Mr. Delphino Gilbert Cassar is an innovative, driven and visionary professional and leader with an eye for efficiency, business growth and cutting edge financial technology. He has a strong background in finance and corporate strategy stemming from his collegiate experiences at the University of Toronto (Bachelors) and Harvard University (Masters). He is also a talented full-stack web and mobile app programmer.
He has worked in several capacities throughout his career inclusive of, but not limited to, asset management, investment funds administration and accounting, trusts services business development, multi-currency private banking, corporate services, and software development for many different types of businesses, ranging from Banks to Entertainment Companies to Social Platforms to Airlines.
He is currently Head of Business Development and Fintech at Equity Bank And Trust Bahamas Limited, President of 1magine Web and Mobile Development, and Vice President of the Bahamas Investments and Securities Business Association, in addition to his roles in many serial entrepreneurial ventures. He lives by the motto “Life is meaningless unless we use our talents and abilities to improve the lives of others”. His passions are creating the technology platforms that improve processes, financial literacy and solving problems instead of accepting the status quo.
Calvin Wilson’s academic and professional qualifications, together with his considerable specialist experience, give him a unique profile, perspective and voice in the dynamic and ever changing regional and global Anti Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) compliance landscape.
Mr. Wilson is a Barrister, United Kingdom, Attorney at Law, Trinidad and Tobago and holds a Bachelor of Laws, University of London and a Master of Laws specializing in International Finance from the London School of Economics. He has the strong and decisive management and negotiating skills of a former commercial Banker, Senior Crown Prosecutor, Advisor to Law Enforcement at New Scotland Yard and a Caribbean Basin Region Diplomat with twenty years’ experience on the frontline of diplomacy, politics and policy formulation for protecting the international financial system from money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
Mr. Wilson has an unmatched and unparalleled global profile, having had lead responsibility for developing and implementing the regional strategy for monitoring compliance with international standards on AML/CFT, as Deputy Executive Director (1year) and Executive Director (19 years) of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), and managing the Second, Third and part of the Fourth Round of Mutual Evaluations, He is well versed in the inner workings of the global AML/CFT network consisting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the nine FATF Style Regional Bodies, having attended over a twenty (20) year period, at least sixty-one (61), or all but two (2) FATF Plenary/Working Group and Intersessional Meetings since 1998.
Mr. Wilson also has the distinction of having been the longest serving Executive Secretary in the global network (19 years), and the accolade of assisting either directly or by sharing his experiences and expertise, towards the formation and development of two FATF Style Bodies in Eastern and Southern Africa and Latin America. An astute observer of global politics, economics and finance, Mr. Wilson fully understands and has extensive knowledge and experience in the strategic imperatives of the G7, G20, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Financial Action Task Force, which allows
discernment of trends in the global agenda and facilitates the provision of cogent, effective, confidential and strategic advice at the highest political and private sector levels.
Taran Spencer Mackey, is a Vice President & Director at IPG Family Limited, a multi-Family Office that specializes in Trust & Estate Planning. Taran specializes in structuring and managing Private Trust Companies and other fiduciary structure for Latin American and Middle Eastern Families. Taran also specializes in Immigration matters for HNW clients and has relocated several Latin American and Middle Eastern families to The Bahamas obtaining Permanent and Annual Residencies along with arranging Non Dom Status in UK and Expatriations from the USA.
A graduate of the University of Nottingham with an LLB with honors. Taran is a Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Taran is a former Vice President of BFSB Millennials Society and is currently the Vice President of The Rotary Club of East Nassau.
Mr. Nottage is a Barrister-at-law and a founding Partner of Sovereign Advisors Bahamas, a legal practice focused on providing support and advice to family office and private clients with a Bahamian nexus. Prior to forming Sovereign Advisors, Mr. Nottage was manager and head of the LATAM Desk at one of the oldest trust companies in The Bahamas. During his six years as a trust officer and manager, Mr. Nottage was responsible for the structuring and administration of trusts, foundations, and other fiduciary products primarily for Latin American clients. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Canada and Worcester College, University of Oxford, Mr. Nottage began his legal career as a pupil and Associate at a top tier Bahamian law firm where he practiced in its Litigation, Banking and Trust practice groups. He is admitted to the Bars of England and Wales and The Bahamas and he is a member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.
Harumi Urata-Thompson is founder and CEO of HUT Consulting. She specializes in leading and advising organizations on taking innovative paths to achieve strategic, operational and marketing success in their businesses. Currently, she is consulting to and serving on the board of directors of several companies.
