Board of Directors

Stephen McNamara, 64, was appointed Non-Executive Chairman on January 1, 2010, having formerly served as Vice-Chairman since June 2007. He has been an independent Director since December 2002, and is a citizen of St Lucia and Ireland. He is a British-trained Attorney-at-law, and is the Senior Partner of McNamara & Company, Attorneys-at-Law of St. Lucia. Mr McNamara was elected to the Board of Sagicor Life Inc in 1997. He is Chairman of the Group’s main operating subsidiary, Sagicor Life Inc, Sagicor USA, and Sagicor Finance Inc. He serves as a Director of Sagicor Group Jamaica and a number of other subsidiaries within the Group.
 
Andrew Aleong, 54, has been an independent Director since June 2005, and is a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago. He holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Canada. Mr Aleong is Group Managing Director of the Albrosco Group of Companies, Trinidad and Tobago, and has served the Trinidad and Tobago manufacturing industry for over 25 years. He is a former President of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association. Mr Aleong also serves as a Director of a number of private companies. He was elected a Director of Sagicor Life Inc in 2005, and is also a Director of a number of other subsidiaries within the Group.
 
Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, K.A., 59, has been an independent Director since June 2005, and is a citizen of Barbados. Sir Hilary earned his PhD from Hull University, United Kingdom, and received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the same University in 2003. He has served as the Head of the History Department and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, University of the West Indies. In 1998, he was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies and, in 2002, the Principal of Cave Hill Campus. Sir Hilary has published widely on Caribbean economic history, cricket history and culture and higher education and serves on the Editorial Boards of several academic journals. He has lectured in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. He was elected a Director of Sagicor Life Inc in 2005, and is also a Director of Sagicor Life Jamaica and a number of other subsidiaries within the Group.  He is a member of the Secretary General of the UN; Ban Ki Moon's Advisory Board on Science and Sustainable Development, and Vice President of the Commonwealth Ministers' Advisory Board on Sport.
 
Peter Clarke, 60, has been an independent Director since June 2010 and is a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and a Law degree from Downing College, Cambridge University. He was called to the Bar as a member of Grays Inn, London, in 1979 and to the Bar of Trinidad and Tobago in 1980. Mr Clarke is a Financial Consultant, who formerly practised as a Barrister-at-Law before embarking on a 22-year career in stockbroking. From 1984 to 2000l, he was the Managing Director of Money Managers Limited, and Chief Executive Officer of West Indies Stockbrokers Limited (WISE) from 2001 until his retirement in 2005. Mr Clarke is a Director of a number of companies in Trinidad and Tobago, including the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange. He is also a member of the University of the West Indies Development and Endowment Fund and the Finance Council of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Port of Spain. From 2002 to 2005, he was a Director of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce.  Mr Clarke also serves as a Director of Sagicor Life Inc, Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited and Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited. 

 
Dr. Jeannine Comma, 64, has been an independent Director since June 2007, and is Chairman of the Human Resources Committee.  She is a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago. She holds a PhD from George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA, and is also a graduate of the University of the Virgin Islands. Dr Comma is CEO/Director of the Cave Hill School of Business of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.  She specialises in organisational development, strategy and leadership development. She has made significant contributions to the sustainable development of human capital within the regional business community. Dr Comma has extensive experience in Leadership Development, Organisational Strategic Planning, Transformation Management and Corporate Governance.  She has also taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels at George Washington University, Howard University, Washington, DC, and the University of the West Indies. She is a member of The American Society for Training and Development and the Commonwealth Association of Public Administration and Management (CAPAM), and serves on the boards of Barbados Tourism Inc, The National Initiative For Service Excellence and the Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation.  Dr Comma was elected a Director of Sagicor Life Inc in 2006.  
 
Monish Dutt, 56, has been an independent Director since 2012 and is a citizen of India and a permanent resident of the United States of America. He holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the London Business School, London University, and a BA in Economics from the University of Delhi. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, London, England. Currently a Consultant on Emerging Markets, Mr Dutt is a seasoned investment professional who, for the 25 years preceding 2011, was employed with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. While at IFC, he held various positions, the most recent of which was Chief Credit Officer for Global Financial Institutions & Private Equity Funds. He was formerly the Head of IFC’s Private Equity Advisory Group; the Head of the Baltics, Central Europe, Turkey and Balkans Group; Principal Investment Officer for Asia; Senior Investment Officer for Central & Eastern Europe, and an Investment Officer for Africa, Latin America and Asia. Mr Dutt has extensive experience evaluating investment proposals in financial institutions and private equity funds globally, structuring investments, tracking global investment portfolios, and providing quality control guidance to private equity fund investments. Mr Dutt has also represented IFC on boards of investee companies.  Mr Dutt serves as a Director of Sagicor Bank Jamaica Limited.

