Senior Policy Advisor | Ministry of Sustainability & Climate Resiliency
Lisa Hurlston-McKenzie is the Senior Policy Advisor for Environment & Resiliency at the Ministry of Sustainability & Climate Resiliency. She is an accredited climate change and LEED professional having provided a variety of environmental and sustainability services to local and international clients in the public and private sectors for over 28 years. She is the former Manager of GreenTech Environmental Ltd. and the Department of Environment’s Sustainable Development Unit.
Lisa has represented the Cayman Islands in many international fora, served as a Human Rights Commissioner, and judged the Governor’s Award for Design and Construction Excellence and Governor’s Conservation Awards. She co authored several publications on public-private partnerships in reducing climate change impacts and vulnerability, and the adaptation guidebook ‘Surviving Climate Change in Small Islands’ launched at UNFCCC COP11 in 2005. She serves as a director of Island Offsets, a member of the National Trust’s Environmental Advisory Committee, and chairs the National Conservation Council’s climate change subcommittee.
Lisa holds a Master’s Degree in Environment and Development from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor Degree (Hons) in Environmental Studies from York University in Canada, as well as a Sustainable Design Certificate from Boston Architectural College.