Executive Management

DODRIDGE D. MILLER, FCCA, MBA, LLM, LLD (Hon)
Group President and Chief Executive Officer

Dodridge Miller was appointed Group President and Chief Executive Officer in July 1, 2002, and has been a Director since 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 Office, 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, Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited, Sagicor Investments Jamaica Limited and a number of other subsidiaries. 

RAVI RAMBARRAN, BSC, MSC, FIA
Group Chief Operating Officer

Ravi Rambarran was appointed Group Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for the Southern Caribbean on January 1, 2018. Ravi Rambarran joined the Sagicor Group of Companies in 1997 in Jamaica where he held senior management positions at Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited, including the role of the Appointed Actuary of the subsidiaries. From 2005, he held the post of Group Executive Vice President - Strategy, and was subsequently appointed President and Chief Executive Officer – the international division in 2008. He has served as Director on the Sagicor Life board since 2008. Ravi holds a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science with Honors from The City University, London, and a Master of Science in Finance from the University of London. He was awarded an Open Mathematics Scholarship by the government of Trinidad and Tobago and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.


DONALD AUSTIN, BSC, MBA, FCCA
Chief Executive Officer, Sagicor (Eastern Caribbean) Inc and Central America

Mr Donald Austin was appointed Chief Executive Officer, Sagicor Life (Eastern Caribbean) Inc on March 1, 2015. He has held several senior management roles with regional responsibility throughout his career including Executive Vice President – Government, Legal & Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Communications at Cable and Wireless (LIME) Caribbean; President- Cable and Wireless Barbados, CEO of Cable and Wireless St. Lucia, CEO of Cable and Wireless St. Vincent and the Grenadines. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Electronic Engineering from the University of Bristol, a Master of Business Administration from Manchester Business School and he is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Mr Austin is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of LIME Grenada and LIME Dominica and a current Board Member of LIME Barbados, Sagicor Funds Inc and Sagicor Asset Management Inc. 


RONALD B BLITSTEIN, BA MBA
Group Chief Information Officer

Ronald Blitstein joined Sagicor Financial Corporation in September 2013.  He holds a BA in Political Science and MBA in Finance from Syracuse University.  He has attended various training programmes at Harvard Business School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Mr Blistein is an IT professional, with broad and deep knowledge in all areas of information technology and its application to driving improved business outcomes.  He has previously served as Director, Business Technology and Strategies Practice for the global advisory firm, Cutter Consortium, supporting Fortune 500 clients, as well as national governments and various United Nations agencies. Mr Blitstein has also held CIO or other key executive leadership positions at Revlon, Pitney Bowes, BOC Group, and Xerox Corporation.  He has served as a Six Sigma Champion for firms pursuing enterprise operational excellence.


CHRISTOPHER ZACCA
President and Chief Executive Officer, Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited

Mr. Zacca is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited. He brings a wealth of business and management experience in both the public and private sectors spanning over three decades. He is highly respected in the private sector where he has held senior management positions at Desnoes and Geddes, ATL Group, Air Jamaica Ltd. and serves as the President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica. His track record in public sector service is equally impressive having served as special advisor to the Prime Minister from 2009-2011. He is a former Chairman of the Development Bank of Jamaica and the National Health Fund. Mr. Zacca holds a MBA from the University of Florida and a B.Sc in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

BART F CATMULL, BSc, CPA
President and Chief Operating Officer, Sagicor USA Inc

Bart Catmull was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in April 2013.  A citizen of the United States of America, Mr Catmull is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University in 1992.  He has more than 20 years' experience in the insurance industry.  Prior to his appointment as President, he held the positions of Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Chief Accounting Officer.  Mr Catmull joined the Group in 2005, when the predecessor of Sagicor Life Insurance Company (the US operating company) was acquired by the Group.  He has been with the Company since 1999.

ANTHONY CHANDLER, CGA, MBA
Group Chief Financial Controller

Anthony Chandler was appointed Group Chief Financial Controller on July 1, 2013. Prior to this, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sagicor Life Inc from 2011. He joined Sagicor in 1995 as Financial Accountant and was transferred to the Group subsidiary, Island Life Insurance Company Limited, in 2000. In 2003, he joined the management of Life of Jamaica as Head of its Internal Audit function, before returning to Barbados in the position of Vice President, Finance, of Sagicor Life Inc later in the same year. In 2006, he was promoted to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr Chandler is a member of the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada, and holds an MBA from the University of Manchester.

DR. M. PATRICIA DOWNES-GRANT, CBE, MA, MBA, DBA, LLD (HON)
President and Chief Executive Officer, Sagicor Life Inc

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 Treasurey and Executive Vice President (Finance and Investments) before being appointed Chief Executive Officer. She holds an MBA in Finance, an MA in Economics, a Doctorate in Business Administration (Finance) and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of the West Indies. 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 has also had significant work experience in development banking. She is a former Chairman of the Barbados Stock Exchange and Barbados Central Securities Depository, and a Director of several companies within the Sagicor Group and within the private sector of Barbados. 

J. ANDREW GALLAGHER, FSA, FCIA
Chief Risk Officer

Andrew Gallagher was appointed to the position of Chief Risk Officer for the Group in 2007. He joined Sagicor in August 1997, and previously held the position of Resident Actuary. He holds a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo, is both a Fellow of Canadian Institute of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and is a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst. Prior to joining Sagicor, Mr. Gallagher worked with Eckler Partners in Toronto in their financial institutions practice. He has over 25 years' experience in the industry.


ALTHEA HAZZARD, lLM (Cantab), fCIS, MICA
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer

Althea Hazzard was appointed Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Sagicor Financial Corporation on January 1. 2014, having previously served in the positions of Vice President, Legal and Compliance of Sagicor Life Inc and Corporate Secretary of Life of Barbados Limited.  An attorney-at-law, Chartered Secretary and Compliance Professional, Mrs. Hazzard joined the Group in 1997 after an eight-year attachment to a leading corporate law firm in Barbados, specialising in international business.  Mrs Hazzard holds a Bachelor of Laws Honors Degree from the University of the West Indies and a Certificate in Legal Education from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad, and was called to the Bar in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago in 1989.  She obtained her Master of Laws degree from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, and also holds International Diplomas in Compliance and Anti-money Laundering from the International Compliance Association in the United Kingdom and the Executive Diploma in Management from the UWI Centre for Management Development (now the Cave Hill School of Business). Mrs. Hazzard is a professional member of the International Compliance Association and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in Canada.



ROBERT J L TRESTRAIL, BA
Executive Vice President And General Manager, Trinidad & Tobago and Dutch Caribbean Operations

Robert Trestrail was appointed Executive Vice President and General Manager for the Trinidad and Tobago Operations of Sagicor Life Inc with effect from January 1, 2007. He joined Sagicor Life Inc on May 1, 2001, as an Assistant Vice President – Administration, and became a member of the Senior Management Team of the Trinidad and Tobago Branch operations. He has since been responsible for general branch administration and administration of the Investment Portfolio. He was promoted to the post of Vice President – Administration in 2004, and became Executive Vice President and General Manager Designate on May 1, 2006. He brings several years of Commercial Banking experience to this position, and holds a Bachelor of Arts with an Economics major from the University of Toronto.

 

 

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