The Office of the Deputy Governor is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Dominique Durham to the post of Director of the Housing and Community Renewal Department within the Ministry of Physical Planning and Infrastructure Development.
Mr. Durham joined the public service in 2017 as a Senior Quantity Surveyor after having returned to the Turks and Caicos Islands from United Kingdom where he was employed as a Quantity Surveyor at Bouygues and a Surveyor at CBRE Limited where he gained extensive experience in project management.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree (First Class Honors) in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management from the University of Greenwich (2012) and a Master’s Degree in Quantity Surveying from the University of South Bank (2015). He is also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Commenting on his appointment Mr. Durham said:
“I am humbly grateful and honoured for the opportunity to continue my service with the Ministry of Physical Planning and Infrastructure Development in my new role as Director of Housing.
I thank God for his continued favour and for those that supported me and valued my expertise and ability throughout.
My experience within the industry has given me valuable insight into the housing needs within our communities and I am highly enthused about this exciting challenge and look forward to working with the Government to actively progress its housing and development goals to ensure safe, quality and equitable homes for future generations in the Turks and Caicos Islands.”
Deputy Governor Her Excellency Anya Williams in extending congratulatory remarks on Mr. Durham’s appointment said:
“We extend sincerest congratulations to Mr. Dominique Durham on his appointment as the Director of the newly established Housing and Community Renewal Department which will be responsible for leading on the development of a National Housing Policy which will seek to expand first time home ownership opportunities in the Turks and Caicos Islands by working in collaboration with the Planning, Survey and Mapping and Crown Land Departments to identify crown land for the construction of low costs housing and other initiatives, as well supporting current homeowners in retaining equity in their current holdings.
Dominique joined the public service in 2017 as our Senior Quantity Surveyor within the Ministry of Physical and Infrastructure Development and has been an asset to the ministry and government in regards to his work, advice and assistance on the Turks and Caicos Islands Capital Program.
Prior to returning to the Turks and Caicos he gained extensive experience in the United Kingdom where he provided advice to lending institutions on projects in the range of £60m - £400m.
Mr. Durham is more than capable of taking on this new role in helping to shape future housing opportunities in these islands and we wish him and the Department of Housing and Urban Renewal much success as it seeks to fulfill a key mandate in these islands.”