Mrs. Banks has a keen sense of justice and seeks to act justly, in love and mercy and walk humbly with her Creator God. She has a diverse, multi-disciplinary background with a strong foundation of leadership and advocacy skills. Mrs. Banks qualified as an attorney-at-law in 1991 through studies in a joint programme with the University of Liverpool and the Cayman Islands Law School. Her period of articles with the Clerk of Courts allowed her the opportunity to interact with a number of government departments, building her knowledge of the application of local laws relevant to the particular departments.
This gave her a unique insight into the workings of Government and sensitised her to the need for proper governance systems. She served briefly as a Deputy Clerk of the Courts before moving on tobecome a Crown Counsel practicing in both civil and criminal divisions of the Legal Department. Mrs. Banks participated in an International Development Lawyers Course designed to enable public and private lawyers to facilitate the process of economic and other development in their countries. Mrs. Banks is now in private practice focusing on estate planning and other family matters, especially advocacy for children and the elderly.
She believes that personal empowerment can bring about the necessary changes to families, societies and nations. As an active church member, she serves as Sunday school instructor and is also involved in the women’s fellowship, mission outreach and other ministries of the John Gray Memorial United Church.
Mrs. Banks is a life member of the National Trust and believes that protecting our environment is a key to the wholeness and health of a country and its people. She sees the new Constitution as being a catalyst to bring about improved structures of good governance and the enhancement of the Cayman Islands.
Mrs. Banks served as a member from 2009 to 2012.