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Senior Officials

Wendy M. CraiggGovernor
Michael F. LightbourneDeputy Governor
Abhilash D. BhachechInspector of Banks & Trust Companies
Karen V. RolleManager, Bank Supervision Department
Errol L. BodieManager, Information Technology
Gerard L. HortonManager, Exchange Control
Deborah V. FergusonManager Human Resources
Rochelle A. DeleveauxLegal Counsel & Secretary to The Board
Alwyn JordanSenior Economist, Research Department
Keith T. JonesManager, Accounts Department
Ian B. FernanderManager, Administration
Cleopatra B. RolleManager, Internal Audit & Corporate Governance
Derek S. RolleManager, Banking Department
John W. FergusonChief Security Officer

Wendy M. Craigg

Wendy M. Craigg

Mrs. Wendy Craigg was appointed Governor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of The Bahamas on June 1, 2005, having served as Deputy Governor since 10th September, 1997. Prior to her appointment as Deputy Governor, Mrs. Craigg headed the Research Department of the Bank where she commenced her employment with the Bank on 17th July 1978.

A graduate of St. Augustine’s College, Mrs. Craigg attained a Bachelor of Arts in economics and business from the College of Mount Saint Vincent, New York and further obtained a Master of Arts in economics from Fordham University. Her professional training included seminars and specialized courses at the International Monetary Fund and the Swiss National Bank.

In her professional capacity, Mrs. Craigg has published a number of papers on economic issues and has served on numerous Boards and Working Groups and Committees related to trade, monetary integration, fiscal policy, payments and privatization. She presently serves as Deputy Chairman of the Securities Commission of The Bahamas, and as an Executive Committee member of the Caribbean Centre for Money and Finance (CCMF).

A career central banker, Mrs. Craigg has been closely involved in a number of initiatives to enhance the delivery of domestic banking services, including the ongoing payments system modernization initiative.

She is married to Anthony Craigg.

Michael Lightbourne

Michael Lightbourne

Mr. Lightbourne is a career banker and former central banker, having served as Deputy Manager, Bank Supervision Department, from 1983 to 1991. He began his professional career as an Investment Analyst and Portfolio Manager at RoyWest Trust Corporation of The Bahamas (now S G Hambros Bank & Trust) where he was employed from 1977 to 1982.

Prior to his appointment as Central Bank Deputy Governor, Mr. Lightbourne held the position of Manager, Personal Lines Division, at a major insurance company and, prior to that, the post of Account Manager at RBC Royal Bank of Canada, where he managed both private and public sector portfolios.

Mr. Lightbourne is a graduate of St. Augustine’s College, Nassau. After completing his “A” Levels, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounts and Economics at Middlesex University in the United Kingdom and went on to complete his MBA in Financial Management at the City University Business School, London. Mr. Lightbourne also holds certificates in investment analysis and portfolio management from the New York Institute of Finance and in banking from the Federal Reserve System Banking School, Washington. He has participated in numerous local and international seminars and courses in bank supervision, investments, banking, insurance and money laundering.

Mr. Lightbourne is married to the former Virgil H. Munnings and the couple has two children, Scharad and Sasha. He is a member of the Roman Catholic faith community and attends St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. Among his personal interests are reading, cooking, traveling and gardening.

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