachelors of Law Degree from the University of Liverpool, is a accredited Facilitative Mediator and hold numerous other specialised IT, ICT, management, public administration and law enforcement training certifications and accomplishments.
Sonji is the Deputy Chairperson of the Labour Appeals Tribunal and a former legal representative to the CI Disability Policy Steering.