The Central Bank of Barbados today announced the appointment of Michael A. Edghill, an accountant, to its Board of Directors. He will serve a one-year term, which commenced November 9, 2023.
Edghill has more than 40 years of experience in the field of auditing, accounting, finance and risk management and was most recently an Audit Partner at KPMG of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. During that time, he led and conducted audits and issued audit opinions for entities in the financial services sector including banks, insurance companies, and credit unions. He held several positions in that organisation, including Head of Audit, Financial Services Practice Leader, Senior Manager, and Audit Manager.
Edghill is a Member of the Certified General Accountant Association of Canada (CGA) now, Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA), and holds an MBA in Finance from York University in Canada. He previously served on the Council of Institute of Chartered Accounts of Barbados (ICAB), acting as the Chairman of its Audit and Accounting Standards Committee.
His appointment follows a June 2023 amendment to the Central Bank of Barbados Act that expanded the number of Board Members to eight. The other directors are Governor Dr. Kevin Greenidge, who is the Chairman; Director Finance and Planning Ian Carrington, who is an ex-officio member; economist Trevor Campbell; economist and Deputy Principal at the University of the West Indies, Professor Winston Moore; economist and financial analyst Professor Justin Robinson; attorney-at-law Lynne Marie Simmons; and businessman Jared Wright.