Maynard-Gibson, a known advocate for the rights of women and children is a former Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs of The Bahamas. Of the living former Attorneys-General, she is the longest serving. She was the first Minister of Financial Services and is the first female to take Silk in The Bahamas.
During her 15 years in front line politics and while she served as Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs, great strides were made in access to justice, especially through the use of technology, focus on people centered justice, data-based decision making, and, simplification of systems for access to justice. As Minister of Financial Services and Investment, she, and her team, with the private sector, promulgated and implemented the first 5 Year Strategic Plan for Financial Services.
Maynard-Gibson was a member of the Task Force that produced, in 2019, the “Justice of All” Report. In 2018, she served as a member of the first People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime in South Africa. In 2019, Maynard-Gibson took a sabbatical at Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative. Emerging from her sabbatical, she commenced work with several NGOs to focus on people centered justice, social justice and access to justice. Currently, she practices law as a Consultant to Clement T. Maynard & Company; serves as Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the University of The Bahamas; a member of the Board of Trustees of her alma mater, Barry University, and a member of the Justice Leadership Group and Director of the CHANCE Foundation.
She is the first woman from the Caribbean to serve on the Advisory Council of the Club de Madrid and the first Bahamian to be elected as Overseas Bencher of The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. Other leadership roles include, serving as President of the International Women’s Forum; Chairman of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force; past Assistant Director of International Trends and Services of The Links, Incorporated; past Bahamas President of The Links, Incorporated; and, serving in many advisory capacities in the Anglican Diocese of The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands.