Hon. Alden M. McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA
Premier – Minister of Human Resources, Immigration and Community Affairs
Premier of the Cayman Islands, Hon. Alden M. McLaughlin, was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in 2000 and has been a legislator ever since.
He served as the Minister of Education, Training, Employment, Youth, Sports and Culture from 2005-2009. Under his leadership the ministry was responsible for the creation of the new Education Modernisation Law and piloted its passage through the Legislative Assembly in early 2009.
For his contribution to constitutional development in the Cayman Islands, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II awarded him the M.B.E. in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2010.
In February 2011 he became Political Leader of the Progressives, of which he is a founding member. He was subsequently sworn in as Leader of The Opposition in the Legislative Assembly of the Cayman Islands.
He was named Premier following the General Elections of the Cayman Islands in May 2013, where the Progressives won the majority of seats. He served as Minister for Home Affairs, Health and Culture from 2013-2017.
He is the first Premier to serve back-to-back terms in the Cayman Islands with his re-election in May 2017. For his second term he also serves as Minister for Human Resources, Immigration and Community Affairs.
Mr. McLaughlin is a lawyer and a former partner in the Cayman Islands law firm of Charles Adams, Ritchie and Duckworth.
He retired from the firm in 2005, following his re-election and first appointment as a Cabinet Minister.
He is a past president of the Caymanian Bar Association and The Lions Club of Grand Cayman.
Mr. McLaughlin is married to Kim and they have two sons Daegan and Caelan.