Prior to starting HUT Consulting, Harumi was the Chief Operating Officer for CFA Society New York (previously New York Society of Security Analysts), a nonprofit affiliate of the CFA Institute with 10,000 financial professionals. As COO, she was responsible for operating all aspects of the organization, and successfully improved its performance through offering better value to its members, instituting significantly better operating processes, developing corporate partnerships, and establishing a new business model for attracting revenues from sponsors. Before CFA Society New York, Harumi spent 14 years at Thomson Reuters where she held various positions including: Director at the corporate level overseeing innovation and managing a portfolio of mobile products across divisions; Chief of Staff to the CEO of the Healthcare and Science business, where she oversaw all management activities of five business units, including acquisitions, business and product management, and planning for an annual $900M budget covering 4,300 employees; and Product Manager looking after the company’s fixed income business, while launching the most significant product in this division’s history. Harumi began her career in investment banking with Morgan Stanley and Citigroup, working in fixed income derivatives and mergers & acquisitions.
Harumi has an MBA from INSEAD in France and a BA, magna cum laude, in business from Sophia University in Japan. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst, Project Management Professional certified, an Advanced Communicator and Leader of Toastmasters, and bilingual in English and Japanese. Harumi has traveled extensively, plays piano, keenly follows performing arts. She speaks at numerous events. Frequent topics include Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Outerspace and Crossborder business and investment.
Anastasia M. Campbell is a Partner at GrahamThompson, practicing in the firm’s Financial and Corporate Service Practice Group. She specializes in corporate and commercial transactional work, including regulatory advisory work and inward investment Government projects across several industry sectors. Anastasia also has experience in a broad range of matters including mergers & acquisitions, asset finance, immigration, and private clients. In the 2019 edition of the IFLR 1000, she was chosen as a “Rising Star” for her work in the corporate and financial arena.
Anastasia is also the Chief Operations Officer of GTC Corporate Services Limited (GTCCS). GTCCS is an affiliate of GrahamThompson and a licensed Financial and Corporate Services Provider, which provides bespoke services to Bahamian structures used both in The Bahamas and offshore for any number of purposes.
Rowena is a public governance and financial services regulatory specialist, with 15+ years’ cumulative experience in the fields of financial services regulation, AML risk management, cross-border tax cooperation, family office, asset management and private equity. She is Barrister of Middle Temple (UK), a Counsel and Attorney of The Bahamas Bar, and CAMS certified. She holds an LL.B (Leics) and LL.M in IT and Telecommunications Law and Policy (Strath).
Rowena presently provides advisory services, primarily to the MEASA region, on global AML & Sanctions compliance requirements and the regulatory frameworks for Dubai International Financial Centre, Abu Dhabi Global Market and The Bahamas; financial system innovation developments; and implementation of the UN SDGs.
She previously served for 31+ years at executive levels in The Bahamas Government service retiring in 2016. She is a former Director/CEO of NIB and former Senior Legal Advisor in the Ministry of Finance. At MOF, she led central Government’s work during the years 2000 – 2011 on financial services regulatory reform, international tax cooperation, the national digital agenda and communications sector liberalisation. She was the inaugural Executive Commissioner of the Compliance Commission, having led the establishment and operationalisation of the entity from its initial concept. She also established the Competent Authority unit for tax information exchange within the MOF and was an integral member of the team that succeeded in removing The Bahamas from the 2000 raft of blacklistings and.
Rowena represented The Bahamas on the OECD Global Forum on Taxation for over a decade and was a member and Rapporteur for two significant UN Expert Commissions: Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters and Committee of Experts on Public Administration. She led negotiations for the vast majority of The Bahamas’ TIEAS, and, on behalf of CARIFORUM, for the Judicial, Tax and Financial component of the EU EPA. She has served also as a member of ACAMS advisory board.
Additionally, she is the architect of The Bahamas’ eCommerce enabling legislation including the Data Protection (POPI) Act and has served as an Expert Advisor for the UN biennial eGovernment Survey and in relation to implementation of UN SDGs 2030 agenda. She served on the UN’s High-Level Strategy Council for GAID; as Deputy Chair, respectively of BTC, and the Cellular Liberalisation Task Force which ended the monopoly on mobile telephone service in The Bahamas; and as Chair of CARICOM Heads of Social Security.
Rowena has served on other high-level international boards concerned with public governance, social protection floors, ICT and innovation (especially in Africa), financial regulation and financial crimes/sanctions risks management. She is currently a member of CAFRAD, ACAMS and ACAMS MENA Conference Task Force.
