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Mrs. Bridgette Von Gerhardt, Acting Complaints Commissioner

Mrs. Bridgette Von Gerhardt, Acting Complaints Commissioner

Member

Mrs. Bridgette Lazzari-von Gerhardt is the last remaining member of the original three (3) member team which established the Office of the Complaints Commissioner (OCC) under the leadership of Dr. John Epp, who was Cayman’s first Complaints Commissioner. Mrs. Lazzari-von Gerhardt has been with the OCC for over 7 ½ years, with the Office having celebrated its 10th year anniversary in July 2014. Mrs. Lazzari-von Gerhardt has contributed to the development of the OCC over the years having first began her career with the OCC in the position of Executive Assistant. In June 2012, she was promoted to the post of Administrative & Investigative Officer, and in January 2015 she was appointed as Acting Complaints Commissioner. Prior to joining the Office of the Complaints Commissioner, Mrs. Lazzari-von Gerhardt spent 13 years living with her family in South America, where she was actively involved in Missionary work. Mrs. Lazzari-von Gerhardt’s professional expertise includes over 20 years of experience working in the accounting and administration fields. She is a qualified Legal Secretary, Paralegal and a member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in London, having previously served as Secretary to the Cayman Islands Branch. She has successfully completed studies in Ethics and Global Leadership, and has also attended Anti-Corruption Training by the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) in relation to Procurement and Integrity. Presently, she is completing a Certificate in Human Resource Management from the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom, and in October will commence a Master of Science Degree in Human Resource Management (HRM).