Meet the CPA Canada Barbados chapter board members

The membership of CPA Canada's Barbados chapter board reflects a cross-section of perspectives based on legacy designation, area of practice and experience since becoming qualified as a professional accountant.

CPA Canada Barbados chapter board: 2015-2016 

Chair

Oliver Jordan, MBA, CFE, CPA, CA

Oliver is a partner and head of Advisory Services with PwC East Caribbean, based in Barbados. As a former managing director for CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank’s operations in Barbados, past president of the Barbados Bankers’ Association, past CEO of the Barbados Tourism Authority and former treasurer of the Caribbean Hotel Association, he has an extensive background in two of the most important sectors in the Eastern Caribbean — financial services and tourism. Oliver has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto, and obtained his accounting designation in 1991. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados, a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and a Licensed Trustee under the Barbados Insolvency Act.

Vice-chair

Lisa Padmore, B.com., CPA, FCGA

Lisa is a partner with Ernst & Young Barbados, with over 22 years in public practice. She is currently president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (ICAB), having been a practising member of ICAB since 1998. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Commerce in accounting and management information systems from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. She obtained her accounting designation in 1995 and then served as a director on the board of CGA Caribbean for two years. Lisa was granted her fellowship award in 2009. She has been a director for the Cricket Franchise of Barbados Inc. (a subsidiary of the Barbados Cricket Association) since 2014, has served as vice-president of finance and administration of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry from 2004 to 2008, and is an active member of the Empire Club and Christ the King Anglican Church.

Secretary

Marlon E. Yarde, JP, LLB (Hons.), LLM, CPA, FCGA, FCA

Marlon has been the general manager and corporate secretary of the Barbados Stock Exchange Inc. (BSE) and the Barbados Central Securities Depository Inc. (BCSDI) since 2003, and CEO and general manager since 2007. An accountant by profession with over 25 years of experience, he earned his designation in 1995 and his Fellow in 2009. He became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados in 1996 and earned his FCA in 2006. Marlon holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) from the University of Huddersfield, UK. He also holds a Master of Laws in securities law from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in Toronto. He was appointed a member of the Joint Policy Working Group on International Business and Investment Promotion (JPWG) in 2010 and sits on the board of the Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute (CCGI). 

Treasurer

Alexander Augustine, M.Sc., CPA, CGA, CMA

Alexander is a project analyst in the Economic Infrastructure Division within the projects department of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). He holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) in economics and management from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, and an M.Sc. in finance from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. He also holds the designations Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) from Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, Certified General Accountant (CGA) from the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada, and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) from the Society of Management Accountants of Canada. Prior to joining CDB, Alexander worked as manager, corporate finance, with the Eastern Caribbean Home Mortgage Bank and, prior to that, he was head of the accounting unit in the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank.

Board Members

Carolyn Barton, MBA, CPA, CMA

Carolyn is the director of corporate services with the Barbados Revenue Authority (the Authority). She joined the Authority in 2015 after spending 15 years at the National Housing Corporation (NHC) as the financial controller. Prior to joining the NHC, Carolyn worked at the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), where she spent 20 years in roles of increasing responsibility until becoming the financial controller. In addition to holding a Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA) designation, Carolyn earned an MBA from Heriot-Watt University, a qualification from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) and a certificate in information technology from the University of the West Indies, Barbados. She serves as treasurer of the Board of Directors with the Barbados Workers’ Union Co-operative Credit Union (BWUCCU), and has served in several different capacities at the BWUCCU for over 12 years. Carolyn is an active volunteer, having served on a number of boards over the years.

Nadini Persaud, Ph.D., M.Sc., CPA, CGA

Nadini is a lecturer in project evaluation and is the program coordinator for the M.Sc. Project Management and Evaluation degree at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting (First Class Honours) from UWI, a Master of Science in Project Management and Evaluation (Distinction) from UWI, Canadian Certified General Accountants professional designation (CGA) (Gold Award), and a doctorate in evaluation (Western Michigan University). Nadini is an active member of the American Evaluation Association. She has served as program chair of the Costs, Effectiveness, Benefits and Economic Topical Interest Group since 2008 and on the Finance Advisory Board (chair 2014, member 2013, 2015). She is also an advisory board member of the Faster Forward Fund, a private foundation in the U.S. to accelerate the theory, practice and profession of evaluation.

Felicia Sue, MBA, CPA, CGA, FCA

Felicia is the financial controller with the Transport Board of Barbados. Prior to this, she worked for both public and private companies, including Erin Mills and Platinum Offshore Management Services Inc. Felicia has been a member of the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA) since 2002 and became a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados in 2012. She has served as a director on the board of CGA Caribbean since 2011. Felicia is also currently serving as a member of the Public Sector Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (ICAB). In addition to her accounting credentials, Felicia received a bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from the University of the West Indies in 1992 and a Master of Business Administration from Laurentian University (Canada) in 2014.

Joan Workman, CPA, FCGA, FCA

Joan is the managing partner in the tax and audit services practice of JYW Chartered Accountants, a principal of the business advisory and corporate secretarial firm of Signature Services Inc., and a certified realtor at Jade Property Services. She worked previously at the Central Bank of Barbados and for several years at one of the big four accounting firms. Joan is a director of international business companies and has held senior management positions in finance, management and corporate administration at international, regional and local companies. She is a past president of CGA Barbados and Rockley Squash Club and is involved in various not-for-profit groups and organizations, having served in a variety of positions on their executive, boards and committees.

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