Mr. Stephen McNamara was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn, and in St Lucia in 1972. He is the senior partner of McNamara & Company, Attorneys-at-Law of St. Lucia. The barrister/solicitor specialises in the representation of foreign investors in St Lucia in the Tourism, Manufacturing and Banking sectors. He served as Chairman of the St Lucia Tourist Board for nine years. He was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of Sagicor Financial Corporation, the Group’s holding company, on 1 January 2010, having formally served as Vice Chairman since June 2007. He is the Chairman of the Group’s main operating subsidiary Sagicor Life Inc. and also of Sagicor USA and a number of other subsidiaries within the Group.
Mr. McNamara’s St Lucia-based service includes the Board of St Lucia Electricity Services Ltd, where he was elected as the Chairman in December 2015 and served until his retirement at the end of 2017, and as the President of the St Lucia Tennis Association.
Mr. McNamara was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours for public service and services to the legal profession. In 2015 he was also awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of the West Indies for his outstanding achievements and contribution to the region in the areas of business, sport and general philanthropy for more than forty years.