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Board of Directors

Condé Riley

Chairman

Condé Riley is a retired investment and trustee banker who worked in Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the United Kingdom for one of the world’s largest banks.

He was elected to the BCA’s Board in 1996 and except for one year has served Barbados’s cricket for the past 21 years.

He was elected as director of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in 2006 and has served as a member of the Finance, Pension and Provident Fund, Cricket Development and Human Resource Development Committees. On July 1 2023, he was appointed chairman of the Human Resource Committee for a 2-year period by Cricket West Indies (CWI).

Condé was the event manager for the Barbados leg of the ICC T20 World Cup 2010 which hosted the final of that tournament. He held responsibility for cricket operations, logistics, security and entertainment. His team was complimented for an efficient and incident free leg.

In 2014 Condé was appointed by CWI as one of its 3 directors on the 6-member Cricket Tournament Committee of the Caribbean Premier League, which has responsibility for the integrity of the League.

Condé holds the Administrative Corporate Secretary (ACS) qualification from the UWI School of Business.

Dr. Patricia Downes-Grant

Director

Dr. Patricia Downes-Grant was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Sagicor Life Inc. on January 1, 2006, having served as Group Chief Operating Officer, since July 1, 2002. She joined Sagicor in 1991 and held several senior positions, including those of Vice President, Investments and Treasury and Executive Vice President, Finance and Investments, before being appointed Chief Executive Officer.

She holds an MBA in Finance, an MA in Economics, and a Doctorate in Business Administration (Finance). Prior to joining Sagicor, Dr. Patricia Downes-Grant was a Senior Manager in the Management, Consulting and Insolvency Division of Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). Dr. Downes-Grant also has significant work experience in development banking. She served as Chairman of the Barbados Stock Exchange and Barbados Central Securities Depository. She is a director of several companies within the Sagicor Group and other private companies in Barbados.

In 2014, Dr. Downes-Grant was honoured for her services to the financial industry and was awarded Commander of the British Empire (CBE). More recently, an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree was conferred on Dr. Downes-Grant by the University of the West Indies in recognition of her contribution to the financial services industry in the region.

John A. F. Cole

Director

Mr. John A. F. Cole’s distinguished career spanned over 50 years in the Cole’s Printery family business, where he became managing director. He also served two decades as a director of Casuarina Beach Club Ltd.

In the 1950’s he worked with publishing companies in the U.K and later returned to Barbados and instituted printing processes that helped to revolutionise the local printing industry.

He was appointed to the board of the Barbados Development Bank in 1988, and later to the Board of Hotels & Resorts Ltd. He was made an Independent Senator in 1991 and Deputy Chairman of the Barbados Tourism Authority that year. He served as President of the Barbados National Trust and as Chairman of Bush Hill Tourism Trust Inc., the institution which restored George Washington House.

Mr. Cole was a trustee of the Dyslexia Foundation and Codrington High School. An avid sportsman, he represented his club and Barbados in various sporting disciplines. He received the Barbados Centennial Honour for his service in the printing industry and the Gold Crown of Merit for civic duty and for his contributions in tourism and printing. He is a director of Consumers’ Guarantee Insurance and a patron of the arts.

Michael O. Mayers

Director

Michael O. Mayers graduated from the UWI, Cave Hill, in 1998 with a BSc. in Economics and Accounting (First Class Honours). He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

He has worked in a number of public and private sector entities in Barbados, in the capacity of Treasury Assistant of a global petroleum marketing company, Auditor with an international accounting and audit firm and Accountant in the hospitality sector. Mr. Mayers is currently an Investment Analyst at the National Insurance Department, a position he has held since August 2005. He has participated in several training courses and workshops in Risk Crisis Management, Occupational Health Safety & Welfare and Delinquency Management. Formerly a member of the Leo Club of Barbados North, he provides voluntary guidance in the areas of operations and finance to small startup businesses, churches and community based groups.

Peter Whitehall

Director

Peter Whitehall is a career economist and central banker who, at the Central Bank of Barbados, has served as Adviser to the Governor, Director of the Foreign Exchange and Export Credits Department and as Deputy Director of the Research and Economic Analysis Department.

Mr. Whitehall’s international experience includes serving as a former Adviser to the Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean at the International Monetary Fund, where he functioned as an alternate board member and participated in the Fund’s economic and financial surveillance missions to several Caribbean countries. He also served on the Board of the University of the Southern Caribbean in Trinidad.

As a research economist trained at the University of the West Indies and later Harvard University, he published technical economic papers in local, regional and international journals. An experienced banker, he developed financial structures and criteria for grant and loan schemes and managed a portfolio of BDS$100 million. He serves as a director of Fund Access.

Timothy Simmons

Director

Timothy Simmons has been Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Growth Fund Limited since its inception in January 1998. He has over 20 years experience in business development and financing for small and medium sized businesses, having worked as a Management Consultant with a leading accounting firm and as an Investment Analyst with a regional development financing institution.

Mr. Simmons is a graduate of UWI Cave Hill where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with first class honours. He holds an MBA in Finance from Schulich School of Business, Canada.

He has served his community through directorships in the Barbados National Bank, Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited and Barbados Mortgage Finance Co. Ltd. Mr Simmons remains active in the community by offering guidance and support to talented and emerging entrepreneurs.