DEH gets new assistant director

| 03/11/2015
Cayman News Service

Mark Rowlands

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has hired Mark Rowlands as assistant director for solid waste. From British Columbia, Canada, Rowlands is an environmental engineer/planner with more than 25 years experience in the field of waste management.

He also brings with him international experience, as he was vice president for the Pacific chapter and international board director for the Solid Waste Association of North America.

He will focus primarily on operations while assisting on broader strategic initiatives, according to a Ministry of Health statement. Working with multi-cultural/disciplinary client teams and stakeholders on behalf of government, engineering consulting firms, industry product stewards, First Nations communities, and private businesses is a particular strength of Rowlands.

He said he is looking forward to using his skills and experience to help assist the Cayman Islands to transform its solid-waste situation.

“The world is changing to face the challenges of global warming, pollution and the over-consumption of our planet’s limited resources. The Cayman Islands are poised and determined to join other nations on this global challenge with a major advancement in their own solid-waste systems, but also to preserve the beauty of these magnificent Islands,” he said.

“Additionally, by viewing waste materials as a resource and creating a local economy, local citizens will benefit with new employment in innovative new industries while attracting new tourism as travellers choose to visit countries striving for this excellence.”

DEH director Roydell Carter said, “With Mr Rowlands added to the team, the DEH is now well complemented with its two assistant directors (together with Paulino Rodriguez, for environmental health). We look forward to moving forward with innovations in waste management.”


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