DR. MARION WILLIAMS
Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados is Dr. Marion Williams.
Dr. Williams has worked in the area of
economics and finance at the Central Bank for over 20 years. She
is an economist by training, a qualified banker and a qualified
accountant. She holds a PH.D. from the University of Surrey and
a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of the West
Indies. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers (FCIB) of
the U.K., and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). Dr.
Williams is President of the Barbados Institute of Banking and
Finance, and is a member of the Barbados Economics Society, and
of the Association of Caribbean Economists.
She has also represented the Bank at several
meetings and seminars, both regionally and internationally, and
has published several articles in local, regional and
international journals. Her previous work ranges from public
finance to the development of the real sector. She has also
conducted consultancies for the CARICOM Secretariat, USAID and
the Commonwealth Secretariat and the ILO on areas ranging from
financial management, capital market development and housing and
mortgage market development and employment generation.
Before joining the Central Bank in 1973, Dr.
Williams was Deputy Manager and then Manager of the Research
Department of the East Caribbean Currency Authority. During her
career at the Central Bank she worked in senior and management
positions, including the positions of Adviser, Senior Adviser
and Deputy Governor. She has been an active member of several
advisory committees, both within and outside of the Bank.
She is author of the book "Liberalising
a Regulated Banking System, the Caribbean Case",
published by Avebury.