Director's Office

The Director oversees the entire Department of Tourism and is closely involved with the Ministry to support the development of the tourism product and drive the country's economic success.


  • Rosa Harris

    Director of Tourism

    Mrs. Rosa Harris is the Director of the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism. Mrs. Harris has a long history with the department and within the tourism industry of the Cayman Islands. With over 21 years’ experience in the Tourism/Hospitality sector in the Cayman Islands, she is a Senior Level Executive with extensive hands-on experience in management, business leadership, and working with Government Officials, Boards of Directors, Advertising Executive and Tourism Partners.

    To help manage and shape the Cayman Islands’ tourism industry, Mrs. Harris serves on multiple boards and committees. She is the Chairman of the Public Transportation Board, the Hotel Licensing Board, and the Cayman Islands Hospitality School Council. Mrs. Harris also serves as Deputy Chairman of the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame and is a member on the Boards for the Cayman Islands Film Commission, the Tourism Attractions Board, and the Cayman Islands Market Professionals Association.

    Mrs. Harris has a BSc of Hotel Administration from the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University and a Manchester Global MBA from Alliance Manchester Business School at The University of Manchester 1824. Mrs. Harris has successfully completed the distinguished post graduate certificate ILM 7 from The Institute of Leadership and Management. She is the first recipient of the Cayman Islands Ministry of Tourism Scholarship, which was issued in 1996. Mrs. Harris is a proud Caymanian, born and raised. She lives in Grand Cayman with her husband Callroy Harris.

  • Shanna Wallace

    Assistant to the Director of Tourism

    In her role as the Assistant to the Director of Tourism, Shanna is responsible for the management of the Director’s office. She has over twenty years of administrative and secretarial experience in both the private and public sector. Shanna’s prior work experience includes working at Judicial Administration as an Administrative Secretary, Secretary to Court Administrator and Acting Human Resources Operations Manager. Additionally, she was previously employed with the Department of Agriculture as an Administrative Secretary and has held legal secretary positions at various law firms in the Cayman Islands. Shanna is currently pursuing an Associate’s degree in Public Administration at the Cayman Islands Civil Service College, from which she will graduate in November 2018.  

    Shanna brings a wealth of experience in administration and excellent organizational skills to CIDOT.  She has been with the Department since July of 2016, making for a total of 12 years with the Cayman Islands Government. She is a wife and mother of two who enjoys spending time with her family.

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