Dr. Kevin Greenidge, Governor , Central Bank of Barbados
- Dr. Kevin Greenidge
Dr. Kevin Greenidge is the Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, a position he took up from March 1, 2023..
Before assuming the role of Governor, Dr. Greenidge was a Senior Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a position he held from 2011. However, between 2018 and 2022, he took a leave of absence to act as Senior Economic Advisor to the Government of Barbados, where he was instrumental in the design and implementation of the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) programme.
He also previously spent 17 years at the Central Bank of Barbados, where he rose through the ranks to become the Bank’s Director of Research and Economic Analysis Department (READ) from 2009 until 2011. As the Director of READ, Dr. Greenidge developed and managed the framework for providing sound economic intelligence and policy advice to senior management and the Bank’s publics to enhance people’s understanding of the workings of the Barbados economy.
His more than 25-year career spans economics, finance and public policy. He co-edited two books, Aspects of Financial Liberalisation and Capital Market Development in the Caribbean (2008) and Proceedings of the Conference on “Corporate Governance in the Financial Sector” (2003), and he has published over 200 papers in regional and international journals on a range of topics, including the measurement of financial liberalisation and the challenges of policymakers in small developing countries, issues of exchange rate misalignment in the Caribbean, cross country monetary effects, and growth and convergence in the Caribbean.
His current research focus is on growth and debt dynamics in small island economies, the macroeconomic effects of governance and corruption, and on fiscal multipliers and growth. Dr. Greenidge is also a member of the International Atlantic Economic Society, the Western Economic Association, and a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society. He is also a referee for a number of journals.
Dr. Greenidge holds a B.Sc. in Economics with first class honours from the University of the West Indies, a Masters in Economics from the University of Cambridge in the UK, and a Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham, also in the UK. He also holds an associate degree in Business Management from Columbia University.
Trevor Campbell, Director
- Mr. Trevor Campbell - Economist
Trevor Douglas Anderson Campbell is the holder of a Bachelor of Science Degree (Economics) – Upper Second Class Honours – from the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus, Barbados (1985) and a Master of Arts Degree in Economics from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (1987).
He commenced his working career on July 2, 1970 as a Clerical Officer in the Department of Inland Revenue where he rose to the office of Tax Inspector, his focus being on desk auditing of income tax returns and field auditing as it related to sales tax, before tendering his resignation in 1983 in order to complete studies at the UWI and to pursue graduate studies in Economics at Queen’s University.
He is married to Angela Waterman-Campbell.
On the completion of his studies in Canada in 1987, he returned to Barbados and was employed as an Economist 1 at the Public Investment Unit, which falls under the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs. His duties included, among other things, preparation of periodic updates of project profiles, familiarisation with objective, justification, costs, scheduling and plans and problems of assigned projects
However, it was in October 1991 when he accepted an offer to join the Central Bank of Barbados as a Junior Economist in the Research Department that the majority of his years (14) as a public servant was spent. Between 1991 and 1996, in that capacity, he was responsible for managing the Balance of Payments on a daily basis, making projections for the Bank’s Economic Outlook, interacting with IMF officials who were in Barbados in the early 1990s to provide guidance on the country’s stabilisation programme, participating in the Bank’s Annual Review Seminars, assisting the Bank in the preparing of its quarterly Reviews, presenting papers at overseas conferences with a view to having them published in recognised economic journals and playing a role with his involvement in the Schools’ Outreach Programme.
In 1997, he was promoted to Senior Economist, a position which he held until his retirement on December 5, 2005. In addition to most of the duties identified in his former position, this new post included the preparation of Board papers, policy memos, supervision of Junior Economists, overseeing the Balance of Payments, monitoring the public sector activities and being involved as a member of the Bank’s Economic Modelling Team.
Between 2000 and 2005, he was appointed to act as a Chief Economist on two occasions and Chief Policy Analyst on one occasion. Additional duties associated with these posts included becoming a member of the Editorial Committee, coordinating the budget of the Research Department and Research Management Delegation.
While at the Bank, he attended two IMF Balance of Payments training courses in Washington D.C and St. Kitts and Nevis, an IMF Financial Programming training course in Barbados and several internal training programmes conducted by Central Bank officers. Additionally, he has written several articles, mainly balance of payments related and to a lesser extent, on the public sector which have been published in international economic journals, for example, in Central Bank’s Economic Review, Money Affairs, International Journal of Public Administration, Savings and Development Issues, International Advances in Economic Research and Central Bank’s 30th Anniversary Publication, to name a few.
