Mr. Clarke 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 practiced as a Barrister-at-Law before embarking on a 22-year career in stockbroking. From 1984 to 2000, he was the Managing Director of Money Managers Limited, and Chief Executive of West Indies Stockbrokers Limited from 2001 until his retirement in 2005. Mr. Clarke is the Chairman of Guardian Media Ltd in Trinidad and Tobago, as well as a director of a number of companies including the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
He is also a member of 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.