Electoral Boundary Commission members

The three-member commission was appointed in 2015 and re-appointed in January 2023.

Commission Chairman Lisa R. Handley, PhD

Dr Handley has provided electoral assistance in over 20 countries as a consultant on issues related to electoral system design and electoral boundary delimitation. Her clients have included the United Nations (the Election Administration Division as well as various peacekeeping missions), United Nations Development Fund (UNDP), International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), and International IDEA.

Over the last 20 years, she has participated in election projects in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Georgia, Haiti, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, Liberia, Nepal, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Yemen. In the US, Dr Handley’s clients have included the US Department of Justice, several civil rights organisations, state redistricting commissions, and scores of state and local jurisdictions. She has served as an expert witness in numerous redistricting and voting rights court cases.

Dr Handley has been actively involved in research, writing and teaching on the subjects of redistricting and voting rights. She co-authored Minority Representation and the Quest for Voting Equality (Cambridge University Press, 1992) and co-edited a volume (Redistricting in Comparative Perspective, Oxford University Press, 2008) on these subjects. Her research has also appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, American Politics Quarterly, Journal of Law and Politics, and Law and Policy, as well as law reviews and edited books.

She has taught political science undergraduate and graduate courses at several universities including the University of Virginia and George Washington University. Dr Handley is a Visiting Research Academic at Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom.

Member Adriannie Webb

A retired attorney, Webb has served on past electoral boundaries commissions in 2003, 2010 and 2015. She has been active in politics and community affairs since returning to the Cayman Islands to work for Truman Bodden and Company after being called to the Bar in England in 1975.

Webb served on the Immigration Department’s Caymanian Protection Board from 1977 to 1981. In addition, she is a founding member of both the Caymanian Bar Association and the Cayman Islands Business and Professional Women’s Club. She has also served as vice president of Cayman Against Substance Abuse and assisted the National Trust as legal adviser.

Member A. Steve McField

Licenced to practise law in the United Kingdom and the Cayman Islands since 1977, McField has served as both a crown counsel and private legal practitioner. Over the past decade, he has also sat on multiple public sector boards, including that of the National Roads Authority and the Cayman Islands Airports Authority.

As a founding member and former president of the Caymanian Bar Association, he has delivered speeches during the opening ceremony of the Grand Court on topics such as legal aid, the independence of the judiciary, as well as gangs and juvenile delinquency. McField is currently the chairperson of the Cayman Status and Permanent Residency Board and of the Permanent Residency Points Review Committee.

He has addressed both the American Bar Association and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. In addition, he represented the Cayman Islands at the United Nations Decolonisation Forum in 2010 and the first High Level Meeting of the Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories Council in 2012.

McField was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University College of the Cayman Islands in 2016 for his contributions to the fields of law, history, politics, public education and nation-building.