He was also engaged in part-time employment and was attached to the Department of Management Studies of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus where he lectured in Economic and Quantitative Aids to Decision-Making (1991-92), Introduction to Managerial Economics (1994) and Introduction to Microeconomics (1995-97).
In the field of sports, he represented Barbados in cricket in the Under-20 Youth Tournament in Trinidad and Tobago in 1968, was a member of the Under-19 Youth team which played against the Australian Schoolboys at Kensington Oval in 1969 and made his debut for the Barbados Senior Team against the Duke of Norfolk X1 at Kensington Oval in 1970. Further, in martial arts, he attained the degree of Shodan (first degree black belt) as a member of the Barbados Shotokan Club in 2011.
Ian Carrington, Director
- Mr. Ian Carrington - Director of Finance & Economic Affairs
Carrington is the Director of Finance and Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investments, with responsibility and oversight for the Government’s financial management.
Carrington brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge in the areas of Finance, Insurance, Banking and Economic Affairs.
He holds a Masters of Public Administration and a Post-Graduate diploma in Public Policy from Harvard University, and is a Fellow of the Certified General Accountants of Canada and of Certified Professional Accountants of Canada. Mr. Carrington is the former Director of the National Insurance in Barbados where he was responsible for the administration of Barbados’ social security system.
Professor Winston Moore, Director
- Dr. Winston Moore - Professor of Economics and Deputy Principal at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus
Dr. Winston Moore is presently Professor of Economics and Deputy Principal at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. Since joining the University, he has also been the Head of the Department of Economics and the Director of the School for Graduate Studies and Research.
Professor Moore is a very active public commentator on issues related to national development and is a former President of the Barbados Economics Society. His recent research has examined the issues surrounding the green economy, private sector development as well as the economic impact of climate change on tourism.
Professor Moore has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, books and book chapters. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Surrey; an MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick; and, a BSc in Economics from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill.
Professor Justin Robinson, Director
- Dr. Justin Robinson - Economist/Financial Analyst
Dr. C. Justin Robinson is a national of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and currently serves as Head of the Department of Management Studies, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. He obtained his PhD in Finance from the University of Manchester, UK. He also holds an MSc in Finance and Econometrics from Florida International University and a BSc. in Management Studies (First Class Honours) from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados.
Dr. Robinson oversees the publication of the “Weekly Caribbean Stock Market Report” and a Quarterly Survey of Consumer Sentiment in CARICOM. Dr. Robinson currently serves as a Director of the Central Bank of Barbados, and First Vice President of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society. Dr. Robinson is happily married to Angela and is the proud father of Ayana and Ayeshia.
Dr. Robinson’s research interests are Capital Markets in Developing Countries, Public Finance, Financial Risk Management and Corporate Finance. He has published extensively on these subjects in a number of regional and international journals. Major publications include:
An Analysis of the Financial Performance of Statutory Corporations in Developing Countries, The Role and Future of European Derivatives Markets, Capital Market Integration in the Caribbean, Stock Price Behaviour in Emerging Markets, Long Term Financing Decisions in the Caribbean, Analyzing Capital Flows to Developing Countries, Commercial Banking in the Year 2000, and Customer Satisfaction with Public Transportation in Developing Countries.
Lynne-Marie Simmons, Director
- Lynne-Marie Simmons
A graduate of the Law Faculty of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Lynne-Marie Simmons obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree with Second-Class honours in 1994. Two years later, she obtained the Certificate of the Council of Legal Education from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad. Lynne-Marie returned to Barbados and was admitted to practise as an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Barbados in October 1996. She was employed as the first in-house attorney for Colybrand Company Services Limited, the corporate and trust company being a subsidiary of Coopers & Lybrand (now trading as PWC).
During her tenure with Colybrand, Lynne-Marie was accepted to read for a Master of Laws degree at King’s College, London. In 1997, she moved to London to pursue further learning in Civil Practice and Procedure, Principles of Taxation, Intellectual Property and International and Comparative Trust Law. She excelled in her studies and was awarded a Master of Laws degree with Merit in 1998.
On graduating from King’s College, Lynne-Marie secured a solicitor’s training contract with the prestigious London-based firm of Charles Russell Solicitors (now Charles Russell Speechlys). During her two years with the firm, she held a seat in the Lloyds Insurance Litigation Department and then in the Private Client Department.
