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Robert Mathavious
Managing Director/CEO
Mr. Robert Mathavious, was appointed the first Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Services Commission in 2002. Prior to the establishment of the Commission, he enjoyed an illustrious 25 year tenure in public service with the Government of the Virgin Islands . As the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, he is responsible for the administration and operation of the Financial Services Commission. His responsibilities include: the regulation of the BVI’s financial industry; the development of new service and product offerings aimed at developing, and enhancing the attractiveness of the BVI as a situs for legitimate cross border financial services; and liaising with Government and private sector stakeholders in pursuance of this objective.

Professional Qualifications

  • Masters of Business Administration, 1993
  • Bachelor of Science (Economics), 1977
Kenneth Baker
Deputy Managing Director, Regulation
Mr. Kenneth Baker, is jointly the Deputy Managing Director, Regulation and the Director of the Banking, Insolvency and Fiduciary Services Division. He joined the Financial Services Department in June 2000 as the Inspector of Banks and Trust Companies after a private sector career in Banking. He was appointed Deputy Managing Director, Regulation in April 2005.

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (International Corporate Finance), 1988
Jennifer Potter-Questelles
Deputy Managing Director, Corporate Services
Mrs. Jennifer Potter-Questelles, joined the Financial Services Department in 2001 from the private sector. She was appointed Deputy Managing Director, Corporate Services in April 2005.

Professional Qualifications

  • Master of Law, 2011
  • Masters of Business Administration (Finance), 2001
  • Bachelors of Science (Information Systems), 1993
Dawn Smith
General Counsel
Ms. Dawn Smith, joined the Commission in January, 2013 after a long career in the private and public sectors. She is a member of the BVI Bar Association and currently serves as Chairperson of the BVI Chapter of the Caribbean Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2012
  • Barrister, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, 1997
  • Certificate of Legal Education, 1997
  • Bachelor of Laws (upper Second Class Honours), 1995
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts (cum laude), 1992
Cherno Jallow, QC
Director, Policy, Research and Statistics
Prior to his appointment with the Commission, Mr. Cherno Jallow, QC, served as Attorney General of the BVI from 1999 to 2007. Prior to that, he served as Parliamentary Counsel in the Attorney General's Chambers from 1995 to 1999. Mr. Jallow played an instrumental role in the development of a number of financial services and related legislation, including the Financial Services Commission Act, 2001, which formally established the Financial Services Commission. He is a member of the Gambia and BVI Bar Associations.

Professional Qualifications

  • Master of Laws (Legislative Drafting and Public Law), 1994
  • Certificate in Legislative Drafting, 1989
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), 1988
Myrna Herbert
Director, Registry of Corporate Affairs
Mrs. Myrna Herbert, was appointed Registrar of Companies in 1998 after serving as Deputy Registrar for three years. Prior to her appointment as Registrar, she had a long public service career. She was appointed Director, Registry of Corporate Affairs on the introduction of the Financial Services Commission in 2002.

Professional Qualifications

  • Diplomas in Specialist Law Courses, 1995
  • Masters of Business Administration (Finance), 1993
  • Bachelor of Science (Accounting), 1991
Annet Mactavious
Director, Human Resources
Prior to joining the Financial Services Commission in 2001, Ms. Annet Mactavious, was employed in the area of Human Resources in the public and private sectors. She has managed the Human Resources Division and has been Secretary to the Board of Commissioners since commencing her tenure with the Financial Services Commission.

Professional Qualifications

  • Masters of Business Administration (Personnel and Human Resource Management), 2000
  • Bachelors degree – (International Business), 1997
Glenford Malone
Director, Investment Business
Mr. Glenford Malone, has over a decade of experience within the regulatory environment, having first worked as an assistant Registrar of Mutual Funds for the Financial Services Department and later with the Financial Services Commission from 2002. He was promoted from Senior Regulator to Deputy Director, Investment Business in 2006. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and is a trained Financial Examiner in relation to the IMF/FATF Methodology of Assessing Compliance with the FATF 40 Recommendations plus 9 Special Recommendations.

Professional Qualifications

  • Master of Laws (Distinction) in Law and Finance, 2005
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Economics and International Business), 1997
Sheldon Scatliffe
Director, Finance
Mr. Sheldon Scatliffe, has been employed by the Commission since 2006 and is currently the Director, Finance. In this current role he is tasked with overseeing the information system that provides reports to users on the economic activities and condition of the Commission. In addition to reporting duties, he is tasked with blending financial expertise and business insight in order to develop business strategies that guide critical business decisions and create sustainable success. He has over 18 years of accounting, auditing and financial services experience both locally and abroad.

Professional Qualifications

  • Professional Certificate in Leadership and Management, Level 5, September 2013
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant, July 2012
  • Master of Business Administration (Finance concentration) November 2005.
  • Certified Public Accountant, September 2002
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting (with honors), August 1997
Stephen Grayson
Acting Director, Legal and Enforcement
Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Stephen Grayson, worked with the Financial Conduct Authority (UK) in the Enforcement and Market Oversight Division as a Regulatory Lawyer/ Investigator. He brings over 20 years of experience to the Commission, including extensive experience in financial crime. From 1991 until 2010, he worked as a senior lawyer in the UK Government Legal Service, providing advice to Government Departments on UK Company and Insolvency law and conducting criminal proceedings for the Crown in serious cases of corporate and insolvency fraud. He has specialist expertise in the areas of financial crime, confiscation and recovery of criminal assets and financial regulatory misconduct. He was an Advocacy Trainer at the Inner Temple from 2006 to 2015 and has taught criminal law and Human Rights law at the UK Civil Service College.

