PRESIDENT – Eve van den Bol, holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She spent many years working in New York City as an investment banker specializing in mergers and acquisitions, first for PaineWebber (now UBS) and Merrill Lynch & Co., before retiring as a Managing Director in 2001. Following retirement, she served for a number of years on the Board of Trustees of Children’s Aid & Family Services in New Jersey and is currently President of JBD Property Holdings, a California-based real estate management company. Eve began her riding career at age 9 and as a teenager showed hunters in California on her Thoroughbred mare, Irish Fancy. After a long haitus, she rekindled her equestrian passion in 2006 by learning to play polo and in 2016 started training in Dressage. Her husband and two children are also riders, and together they own one horse in Grand Cayman and three in the U.S.
SECRETARY GENERAL – Sharon Hinds began riding at the age of 11 when she was handed a horse to lead down the street, the owner thinking Sharon was her next student. Sharon had never touched a horse until that day and was hooked, riding regularly throughout her teen years. She took up riding again in the late nineties, but after a bad accident, decided that she was better off on the sidelines. Sharon works in the financial industry and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. Sharon has two daughters, one of whom eats, sleeps and dreams of horses. Sharon is currently the longest standing Board Director having been elected in 2002.
DIRECTOR – Jodie McTaggart holds a Masters in Accounting from the University of Georgia and is a Certified Public Accountant. She currently works at KPMG as an Accounting Advisory Services Manager and is involved in spearheading KPMG Cayman’s corporate citizenship program which facilitates the implementation of KPMG’s global citizenship ambitions. Jodie has been involved with horses her whole life. While studying at the University of Georgia from from 2006 to 2010 she competed in USDF competitions as an adult amateur on her lusitano stallion Pallas Interagro. From July 2014 to December 2016 Jodie moved to San Francisco on secondment with KPMG and took a break from riding to focus on her career. Since returning to Cayman in 2017 she has rekindled her love for show jumping and competes locally on her mare Nala. Jodie is also passionate about equine welfare and ensuring the well being of horses here in Cayman.
DIRECTOR – Philip Millward graduated with an LLB (Hons) from the University of Warwick and is qualified to practice law in the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, England and Hong Kong. Philip is currently a partner in the Funds & Investment Management team at Maples and Calder and works closely with hedge fund managers and their onshore counsel, advising on the structuring and ongoing maintenance of hedge funds. He also advises on the formation of private equity funds and shareholder arrangements relating to investments made by such funds. Although Philip does not ride, he is an enthusiastic supporter of his daughter Thea Millward, former representative of the Cayman Islands riding team, who now competes in the UK.
DIRECTOR – Tanya Ziemniak