Ever the perpetual student, Lynne-Marie enrolled at the BPP Law School where she successfully completed the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test. She was admitted to practise as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in September 2000. She continues to be on the Roll of Solicitors of the Law Society of England and Wales as a non-practising solicitor.
In 2001, Lynne-Marie was canvassed, once again, to return to work for another PWC-affiliated company, this time in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. As Senior Manager of the Corporate and Trust Department of Abacus Trust and Management Services Limited (Abacus), she provided advisory services to a diverse portfolio of corporate and trust clients both locally and offshore. In April 2001, Lynne-Marie was admitted to practise as a Barrister-at-Law of the Supreme Court of the Eastern Caribbean in the territory of the British Virgin Islands.
In 2002, having completed the Foundation Course in Compliance Risk Management, she became an Associate Member of the Compliance Institute (UK). That same year, Lynne-Marie was designated to act as Abacus’ Compliance Officer, in accordance with the provisions of the British Virgin Islands Anti-Money Laundering Code of Practice 2001. In her capacity as a Compliance Practitioner, Lynne-Marie was also a Founder Member and past Legislative Chair of the Association of Compliance Officers and Practitioners of the British Virgin Islands.
Lynne-Marie joined the BVI Chapter of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) in 2002 as an Associate Member and acted as its Membership and Training Secretary. She would later become a Full Member of STEP in 2007.
Lynne-Marie left Abacus in 2003 to head the Corporate and Trust department of ATU General Trust (BVI) Limited/VP Bank (BVI) Limited. Together with her staff, she oversaw the maintenance of a portfolio of over 3,000 IBCs and 40 trusts.
In late 2004, she returned to Barbados and established a boutique practice specialising in corporate, commercial, property and immigration matters. In 2009, Lynne-Marie completed the Professional Mediator Certification Course with Kennesaw State University. She continues to advance her knowledge and skills-set in ADR and successfully completed training courses in Barbados and Jamaica including the JIPS Advanced Mediation Course, and the Advanced Training Course for Court-Connected Mediators.
A member of the ADR Association of Barbados, Lynne-Marie is actively involved in that organisation. She was one of the first group of professional Mediators to participate in the Supreme Court of Barbados’ Court-Annexed Mediation Pilot Project. As part of that project, Lynne-Marie has successfully mediated matters at the Magistrate’s Court and High Court levels and privately. She was appointed as a Mediator of the Supreme Court of Barbados in November 2015.
Lynne-Marie is a licenced Corporate and Trust Services Provider and is actively involved in the international business and financial sectors. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Barbados Branch of STEP and is the former Chair of the Barbados Bar Association’s Sub-Committee on International Business. In August 2018, Lynne-Marie was appointed by the Hon. Mia Mottley, Q.C., M.P, Prime Minister of Barbados, to be a director of the Barbados International Business Promotion Corporation (‘Invest Barbados’), an economic development agency of the Government responsible for attracting and sustaining international investment for Barbados.
Jared Wright, Director
- Jared Wright
Jared Wright is the Senior Vice President & Head of the Massy Integrated Retail Portfolio (IRP)Barbados where he is ultimately responsible for the strategic oversight, leadership and performance of Integrated Retail Portfolio companies in Barbados. Along with his IRP executive responsibilities, Jared Wright is also the CEO of Massy Stores (Barbados) Ltd. the largest supermarket retail chain in Barbados.
Prior to his appointment as the SVP of the Massy IRP in Barbados and CEO of Massy Stores, Wright was most recently the CEO of Massy Distribution (Barbados), one of the island’s largest food distributors.
Prior to Massy Distribution, Wright held various executive roles in different organizations, one of note being the post of Chief Operating Office of the largest Credit Union in Barbados with executive responsibility for key operating functions within the Credit Union and immediately prior to that as the Commercial Director of the largest supermarket chain in Barbados with executive responsibility for Supply Chain, Marketing & Customer Service.
Wright holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Management and Information Technology (Double Major & First Class Honors) from the University of the West Indies and a Masters of Business Administration (Merit) from the University of Bradford.
Wright brings with him significant experience and expertise in strategic planning and execution, business restructuring, turnaround strategies and optimizing the use of technology and analytics in strategy execution. He is a proven leader with a track record for creating a culture of accountability and performance.