The Turks and Caicos Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Lormeka Morley-Williams as the Deputy Director of the Department of Environment & Coastal Resources (DECR).
The former Red Cross Director, Ms. Williams recently made the Turks & Caicos Islands proud as recipient of the 2016/17 Chevening Scholarship, completing her Masters of Science degree in Conservation Biology at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent at the end of last year.
Ms. Williams is no stranger to the DECR, where she previously worked on various policy development and review, environmental education, and research projects. She holds over 10 years of teaching, training, and professional experience in the Turks & Caicos private and public sectors.
Commenting on the appointment, Deputy Governor and head of the public service Anya Williams, said; "We are pleased to formally welcome Mrs. Williams to the Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Service and to congratulate her on her new appointment. We are certain that her educational background, experience and passion for the environment will be an asset to the department and the country as a whole and look forward to working with her.”
Mrs. Williams, who has a passionate appreciation of the nature and wildlife of the Turks and Caicos Islands, stated; "Following on from the recent completion of my studies, I am happy to return to my country to serve in such a capacity and very excited to begin working in the community with the Department to promote and ensure the sustainability of our vital natural resources and bio-diverse environment, which will protect our tourism and fishery industries in the years to come.”