Dr. DeLisle Worrell served as Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados from 2009 to 2017.
Dr. Worrell, an Economist, founded the Research Department of the Central Bank in 1973, and served with the Bank until 1998, by which time he was Deputy Governor with responsibilities for research, management information systems and banking supervision.
Between 1998 and 2008 Dr. Worrell worked with the International Monetary Fund, focusing on monetary policy, financial stability and stress testing in countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. From 2008 until 2009, he served as the Executive Director of the Caribbean Centre for Money and Finance (CCMF).
More recently, Dr. Worrell was the co-chair of the Financial Stability Board’s Regional Consultative Group, Americas (RGC_A) alongside Senior Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada, Carolyn Wilkins.
Dr. Worrell is the author of Policies for Stabilization and Growth in Small Very Open Economies (Group of Thirty, Washington D C, 2012) and Small Island Economies (Praeger Publishers, 1987). His publications on money and banking, exchange rate policy and the balance of payments, fiscal policy, the economic implications of size, and the comparative economic performance of Caribbean and South Pacific economies, may be found on the websites of the International Monetary Fund, the Central Bank of Barbados, the Caribbean Centre for Money and Finance, and international journals and publications.
Dr. Worrell holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from U.W.I. and a Ph.D. in the same discipline from McGill University.