Marjorie Fyffe-Campbell, 63, has been an independent Director since June 2005, and is a citizen of Jamaica. She is a Management Consultant and holds an MSc in Accounting from the University of the West Indies, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica and a member of the Hospitality, Financial and Technology Professionals. She is a former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Urban Development Corporation, Jamaica, a large property-owning company that manages several entities such as hotels, attractions, a maintenance company, a water supply company, a shopping centre, a conference centre and a golf course. Mrs Fyffe-Campbell is an Adjunct Lecturer in Financial and Management Accounting and Enterprise Risk Management Governance at the Mona School of Business and Management of the University of the West Indies, where she is also pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration with emphasis on corporate governance. She was elected a Director of Sagicor Life Jamaica in 2002, and is also a Director of other subsidiaries within the Group.
 
Richard M Kellman, 63, was elected as a Director in June 2009, and was appointed Group Chief Operating Officer on November 1, 2009. He is a citizen of Guyana and of the United Kingdom. He holds a BSc in Statistics from University College, London University, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and an Associate of the Society of Actuaries. He has also attended training programmes at Harvard Business School and has completed other financial, investment and management training courses. Mr Kellman is a financial services professional with wide knowledge regionally in the areas of finance, pensions, insurance and investments. He has also held senior actuarial and management positions and served on several Boards.
 
William Lucie-Smith, 63, has been an independent Director since June 2005, and is a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago. He holds an MA from Oxford University and is a Chartered Accountant. He holds an MA from Oxford University and is a Chartered Accountant.  He is a retired Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Trinidad and Tobago, where he headed the Corporate Finance and Recoveries Divisions, specialising in all aspects of business valuations, privatisation, mergers and acquisitions and corporate taxation. He was elected a Director of Sagicor Life Inc in 2005, and is also a Director of Sagicor USA, and a number of other subsidiaries within the Group.
 
Dodridge Miller, 57, was appointed Group President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2002, and has been a Director since December 2002. A citizen of Barbados, Mr Miller is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and obtained his MBA from the University of Wales and Manchester Business School. He holds an LLM in Corporate and Commercial Law from the University of the West Indies and, in October 2008, he was conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the University of the West Indies. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the banking, insurance and financial services industries. Prior to his appointment as Group President and Chief Executive Officer, he held the positions of Treasurer and Vice President – Finance and Investments, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Mr Miller joined the Group in 1989. He is a Director of Sagicor Life Inc, Sagicor USA, Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited (formerlyerley Pan Caribbean Financial Services) and a number of other subsidiaries within the Group.
 
John Shettle, Jr, 60, has been an independent Director since June 2008, and is a citizen of the United States of America. He received his undergraduate degree from Washington & Lee University, and holds an MBA from the Sellinger School of Business at Loyola College, Maryland. Mr Shettle is an Operating Partner for Stone Point Capital, a private equity firm in the global financial services industry. He has over 20 years’ experience in senior management positions in the property/casualty, health and insurance related services industry. More recently, he served as Senior Advisor, Lightyear Capital, a private equity firm, and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Victor O Schinnerer Company. Prior to that, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Tred Avon Capital Advisors Inc, a firm providing advisory services to companies and private equity firms focused on the insurance sector. He has held senior management positions at Securitas Capital, Swiss Reinsurance Company and Frederick, the Maryland-based AVEMCO Corporation (NYSE). Mr Shettle is also a Director of Sagicor USA and a number of subsidiaries within the Group.

Richard P Young, 64, a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, was appointed an independent Director of the Company in January 2014He is a Chartered Accountant by profession, and has had a distinguished career in accounting, auditing, insurance and banking. He has over 40 years’ experience in the regional financial services sector, the last seventeen of which he spent as the Managing Director of Scotiabank Trinidad & Tobago Limited and a Senior Vice President of The Bank of Nova Scotia, before retiring in 2012.  Prior to joining Scotiabank, he was the Managing Director of NEM (West Indies) Insurance Ltd. (‘NEMWIL’). Mr Young also served as Chairman and Deputy Chairman of other Scotia Group subsidiaries, as well as Deputy Chairman of the National Housing Authority.  He is a former President of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago; President of the Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago;  Chairman of the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange and Committee Member of the Association of Insurance Companies of Trinidad & Tobago.  In July 2013, Mr Young was appointed Chairman of the Economic Development Board of Trinidad and Tobago. He is also Chairman of Catholic Media Services Limited and Youth Business Trinidad and Tobago.