Under the Central Bank of The Bahamas Act, 2000 ("the Act"), overall responsibility for the policy and general administration of the Bank is vested in the Board of Directors. The Act provides that the Board, which is appointed by the Governor General, shall consist of a Governor, and four other Directors having wide experience in and having shown some capacity in financial or commercial matters, industry, law or administration.
Current Board members include:
Pictured from left: Mr. Robert Adams; Mr. Russell Miller; Mr. John A. Rolle, Chairman;
Mr. Thomas Dean; Mr. Derek Rolle, Deputy Governor; Mrs. Lynda Gibson.
Pictured standing from left: Dr. Allan S. Wright, Manager, Research; Mr. Errol L. Bodie, Manager, Information Technology; Mr. Ian B. Fernander, Manager, Capital Development; Mr. Jermaine H. Campbell, Manager, Currency; Ms. Karen V. Rolle, Deputy Inspector, Banking Supervision; Mr. Keith T. Jones, Manager, Finance; Mr. Ricardo H. Barry, Manager, Facilities Services. Seated from left: Mr. Gevon R. Moss, Manager, Human Resources; Mrs. Cleopatra B. Davis, Manager, Banking; Mr. John A. Rolle, Governor; Mr. Derek S. Rolle, Deputy Governor; Mrs. Rochelle A. Deleveaux-McKinney, Legal Counsel. Inset: Mr. Charles W. Littrell, Inspector, Banking Supervision; Mrs. Tamieka V. Watson, Manager, Exchange Control; Mrs. Nakeisha S. Burrows, Manager, Internal Audit.
|John A Rolle
|Derek S Rolle
||Inspector of Banks & Trust Companies
|Karen V Rolle
||Deputy Inspector, Bank Supervision Department
||Manager, Banking Department
|Ian B Fernander
||Manager, Capital Development
||Manager, Corporate Strategy, Risk & Governance
|Jermaine H Campbell
||Manager, Currency Department
|Tamieka V Watson
||Manager, Exchange Control Department
||Manager, Facilities Department
|Derrick M Burrows
||Manager, Finance Department
|Gevon R Moss
||Manager, Human Resources
|Errol L. Bodie
||Manager, Information Technology
|Nakeisha S Burrows
||Manager, Internal Audit & Corporate Governance
|Rochelle A Deleveaux
John A. Rolle
Mr. Rolle was appointed Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas, in January, 2016.
During the three years leading up to this, he served as the Financial Secretary in the Ministry of Finance. There, he spearheaded the implementation of the Government’s fiscal reform initiatives, which included the introduction of valued added tax (VAT), strengthening of tax administration systems and enhancing expenditure control frameworks.
From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Rolle was seconded to the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a Senior Advisor to the Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean Constituency. In this role, he was a principal advisor on economic policy matters, supporting advocacy on behalf of Caribbean countries.
The Governor has returned to the starting point of his career in central banking. From 1990 to 2012, he was employed in various capacities at the Bank, progressing up the ranks of the Research Department.
The Governor has also contributed as an Adjunct Lecturer, in Economics, at the American University (2008) in Washington, DC, and, for many years, as a Part-Time Lecturer in Economics and Statistics at The College of The Bahamas.
Mr. Rolle has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He holds graduate degrees in Economics from the American University in Washington, DC, and Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He is also an undergraduate of the University of Western Ontario, Canada and The College of The Bahamas.
Mr. Rolle has published scholarly articles in a number of professional journals, and continues to pursue research on monetary, fiscal and exchange rate policies.
A 30+ year veteran of the Central Bank, Mr. Rolle was appointed Deputy Governor on 1st August 2017. Mr. Rolle has served in various capacities within the Bank, most recently as Senior Manager and Head of the Banking Department.
In terms of his academic background, Mr. Rolle is an Alumnus of the University of The Bahamas (formerly the College of The Bahamas). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Economics from the College of William and Mary (USA) and an MBA with a concentration in Finance and Quantitative Methods from the University of Georgia (USA). He is also an Associate of the Bahamas Institute of Bankers.
Mr. Rolle has also served as a part-time lecturer in courses on finance and quantitative methods at the University of The Bahamas.