Professional Qualifications

  • Barrister and Member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, 1990
  • BA Law Major (Hons), 1989
Dian D. Fahie
Acting Deputy Director, Legal
Ms. Dian D. Fahie, joined the Commission as a Registry Clerk at the Registry of Corporate Affairs, and has since held various positions within the Commission including Senior Registry Officer, Assistant Registrar of Corporate Affairs and most recently, Senior Legal Counsel in the Legal and Enforcement Division. She has been practicing law in the Virgin Islands for over 10 years and has over 20 years financial services experience.

Professional Qualifications

  • Advanced Certificate in International Arbitration, 2013
  • Professional Certificate in Leadership and Management, 2013
  • Master of Laws, 2008
  • Barrister, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, 2008
  • Barrister, England and Wales and Member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, 2007
  • Bachelor of Laws (Upper Second Class Honours), 2007
  • Associate of Science (Accounting), 1999
Simone Martin
Head of Enforcement
Ms. Simone Martin, recently held the post of Deputy Director, Fiduciary Services – Banking Insolvency and Fiduciary Services Division. She has also served in various capacities within the Commission, including Acting Deputy Director, Banking and Fiduciary Services Division and Acting Director, Insurance Division. She has over 15 years of financial services experience.

Professional Qualifications

  • International Diploma in Compliance (with Merit), 2007
  • Master of Business Administration, 2002
  • Bachelor of Arts (Accounting), 1998
Trevecca Hodge
Deputy Director, Insurance
Ms. Trevecca Hodge, has been employed with the Commission since its inception in 2002 and has over nine years of regulatory experience, primarily in the Commission's Insurance Division. She began her career in regulation at the Commission as a Regulator I and rose through the ranks; having most recently served in the capacity of Senior Regulator from 2010. She was appointed as the Deputy Director, Insurance in May 2012.

Professional Qualifications

  • Member, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), since 2010
  • Associate in Captive Insurance (ACI), International Center for Captive Insurance Education, USA, 2009
  • Certificate in Captive Insurance Management, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK, 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, University of the Virgin Islands, 1998
Shakuntala Yamraj
Deputy Director, Insolvency Services
Ms. Shakuntala Yamraj, holds dual roles as the Deputy Director, Insolvency Services and the Deputy Official Receiver. Prior to her assignment with the Insolvency Services Division, she acted as the Financial Controller of the Commission. Before joining the Commission, she was previously employed with the Government of the Virgin Islands. She is CMA certified.

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree (Finance and Managerial Information Systems), 1996
Leon Wheatley
Deputy Director, Compliance Inspection Unit
Mr. Leon Wheatley, commenced his employment with the Financial Services Commission in August, 2002 and subsequently served in various capacities within the Investment Business Division for approximately eight years. He was then seconded to the Compliance Inspection Unit where he served for three years. After serving two years as the Asia Representative in BVI House Asia, he is now the Deputy Director of the Compliance Inspection Unit.

Professional Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (Concentration in Finance), 2002

Lydia George
Deputy Director, Registry of Corporate Affairs
Mrs. Lydia George, joined the Commission as an Assistant Registrar of Companies in 1993 and was appointed to the post of Deputy Director, Registry of Corporate Affairs in 2004. Prior to joining the Commission, she was employed as a Branch Manager at a Retail Bank in Massachusetts for a number of years.

Professional Qualifications

  • Master of Business Management, 2011
  • Executive Diploma in Management, 2009
  • Diplomas in Specialist Law Courses, 2004
Yolanda McCoy
Deputy Director, Banking & Fiduciary Services
Mrs. Yolanda McCoy, joined the Commission in January, 2007 after a long career in the Banking industry. She is responsible for coordinating the Banking Insolvency and Fiduciary Services across all financial services regulated entities. She has also been providing oversight to the Banking and Approved Persons Units. She has 10 years of regulatory experience and over 30 years of banking experience.

Professional Qualifications

  • International Diploma in Compliance, 2009
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance, 2005
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (General Business), 2004
Burton Chalwell Jr.
Asia Representative
Mr. Burton Chalwell Jr., is a Director of BVI Financial Services Commission (HK) Ltd. and is the Asia Representative for the BVI Financial Services Commission. Before his appointment, he was the Deputy Director of the Compliance Inspection Unit and had oversight for carrying out on-site compliance inspections for prudential supervision of the financial services business conducted by BVI licensees. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from American University (D.C.) and is a member of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association and of the International Compliance Association (ICA).

Professional Qualifications

  • Harvard Law School Global Certificate Program for Regulators of Securities Markets, 2016
  • CFATF Trained Assessor, 2016
  • CLT International Ltd – Advanced Certificate in Fund Administration, 2016
  • ACCA – Certificate in International Financial Reporting, 2014
  • International Diploma in Compliance, 2014
  • Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, 2012
  • Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, 2006