Audit Committee Members
- 30 January 2014
Committee Chair and Non-Executive Director
Mrs. Jennifer Hunte is the acting Deputy Director of the National Insurance Department. She began her career in the private sector in Banking and Audit. In 1992, she entered the Civil Service where she has held the posts of Co-operatives Officer - Co-operatives Department, Chief Accountant - Ministry of Finance, and Financial Controller - National Insurance Department. She has also acted as the Director of the National Insurance Department.
Mrs. Hunte is a member of the Human Resources Committee and Chairperson of the Audit, Compliance and Corporate Risk Management Committee. Mrs. Hunte holds a BSc. Accounting from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, Canada (FCIS) and a recipient of the Certified General Accountants Fellowship Award (FCGA). She has completed the Directors’ Education and Accreditation Program and has been awarded the designation Acc. Dir. Accredited Director. She has served on the Boards of Public Companies in which the National Insurance Board has an investment interest. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados and of the Certified General Accountants Association of the Caribbean.
Born in Barbados, Sir Trevor Carmichael attended Harrison College and the University of the West Indies (Mona, Jamaica) and pursued post-graduate studies in the United States. Called to both the UK Bar (Middle Temple, London) and the Barbados Bar, he has engaged in all facets of the law. He is a Member of the International Bar Association and Inter-American Bar Association, Committee Member of the Inter-American Bar Foundation and Associate Member of the Canadian Bar Association. He holds membership in the International Tax Planning Association and International Fiscal Association. He jointly established, and is Charter President of, the International Fiscal Association Barbados Chapter. For the International Bar Association, he was the Barbados Country Chairman of the International Litigation Committee on Business Law, and a former Deputy Secretary General. He is a Life Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies in the UK, Life Member of the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association, and Member of the International Law Association.
Sir Trevor is a frequent speaker on international, commercial and tax matters, and a prolific author. He serves as Panel Member for the World Bank (Washington), and is a Certified International Arbitrator with the International Centres for Arbitration. His civic contributions are substantial in numerous regional and international organisations, including the University of the West Indies and University of Miami. He also contributes to the OAS and United Nations.
Non-Executive Director and Independent Director
Ms. Jones is an attorney-at-law who has specialized in Corporate and Real Property law during her 25 year plus career. She currently the Principal Legal Officer at one of the largest statutory corporations in the island, providing a civil practice inclusive of litigation. Additionally she has headed up the Corporate Secretarial practice of one of the major public accounting firms and for a subsidiary of a leading U, S based Bank Her responsibilities in this area included providing corporate secretarial and administrative services to her clients and was involved in the preparation of a prospectus for the public offering of securities.
Ms. Jones served as General Manager and or Head of Business for a number of international business companies. As well, she headed up the marketing division of a local company as well as serving as a director and the corporate secretary. She also served on the Barbados Board of Tourism in the early 1990's.
In each role she gained significant insight in understanding the financial statements of those business units as well as her clients. She draws on her corporate law and administration background to ensure proper compliance with law and reporting practice.
Non-Executive Director and non-independent Director
Mr. Watchorn is an actuary by profession and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries. As part of this training he completed a course in insurance accounting. He was in charge of all Sun Life's business in Canada for 8 years and during this time one of his direct reports was the CFO for Canada. Since leaving Sun Life, Mr. Watchorn has joined a number of corporate Boards and he has chaired or currently chairs the Audit Committees of Equitable Life of Canada, BF&M Limited and Island Heritage Ltd. Mr. Watchorn has also served on or chaired the Audit and Finance Committees of a number of not-for-profit organizations. He currently teaches an insurance course in the MBA programme at York University. One of his lectures focuses on insurance company accounting.