Rowena is a strong advocate for fair and equitable inclusion of all jurisdictions in the administration of the global financial system.
Diego Zuluaga is a policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, where he covers financial innovation and banking. Zuluaga is a prolific public speaker and has testified before the U.S. Congress and UK government commissions on financial regulatory and technology issues. His work has featured in the Times, the Wall Street Journal, Politico, and the Daily Telegraph.
Before joining Cato, Zuluaga was Head of Financial Services and Tech Policy at the Institute of Economic Affairs in London. While at the IEA, he authored papers on the role of offshore financial centers, the social value of finance, and the taxation of capital income, among others. Zuluaga is also a former lecturer in economics at the University of Buckingham.
Originally from Bilbao in northern Spain, Zuluaga holds a BA in economics and history from McGill University, and an MSc in financial economics from the University of Oxford.
Ms. Christina R. Rolle is the Executive Director of the Securities Commission of The Bahamas, having been appointed effective 26 January 2015. Ms. Rolle has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Over the course of her career, Ms. Rolle has acted as Director and Deputy CEO for a prominent international private bank and held various senior managerial positions with local and other international institutions including Head of Trust and Fiduciary, Head of Risk, Compliance and Corporate Governance and Manager of Banking Services. She is highly skilled in quantitative and statistical analysis, marketing, operations and business strategy.
Ms. Rolle was a member of the FATCA advisory group for the Government of The Bahamas and has served on the Board of Directors of The Bahamas Financial Services Board (2009 – 2012) and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Bahamas branch (2003 – 2005). Ms. Rolle holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
Ask Stacia Williams about Image Management, and you will enter an intriguing discussion on why image matters and the importance of branding to achieve “top of mind” status with your target audience. Stacia is the Group Human Resources Director at Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) Ltd. and a Corporate Image Consultant. Competitive by nature, she is highly focused on empowering individuals and organizations to develop strong brand identities that will outclass the competition and catapult their careers or businesses to the next level. Now mix that with over 20 years’ corporate experience in the tourism and banking industries along with her passion for excellence, and you will soon understand why Stacia is the only choice for Image and Career Management consulting in The Bahamas.
Stacia is a Certified Human Resources Professional (FIU), Certified Image Consultant (AICI) and has received comprehensive training in Executive Image Management from The London Image Institute and The Image Maker Inc. As a Corporate Trainer and Certified Career Management Coach Stacia has received extensive training from two of the world’s largest Train-the-Trainer Companies, Langevin and ATD. Stacia is also a Certified Facilitator for Franklin Covey (Seven Habits For Highly Successful People) and Ken Blanchard Situational Leadership.
Staciaʼs certification in Etiquette & International Protocol was achieved through the prestigious, world-renowned Protocol School of Washington her Military & Government Protocol Training was achieved through JMAR Management, and Stacia is the only consultant in the Bahamas trained in children’s etiquette by The Emily Post Institute. Stacia is also the first REACH Certified Personal Branding Strategist in the Caribbean.
Using her dynamic personality, entrepreneurial experience, and strong leadership, training and speaking skills, Stacia has established herself as the leader and standard for Training & Development, Personal Branding, and Image Management in the Bahamas.
Educated: Queen’s College, Nassau; Wilton House; Yateley Manor, UK; St. Andrew’s School, Nassau; Lester B Pearson College of The Pacific (United World College), Canada (International Baccalaureate); London School of Economics, (University of London)(LLB (Hons.)); Holborn Law Tutors, London, England (CLE).
Bruno A. Roberts qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in 1989, was appointed a Manager of Ernst & Young in 1991 and a senior Manager in 1994. His principal areas of expertise are Management Consultancy and the provision of corporate advice.
Mr. Roberts is Chief Operating Officer of The Private Trust Corporation Limited. In addition, Mr. Roberts consults with numerous non-profit organizations. He is a former Chairman of The Bahamas Financial Services Board and former Caribbean Region Trustee for the Nature Conservancy from 2014 to 2016. Mr. Roberts currently serves as Co-Chairman of the Association of International Banks and Trust Companies and is a director of BAF Financial.
Ivan, has more than 18 years of International banking experience in Europe and the Americas. Currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of The Winterbotham Trust Company Limited. He holds a BSc. in Business Administration from the University of Bath, a MBA Wealth Managers , Fiduciaries and Trustees from the University of Manchester , and is a graduate of Harvard Business School on the Owners Presidents Management program.
