Board of Directors
Profile of our Directorship
The Deposit Insurance Fund is administered by a Board of seven (7) Directors: four (4) of whom are elected at the Annual General Meeting of the Deposit Insurance Fund and three (3) whom are appointed by the elected Board of Directors.
At present, members of the Board are as follows:
President Dr Anthony Elias
Dr. Anthony Elias is the President of the Trinidad and Tobago Credit Union Deposit Insurance Fund Co-operative Society Limited. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Deposit Insurance Fund since 2000 and was Vice President during the period 2002 – 2007. He graduated with a medical degree from the University of the West Indies in 1979. He also has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Dr. Elias is an executive Director of the Trinidad Cement Employees Credit Union Co-operative Society and has been on its Board of Directors since 1989. He is a former Director of the Co-operative Credit Union League of Trinidad and Tobago and former President of the Central Financing Facility. He was also a former Chairman of National Flour Mills Limited.
Vice-President Mr Jacinto Martinez
Mr. Jacinto Martinez has been a Director at the Trinidad and Tobago Credit Union Deposit Insurance Fund Co-operative Society Limited for the past 3 years. He is the Treasurer/Manager of Textel Credit Union Co-operative Society Limited. Mr. Martinez is the Branch Manager of Sagicor Life Insurance – Central/East. He is the Chairman of Tosado Limited, and has a wealth of experience in Credit Union Management, Financial planning and Insurance Protection.
Secretary Mr Noel Jones
Mr. Noel Jones has been a Director at the Trinidad and Tobago Credit Union Deposit Insurance Fund Co-operative Society Limited for the past 2 years. He has served as a Director of Credit Unions for twenty (20) years of which he has been the President of SECU Credit Union for 9 years and is the President of Guaymay Alliance Credit Union for the past 3 years. Presently Mr. Jones is the Human Resource and Administration Manager at Methanex Trinidad Limited. He has worked in the Industrial sector since 1970 at a Managerial level. He holds an Executive Master’s in Business Administration and a Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management.
Director Mr Horace Leach
Consultant Director Mr Robert Mayers
Mr. Robert Mayers is an alumnus of Queen’s Royal College and the UWI, Mona campus, where he majored in Mathematics and Economics. He is a registered Stockbroker and Investment Consultant with over 29 years experience in securities markets having worked at many leading brokerage firms in Trinidad and Tobago. He has extensive experience in securities trading, portfolio management and fund management. His experience in Caribbean financial matters spanning almost three (3) decades, started off when he left the teaching profession and joined T&T Stocks and Shares Limited as a Senior Analyst. He later moved to General Stockbrokers Limited, eventually becoming Corporate Secretary/Director there before moving on as an Investment Consultant to Securities & Investment Brokers Limited and Money Managers Limited.
In March, 2000, he became involved in the start-up operations of Caribbean Money Market Brokers Limited (CMMB) as part of the leadership team and assumed the position of Managing Director of CMMB Securities Limited in April, 2002. In 2007, he was appointed Managing Director of CMMB until his retirement at the end of February, 2009.
Consultant Director Mr Hugh Edwards
Mr. Hugh L. Edwards is presently the Corporate Secretary/Consultant at Issa Nicholas Holdings Limited. He was appointed a Consultant Director at the Trinidad and Tobago Credit Union Stabilization Fund Co-operative Society Limited in 2009. He was also the General Manager/CEO of the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Ltd for the period August 1982 – December 2007 and prior to returning to Trinidad and Tobago was Examiner & Senior Enforcement Investigator at the New York Stock Exchange and worked at American Express – New York for 5 years. Mr. Edwards, who has a Degree in Accounting, is no stranger to the Credit Union Movement as has served as President of Diego Martin Credit Union for three (3) years. Mr. Edwards is a former lecturer at the University of the West Indies in Accounting, Financial Management and Financial Planning.
Consultant Director Mr Nigel Hewitt
1st Alternate Director Mr Leo Alleyne
Past Directors 2010-2011
Vice President Kester Husbands
Mr. Kester Husbands is the Vice-President of the Trinidad and Tobago Credit Union Deposit Insurance Fund Co-operative Society Limited. He is the President of Aero Services Credit Union Co-operative Society Limited, a position he has held for the past 7 years and has been on the Board of Directors of that Credit Union for the past 13 years.
He had been a member of the Audit Committee of the Deposit Insurance for a period of 3 years before becoming a Board member. His involvement in the Credit Union Sector spans a period of 23 years. He is pursuing a Degree in Management Studies at the University of the West Indies.
Mr. Stephen Williams is presently the Assistant Commissioner of the Trinidad & Tobago Police Service in charge of Transformation, and is also an Attorney-at-Law. He also holds an Executive Master’s in Business Administration from the University of the West Indies. Mr. Williams previously held the post of Chairman of CUNA policy Owners Advisory Council and is presently serving his 7th term as President of the Trinidad & Tobago Police Service Credit Union.