Deputy Chief Officer Nancy Barnard (nee Kirkaldy) is on secondment to the Office of the Commissioner of Police. Her principal accountabilities are: to assist the Commissioner to ensure that the RCIPS and CICG supply the outputs it has agreed with the Minister, on behalf of Cabinet via the Annual Budget Statement, paying attention to the nature and scope of the organisation; strategic performance; development and maintenance of capability; management of risks; to assist the Commissioner to maintain day-to-day oversight of all aspects of the administrative support functions of management; to work with the Deputy Commissioners and other senior managers to provide coordinated and integrated policy advice to the Commissioner; and to prepare the cabinet papers, reports and documents required by the Minister/Cabinet/Parliament. Her Section at the RCIPS includes accountability for the Human Resources Unit, the Media & Communications Unit, and the Estates & Procurement Unit. DCO Barnard Chairs the Entity Procurement Committee and serves as Secretariat for the Police Service Commission.
A public servant for almost 20 years, DCO Barnard’s substantive role is with the Ministry of Health, Environment, Culture & Housing (since 2013). Previously, she has served as Interim Director of the Mosquito Research & Control Unit, Director of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, Business Development & Marketing Manager at Mourant, Assistant Social Worker with the formerly-named Department of Social Services (now DCFS), Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Arts, at the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI), call advisor at the Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter.
DCO Barnard has a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester, a Graduate Diploma in Education (Teacher's Certification) from UCCI and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Art Education, minor in Sociology, from Concordia University. She is an active participant with the Chamber of Commerce with their Mentoring Cayman Programme and a graduate of, and advisor with, the Leadership Cayman Programme.