The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) announced the appointment of Isaac Anthony from Saint Lucia as the Facility’s first full-time Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2013.
Prior to this appointment, he served as Permanent Secretary, Planning and National Development in the Government of Saint Lucia. He also has served his country in key positions such as Accountant General, Registrar of Insurance, Director of Finance and Permanent Secretary, Finance. He has served as a CCRIF board member appointed by CARICOM for the past 5 years.
Anthony brings many years’ experience as a senior finance and planning official with the Government of Saint Lucia, coupled with service on the boards of key regional financial institutions, including the Caribbean Development Bank and the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank –all of which have provided a bedrock of expertise and experience to function effectively in the role of CCRIF’s CEO.
Anthony graduated from the University of the West Indies with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Accounting (double major) and an MBA.
CCRIF’s Executive Chairman, Milo Pearson indicated that Anthony “brings invaluable experience and insight to this new position which, in part, has been created to address both decision-making and governance issues with a focus on high-quality internal controls to enhance efficiencies and to reduce our financial risk. This is a big part of our efforts to strengthen the sustainability of the Facility as we continue to evolve into a more mature Caribbean institution.”
One of Anthony’s first priorities “will be to meet with government agencies, including ministries of finance, across the region towards strengthening their relationship with CCRIF and to continue discussions regarding the new excess rainfall product,” said the announcement. “The CEO also will further explore how the Facility can support capacity development in the region through its technical assistance program.”
Source: Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF)
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