Mr. Hurlston retired in 1995, after 26 years of public service, as Chief Secretary (and Deputy Governor), one of the highest posts in the Cayman Islands Civil Service.
In 1997, upon the retirement of Sir Vassel Johnson, CBE, JP, Mr. Hurlston was named Managing Director of Montpelier Properties (Cayman) Limited and holds a number of directorships within this group.
He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1983 and has twice been honoured by Her Majesty the Queen, first in 1989 with the award of Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE), and again in 1994 with Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO). He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) in 2012.
Mr. Hurlston is a former Director of Sagicor Life of the Cayman Islands Limited, and a former Director of the Cayman Islands National Insurance Company (CINICO), as well as the first Chairman of the National Roads Authority. In 2007, he was appointed as a Commissioner of the Civil Service Appeals Commission and, in 2009, he was appointed Chairman of the Immigration Work Permit Board until he was appointed Chairman of the Water Authority in 2010. He was appointed a member of the Labour Appeals Tribunal in 2013. Since January 2016 he is currently Chairman of BAF Insurance Company (Cayman) Limited.
Mr. Hurlston is a past President of the Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman, a past Chairman of the National Council of Voluntary Organizations, and President of the Justices of the Peace Association. He is also a founding member of the Civil Service Credit Union and served as its Treasurer, twice, and President, three times. He has also served as the Cayman Islands representative for the British Executive Service Overseas (BESO). Since 2011 he has been appointed the Honorary Representative of the Royal Commonwealth Society for the Cayman Islands, succeeding Mr. Justice Charles Quin. He chaired the committee that in 2011 carried out a review of the (UK) 1999 White Paper (Partnership for Progress and Prosperity) and served as Vice-Chairman of the committee that planned the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012.
He is a Trustee of Saint George’s Anglican Church. Married to Marcia, the Hurlstons are parents to two children, John Paul and Kendra, and four grandchildren. He was educated at Wandsworth College, London.