Former Managing Director and Chief Operations Officer of his family’s group of companies, that include Hew’s Hotel & Restaurant Supplies, Macdonald’s, the Office Bar, and Hew’s Janitorial, and co-owner of Bon Vivant Kitchen studio along with his wife Cynthia, Joseph “Joey” Hew brings a wealth of successful business experience to public life.
Mr Hew is a past President of the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce, and headed the Cayman Islands Restaurant Association for five years until it’s amalgamation into the Cayman Islands Tourism Association, where he continued to serve as a Director. In addition, he has been Deputy Chairman of the Trade and Business Licensing Board, as well as the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands. Mr Hew is a current member of the board for the Cayman Island Hospice, and a Past President and still an active member of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman.
In 2013 he sought office as a George Town candidate under the banner of the Progressives and in winning his seat was named Councillor to the Ministry of District Administration, Tourism and Transport. In the May 2017 elections, Mr Hew was successful once again winning his seat as the representative for George Town North and currently holds the office of Minister with the responsibility for Commerce, Planning, and Infrastructure.
Mr Hew enjoys running with his wife Cynthia and is an avid crossfitter. He and his wife Cynthia are the parents of two sons Jacob and Joshua.