Deryck Lance Murray - Chairman of the Trinidad & Tobago Transparency Institute
Deryck is a Consultant, Employee Benefits with Guardian Life of the Caribbean Ltd. He served as a career diplomat in the Foreign Service of Trinidad and Tobago in the period 1978 to 1989. He is also well known as one of the heroes of the halcyon days of West Indies Cricket. Deryck was honoured in 1975 with the Chaconia Gold Medal for his many outstanding achievements and in 1989 he was inducted into the T&T Sports Hall of Fame. He graduated with BA (Hons) in Industrial Economics from the University of Nottingham, England and read Economics and History at Cambridge University (Jesus College).
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Dion M. Abdool - Vice-Chair of the Trinidad & Tobago Transparency Institute
Dion is an Attorney at Law with over eighteen years experience in the Corporate environment. He holds an LL.B (Hons.) (Lond.) Degree, a Legal Education Certificate (LEC) from the Hugh Wooding Law School and a Masters Degree in Corporate and Commercial Law (Lond.). He is a Chartered Secretary, and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) and a member of the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries (CSCS). He has been involved in the introduction of governance initiatives including whistleblowing software, Codes of Conduct and procurement systems. At present he also serves as a Director on the Board of Music Literacy.
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Melissa Cobham - Treasurer
Melissa leads the management of accounting professionals for several international and local clients and has over thirteen years accounting experience across manufacturing, financial, medical, energy, aviation, architectural, and property rental industries. Her experience extends to the implement, review and maintenance of accounting systems and controls, taxation, and statutory financial statements. Melissa also has experience with business plans, valuations and due diligence services.
Melissa Cobham is a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and a holder of a Heriot Watt Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Finance. Melissa also served as the administrator for Aegis Credit Union and is currently a member of Aegis’ Charity and Social Events committee.
Susan Gordon - Secretary
Susan is a retired career Foreign Service Officer with thirty-five years of experience at the bilateral, regional, hemispheric and multilateral levels, with particular emphasis on negotiation and integration. During the course of her career she also headed key Divisions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Susan is a graduate of Carleton University (BA Hons) and of the Institute of International Relations. She is a certified mediator..
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Dr. Michael Alleyne - Director
Michael has had a long creditable career in the field of education being recently honoured by the St. James Improvement Committee for his achievements in this area. He was Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education and Director of Education in the Organisation of Caribbean States in Washington USA. He received the Chaconia Medal from the Government of Trinidad and Tobago and the Pelican Award from the University of the West Indies. Besides being heralded as the ‘architect’ of the present education system, he has been very vigorous in his promoting change in the development of the system particularly in making it more relevant to the needs of citizens and the overall society. One of his persistent advocacies is the curriculum development inclusion of morals and values and qualities such as integrity and honesty into the character of our Citizenry at an early stage. He has a PhD in Educational Planning.
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Josh Drayton - Director
Josh currently teaches Public Policy at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus. He is also a Director at Veni Apwann, a Non-governmental Organization involved in capacity building for Civil Society Organizations. He has published and presented academic papers on anti-corruption and good governance, and trained NGOs in advocacy. He recently designed a new course at UWI entitled ‘Anti-Corruption Strategies in Developing Countries’ which will be included as a core course in the B.Sc. Public Sector Management (Special) Degree. Josh holds a BSc in Government and International Relations, a Professional Certificate in International Trade Policy, and an MSc in Government.
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Lorraine Rostant - Director
Lorraine is the Owner and Managing Director of Rostant Advertising Limited. She holds a BA (Hons.) in English Literature (London University, England); Journalism and Creative Writing (Ryerson, Canada); DDBU Agency Leadership (Istanbul). From a career in public relations in the UK, and a brief stint as a magazine journalist in Trinidad, Lorraine quickly moved into advertising as a copywriter. Appointed Assistant Creative Director, then Creative Director at a large local agency, she went out on her own in 1988, and Rostant Advertising was born.
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Winston Rudder - Director
Winston spent 10 years as the Permanent Secretary in Ministries of Agriculture; Environment and National Service; Works and Transport. He was also the President and CEO of The Cropper Foundation. He has been the FAO representative in Nepal in 1998 and 2002, Sub-Regional Representative for the Caribbean 2002 and 2004 as well as the Emergency Programme Coordinator, Maldives and Russian Federation2005 and 2007. Mr. Rudder holds a BSc in Agriculture from UWI and an MSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Manitoba Canada. He has a special interest in remaining active in development with a focus on people-related issues and challenges and ensuring that equity and social justice inform choices and responses. He is currently an independent Agricultural Development Consultant.
Dr. Kamla Mungal - Director
Kamla is the Director, Academic Development and Accreditation and Director of the Leadership Institute at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business. She is also a lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and Development and part-time lecturer in education at Mount Saint Vincent University in Nova Scotia, Canada. Her specialisations include curriculum design, development and implementation, governance of Public Private Partnerships and leadership. She obtained her Doctorate in Business Administration from Aston University, Birmingham and completed her B.Ed (Honours) and Master of Education at UWI and holds an Executive MBA (Distinction) degree from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business.
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Jason Stedman - Director
Jason is a Company Director and Creative Director at The Buzz Ltd, a successful local advertising agency. He specializes in strategy and concept development and has worked on many award-winning advertising campaigns for clients in various industries. He holds a Master's Degree in Mass Communication from the University of Leicester and a BSc Computer Science from the University of the West Indies. Jason is also an active member of the Communications Committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute.
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