Ivan is a member of STEP, a found ing member and past Chair of STEP – South America Branch (currently serves as Director) , a STEP Trustee Managed Portfolio Indices (TMPI) Practitioner Group member , a Fellow of the International Compliance Association , is Licensed as a Principal by the Securities Commiss ion of The Bahamas , is a Director and Co-Chair of the Association of International Bank and Trust companies in The Bahamas. Ivan was a recipient of the STEP 2014 Founder’s Awards for Outstanding Achievement and the recipient of the Bahamas Financial
Service Board 14th FSI Excellence Award of Executive of the Year.
The Hon. K. Peter Turnquest was born on August 22nd, 1964 in the Bahamas and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Prairie View A&M University, and his MBA from Nova Southeastern University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has been in public and private practice for over 30 years in the area of financial accounting and reporting, audit, corporate services, merges & acquisitions, receiverships and liquidations. Mr. Turnquest has had wide business experience having led international sales and manufacturing operations in several countries.
He is a former president of the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce; past Assistant Governor, Rotary International District 6990; past Substitute Grand Master, District Grand lodge of The Bahamas, Scottish Constitution; past president, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Iota Epsilon Lambda Chapter, Nassau, Grand Bahama Chairman Bahamas Scout Association.
The Hon. K. Peter Turnquest was elected to parliament for the first time on May 7th, 2012, as the Member of Parliament for East Grand Bahama. Following successful re-election on May 10th, 2017, Hon. Turnquest was appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
Charles Littrell is Inspector of Banks and Trust Companies for the Central Bank of The Bahamas. Prior to joining the Central Bank in June 2017, Charles spent 15 years as Executive General Manager for the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). At APRA he was responsible for Australia’s prudential policy in the banking, insurance, and pension industries, for managing the Australian national statistical agency for the financial sector, and for APRA’s supervisory risk specialist teams. Charles represented Australia in a number of international forums, including the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, and that body’s Policy Development Group.
Prior to joining APRA, Charles spent 20 years as a banker, mainly with Westpac Banking Corporation in the United States and Australia. At Westpac, Charles was at various points head of group strategy, head of the managing director’s office, the executive in charge of Westpac’s domestic deposits business, and head of group capital management. Prior to joining Westpac, Charles worked at Bank of America.
Charles’s qualifications include a BA (economics) from Yale University, and a Masters of Economics and Econometrics (with First Class Honours) from the University of Sydney. He has completed the Senior Fellows program at the Australia and New Zealand School of Government.”
Antoinette Russell is the Managing Director of Credit Suisse Trust Limited, Bahamas enjoying a career in financial services that spans over 25 years.
A trailblazer of the financial services industry Antoinette is well known for her focused and involved contributions to the growth and sustainability of the sector together with other like-minded professionals as a part of various working groups ensuring that the Bahamas demonstrates its resilience to the changing environment. Antoinette is also well known for assisting and mentoring young persons who desire to enter the field of Financial Services. Because of her robust career, she has a wealth of knowledge and experience which she is eager to share with young persons who want to learn and better themselves.
In addition to providing technical support and guidance Antoinette focuses on building leadership skills, positive character and empowerment and as part of her management style she fosters team spirit and sees this as a very important element in creating a harmonious and supportive work environment. An advocate of the participative management style she promotes open communication and is keen on training and continuous development.
Antoinette received the 2013 Ministers’ Award for Financial Services for outstanding performance and contribution to the growth and development of the financial services industry. In 2014 she was awarded The Cheryl Bazard Founding President’s Award for outstanding contribution to The Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers and the Financial Services industry in the Bahamas. She is a member of The Caribbean Center of Excellence for Financial Services Consultancy Group responsible for producing a roadmap for the establishment of the Caribbean Centre of Excellence for the Caribbean which was launched in 2015.
Antoinette is the former Chairman of the Association of International Banks & Trust Companies of the Bahamas (2012-2016), appointed Chairman of the Bahamas Financial Services Board in November 2016 and is a Board Member of the Bahamas Aids Foundation where she works actively with fundraising.
Tanya McCartney was appointed CEO of the Bahamas Financial Services Board in December 2015. She is a UK trained barrister and chartered banker. Her professional career began in 1997 as Assistant Counsel in The Office of the Attorney General. Since 1999 she has held senior positions in financial services.
Tanya holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Reading (United Kingdom), A Master of Laws degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (London, U.K.), an MBA in Leadership from The College of the Bahamas as well as a Chartered Banker MBA from the University of Bangor in Wales (United Kingdom). She is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. Tanya currently serves as CEO and Executive Director of The Bahamas Financial Services Board.