Mr. Marius St. Rose is a citizen of Saint Lucia and the current Chairman of CariCRIS’ Credit Rating Committee. Mr St. Rose also chairs several other bodies including the Resolution Trust Corporation (ECCB), the OECS Pension Reform Commission (ECCB), the OECS Public Expenditure Review Commission, and the Saint Lucia Tribunal of Income Tax Appeal Commissioners. He is a director of Emera Barbados Holdings and a Member of the UWI Vice Chancellors Selection Committee for Distinguished Academics. Specialising in Economics and Management, Mr. St. Rose is a former Group Managing Director of Bank of Saint Lucia Limited and a former Senior Vice President (Operations) of the Caribbean Development Bank, with responsibility for the Departments of Economics and Programming, Projects, and Corporate Policy and Planning.


William P. Lucie-Smith is a retired Senior Partner of PriceWaterhouseCoopers Trinidad where he headed its Corporate Finance and Recoveries practice. A Chartered Accountant by profession, Mr. Lucie-Smith holds an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, valuation and taxation. Mr. Lucie-Smith currently serves as a Non-Executive Director on a number of Boards including Republic Financial Holdings Limited, Massy Holdings Limited and Sagicor Financial Corporation.


Mr Richard Downer, CD, FCA is a former senior partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Jamaica and has served on a number of boards of directors in the private and government sectors in Jamaica in finance, tourism, agriculture and education. He acted as agent of the Minister of Finance as temporary manager for several failed financial institutions in the 1990s, and in the 1980s he was the Executive Director of a decision support unit at the Office of the Prime Minister. Currently he is a member of the boards of Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited and Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited where he is Chairman of the Audit Committees and he is a director of Dolphin Cove Limited.


Mr Dwight Richardson has extensive experience in banking, finance and management. He is a former Alternate Director, General Manager Finance and Member of the Executive Committee of The Bank of Nova Scotia Jamaica Limited. He was also a member of the Board of several banking and insurance subsidiaries of that bank as well as Chairman of the Jamaica Bankers Association Technical Committee. Mr Richardson is currently a member of the board of Signia Financial Group Inc., and Grace Kennedy General Insurance Company Limited.


Terrence W. Farrell is Principal of Farrell Law and Mediation and the Principal Consultant of Terrayanna Investments Limited. He served on the Board of Directors of Republic Bank Limited from 2008 to 2015 and is currently a member of the Board of Republic Financial Holdings Limited. He is also a Director of Eastern Caribbean Financial Holdings Limited. Dr. Farrell is a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago. Within the private sector, he held senior executive positions at Guardian Holdings Limited and One Caribbean Media Limited (Group Chief Executive Officer). He studied Economics at the University of the West Indies and obtained his PhD at the University of Toronto in 1979. He also holds an LLB (London) degree as well as the LEC (Hugh Wooding Law School). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Banking and Finance of Trinidad and Tobago.


Mr. Ben Arrindell is a retired partner from Ernst & Young. From 1994 to 2009, he was the International Tax Partner and Country Leader for Barbados (2000 to 2009) as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Ernst & Young integrated Caribbean firm encompassing Barbados, BVI, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, the OECS and the Netherland Antilles. His experience includes development of the Ernst & Young tax practice in the Caribbean and management of the Ernst & Young operations in Barbados and the BVI. Mr. Arrindell attended the London Metropolitan University in London, England and holds a Diploma in English Law. He has been a consultant to the Government of Barbados for the past 17 years as technical advisor participating in tax treaty negotiations with several countries including Canada, Cuba, USA, Italy and Spain.


Mr. Wayne Dass is the Chief Executive Officer of Caribbean Information and Credit Rating Services Limited (CariCRIS). Wayne has garnered over twenty-five years’ combined experience in engineering and financial markets, and built specific expertise over the past 15 years in credit risk assessment, financial risk management and investment management. Prior to joining CariCRIS, Wayne held senior leadership positions in prominent regional financial institutions. Over the past 9 years, Wayne has successfully led the expansion and development of CariCRIS, and under his leadership, CariCRIS is now well established throughout the region with a solid track record for independence and integrity in its ratings. Wayne holds BSc. and MSc. Degrees in Engineering and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter-holder.