Richard P Young, a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, was appointed an independent Director of the Company in January 2014. He 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.