Nancy Barnard (nee Kirkaldy) is Deputy Chief Officer of 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. Critical to the role is paying attention to the nature and scope of the organisation, managing strategic performance, and development and maintenance of capability to assist the Chief Officer to maintain day-to-day oversight of all aspects of the administrative support functions of management.
The DCO’s Section at the RCIPS includes accountability for the Human Resources Unit, the Media & Communications Unit, and the Estates & Procurement Unit. DCO Barnard also serves as Secretariat for the Police Service Commission.
A public servant for over 20 years, DCO Barnard’s previous role (2013-2019) was DCO of the Ministry of Health, Environment, Culture & Housing. 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 law firm 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), an call advisor at the Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter.
DCO Barnard is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management, has 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.