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Elson Gaskin

Elson Gaskin

Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Barbados (Governor's Office)

Elson Gaskin was appointed Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados effective October 1, 2023.

Prior to joining the Central Bank as its Secretary and Legal Counsel in March 2007, he was General Legal Counsel of the Fair Trading Commission.

He has 31 years practicing experience as an attorney-at-law and a finance and regulatory professional and applies a principled but facilitative approach to contemporary issues and developments.

Since 2021, he has led strategic planning at the Central Bank, has had two prior acting stints as Deputy Governor, and has acted as officer in charge of the Bank on several occasions. 

Gaskin is a former lecturer in Business Law at the University of the West Indies, a former Chairman of the Severance Payments Appeals Tribunal, and a former Chairman of the Task Force on the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) implementation in Barbados. He also headed the Task Force that advised Government on the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Gaskin is a member of the Institute of Chartered Bankers of Scotland. He holds an MBA in Banking and Law with Distinction from Bangor University (North Wales); a Chartered Banker MBA; an LLB (Hons) from the University of the West Indies, and a Legal Education Certificate (LEC) from Hugh Wooding Law School.

In 2017 he was appointed a Justice of the Peace. His interests include philanthropic works, theatrical productions and the culinary arts.


Updated October 25, 2023

Bio- Elson Gaskin