BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Stephen McNamara, 60, 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, and also of Sagicor Capital Life Insurance Company Limited, Sagicor USA, and Sagicor Finance Inc. He is also a Director of a number of other subsidiaries within the Group.
Andrew Aleong, 50, 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 20 years. He is a former President of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association, where he was a major driving force in establishing the platform for the Association to be financially self-sufficient. 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 Sagicor Capital Life and a number of other subsidiaries within the Group.
Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, K.A., 55, 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.
Marjorie Chevannes-Campbell, 59, has been an independent Director since June 2005, and is a citizen of Jamaica. She holds an MSc in Accounting from the University of the West Indies, and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica and 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 Chevannes-Campbell is a part-time Lecturer in Financial and Management Accounting at the Mona School of Business 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.
Peter Clarke, 56, 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. He is a Financial Consultant with a 22-year career in stockbroking. From 1984 to 2000 he was the Managing Director of Money Managers Limited, one of the leading stockbrokers in Trinidad and Tobago. On the acquisition of Money Managers by West Indies Stockbrokers Limited (WISE), he became Managing Director of WISE in 2000 and was appointed its Chief Executive in 2001 until his retirement in 2005. Between 1980 and 1984 he practised as a Barrister-at-Law in private practice in Trinidad and Tobago. Mr Clarke is a Director of a number of companies in Trinidad and Tobago, and a former Chairman and Director of 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, and from 1992 to 1995 was a member of the Betting Levy Board and Deputy Chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Free Zones Company. Mr Clarke was elected a Director of Sagicor Life Inc in August 2010 and is also Director of a number of other subsidiaries within the Group.
Dr. Jeannine Comma, 60, has been an independent Director since June 2007, and 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, where she specializes 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 and Change Management. 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). Dr Comma was elected a Director of Sagicor Life Inc in 2006, and is also a Director of Sagicor Capital Life and a number of other subsidiaries within the Group.
Joyce Dear, 67, has been an independent Director since August 2006, and is a citizen of Barbados. She is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the United Kingdom and holds an MBA from the University of Warwick. She is also a Member of the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals. She was, until 2004, a Partner in the Assurance and Business Advisory Services Division of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Barbados. Mrs Dear has over 31 years’ experience in rendering audit and financial services to a wide variety of industries, including public companies, tourism and hospitality entities, manufacturing companies, statutory corporations and international funding agencies/government-financed programs and projects. Mrs Dear was the PricewaterhouseCoopers Industry Lead Partner for the public service assignments, and is a past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados. She is a former Director of a general insurance company in Barbados, and is also the Vice-Chair of the subsidiary, Globe Finance Inc.
Monish Dutt, 53, is a citizen of India and a permanent resident of the US. 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.
Richard M Kellman, 59, 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 programs 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 business experience at board level, and is a former CEO of a quoted diversified Group with interests in insurance, banking and real estate. He has also held senior actuarial positions and served on several boards.
William Lucie-Smith, 59, 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 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. Mr Lucie-Smith has been a Special Adviser to the Trinidad and Tobago Government and Central Bank on divestment, and has served on several national committees, such as the Rampersad Committee to Review the Reorganisation and Rationalisation of State Enterprises of Trinidad and Tobago, and the Daly Committee on Corporate Insolvency and Company Law with Special Reference to Severance Pay. He was elected a Director of Sagicor Life Inc in 2005, and is also a Director of Sagicor USA, Sagicor at Lloyd’s, Sagicor Life Jamaica, and a number of other subsidiaries within the Group.
Dodridge Miller, 53, 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 25 years’ experience in the banking, insurance and financial services industries. Prior to his appointment as Group President and Chief Executive Officer, he previously 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 the Chairman of Sagicor at Lloyd’s, and is also a Director of Sagicor Life Inc, Sagicor USA, Sagicor Life Jamaica, PanCaribbean Financial Services and a number of other subsidiaries within the Group.
John Shettle, Jr, 56, 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 previously 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.