Mr. Panton is the Minister of Financial Services, Commerce and Environment and the Third Elected Member for Bodden Town.
He attended Cayman Prep School and subsequently what was then called the Cayman Islands High School. Following graduation from sixth form he attended the Cayman Islands Law School and joined the firm of WS Walker & Co (now called Walkers) as an articled clerk. After qualifying in 1988, Mr. Panton joined Walkers as a corporate and trust associate.
He became a partner in Walkers in January 1997 and had been a member of the firm’s three member Management Committee, the Deputy Managing Partner, Managing Partner of the firm’s international structured and asset finance practice and Chairman of the Walkers group until his retirement in June 2011.
He has been active in a number of professional, civic organisations, district and community organisations and statutory authorities. He was President of the Caymanian Bar Association, Chairman of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands, Vice Chairman of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands and a member of the government Shipping Sector Consultative Committee.