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    The Honourable Sir K Dwight Venner is Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), a position he has held since December 1989. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the ECHMB in 1996, representing the ECCB, the Class A shareholder. Prior to that he served in the position of Director of Finance and Planning in the Saint Lucian Government betweenNovember 1981 and November 1989. The Hon. Sir Dwight is an Economist by training and  was educated at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica where he obtained both a Bachelor of Science (BSc) and a Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Economics. He served as a Junior Research Fellow at the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of the West Indies and then as a Lecturer in Economics from 1974 to 1981.





    Mr. Dexter Ducreay is the General Manager of A.C. Shillingford & Company Limited, Dominica. He holds a B Sc. (Hons) in Accounting from St. John’s University-New York. He was appointed to the Board of Directors in July

    2008, representing Class D shareholders. He is a former General Manager of Dominica Water and Sewage Company and is credited with leading the amalgamation of five (5) credit Unions in Dominica which is currently referred to as the National Co-operative Credit Union. He is the Vice President of the National Cooperative Credit Union Limited, Dominica and has sixteen (16) years of senior level management experience


    Mr. Gordon Derrick is the Managing Director of G.D.E.C. Limited, Antigua. Mr. Derrick holds a BSc./ Mechanical Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology and a MBA/Social Science from UWI Cave Hill Campus, Barbados.

    He was appointed to the Board of Directors in July 2008, representing Class C shareholders. Mr. Derrick is the General Secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association and has been elected the new President of the Caribbean Football Union. He is a Director of Antigua Commercial Bank, ACB Mortgage &Trust, Antigua and SCS Promotions Limited, Antigua.

    Mrs. Missi P Henderson has been with the Dominica Social Security Board for the past eleven (11) years and currently holds the position of  Chief Financial Officer. She has the responsibility for directing and controlling the accounting and financial functions including the administration of the Investment portfolio in the National Insurance Program; budget control and risk management.


    Prior to joining the Dominica Social Security, Mrs. Henderson worked in the telecommunications industry for thirteen (13) years in senior finance roles including  the management of the Capital Efficiency Programme and managed system support to sixteen (16) Cable & Wireless Business Units. She also served on the SupervisoryCommittee of the Roseau Cooperative Credit Union (now National Cooperative Credit Union Union).



    Mrs. Henderson holds various certifications in Finance, including a BA in Accounting and is currently completing an MSc in Finance and Accounting with the University of Liverpool.








    Mrs. Sharmaine Francois has fifteen years progressive senior executive experience in the field of Banking, ten of which were spent in investment banking and business development. Her varied experience covers retail and corporate banking, investment management, securities trading and underwriting, pension fund management and business development. 


    Sharmaine holds B.Sc. in Accounting and Statistics from the University of the West Indies and a Post Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from Manchester Business School, UK.  She is an Accredited Director, having completed the directors’ programme with ICSA Chartered Secretaries Canada and is also a Registered Principal and Representative on the Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange.  Sharmaine has completed several training courses in financial and investment planning, financial counseling and has attended a wide range of training programmes in banking and financial management. 


    Her career successes include the structuring and arranging of over one billion in corporate and government bond issues on the Regional Government Securities Market (RGSM) and the recipient of the 2012 Corporate Leadership Award from the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce for her distinguished performance in leading a local financial institution.  She has spent most of her career providing sound investment and money management advice to corporate and retail investors throughout the Eastern Caribbean.  Sharmaine is the mother of two children, a role she enjoys foremost.