Caines gets nod for top post at Corporation of Hamilton
Dwayne Caines has been announced as the next Secretary and Chief Operating Officer for the Corporation of Hamilton.
Mr Caines, who is currently the Public and media relations manager for the Police Service, will assume the role in May.
Former C.O.O. Ed Benevides retired from the post recently.
Hamilton Mayor Charles Gosling, in a written statement, described the post as demanding, and one that requires a strong command of the law and broad communication skills and effective leadership.
He stated: “His work on the strategic planning process at the Bermuda Police Service as well as his secondment to a government ministry speaks volumes to his capabilities and his references conveyed a very high regard to his team-building skills, accessibility and his positive effect on department morale.
I’m delighted he has accepted the position as I believe he’ll be a tremendous asset to the City.”
Upon notification of his intended departure from the Bermuda Police Service, Commissioner Stephen Corbishley remarked: “I am delighted for Mr. Caines in light of his new role. He has given 18 years of public service with the BPS and possesses exceptional understanding to the needs of communities across Bermuda and I am confident he will do the same for the City of Hamilton.
“He is a strong leader with integrity and independent thought and the BPS is sorry to see him depart but I look forward to working with him as a strategic partner in his new role.”
Mr. Caines said of his new role, “I am humbled and honored to serve the people of Bermuda in this demanding and exciting role. It is an opportunity for me to use my leadership and strategic management skills to effectively move the City forward.
“I am also looking forward to meeting with the City stakeholders to get a better understanding of their needs, ideologies and perspectives in order to make Hamilton more efficient, dynamic and inclusive.”
Dwayne Caines has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations with minors in Business and English from Oakwood University. His Post Graduate Studies were undertaken at Wayne State University in Michigan. Mr. Caines has also completed a number of courses in the United Kingdom on Project Management, Strategic Management and Leadership.