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Past Presidents

Ms. Jasmine Y. Davis, CPA, CA

President
Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean
2015 - 2017

jasmine5Jasmine Y. Davis is the immediate Past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC) and Vice President of Patient Finance at Doctors Hospital, the leading private medical facility in The Bahamas. A Certified Public Accountant CPA (Illinois 1998), member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and licensed Chartered Accountant CA (Bahamas 2011), Jasmine entered the accountancy profession in The Bahamas in 1998 and received her training at PricewaterhouseCoopers. After leaving PwC, she held various top management positions in the Healthcare and Insurance Industry in The Bahamas.

She is a Past President of The Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA). At the national level, Ms. Davis co-chair’s BICAs Tax and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Committees. She previously served as a Director of The Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) and also represented the profession on the VAT Advisory Committee, the Bahamas Trade Commission Sub-Committee for the Financial Services Sector and the National Anti-Corruption Task Force which is responsible for the Mechanism of the Inter-American Convention Against Corruption (MESICIC), Anti-Money Laundering & Combating the Financing of Terrorism. Ms. Davis was also commissioned to chair the Ministry of Finance’s VAT Private Sector Education Task Force which is an integral part of the implementation of Value Added Tax in The Bahamas which occurred in January 2015.

During her tenure, she served as chair on the ICAC’s Education and Joint Seminar Committee. She also sat on the ICAC’s Regional Taxation and Monitoring Committees. In addition, she represented the ICAC on the Board of Trustees for the Caribbean Court of Justice Trust Fund (CCJTF). She is a graduate of Florida International University with a Bachelor of Accounting Degree and is a Society of Caribbean Accountants Association Scholar and a Moby Fund Scholar.


Mr Frank Myers, FCCA
President

Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean
2013 - 2015

Frank MyersFrank Myers was elected President in June 2013. As president of ICAC he was committed to continue to advance the goals of the ICAC for the benefit of the accountancy profession and to strengthen the role/contribution of the profession regionally and internationally. His vision for the ICAC was that the accountancy profession in the Caribbean is recognized and accepted as having a key role to play in the development of the economies and markets of the region.

Mr. Myers served as President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC) (June 2013 – 2015) and previously served as Vice President. He first joined the ICAC Board in 2001 and has served as Secretary of the ICAC (June 2010 – 2011) and Vice President (2011 – 2013). He also served as the representative for the Caribbean and the Americas on ACCA’s International Assembly (2006 –2009). He also served as President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Eastern Caribbean (ICAEC), a position he held from 2006 - 2015.

Frank Myers, Assurance Partner and Head of Tax within KPMG Eastern Caribbean. In addition to his core functions as an Assurance Partner and Head of Tax within KPMG Eastern Caribbean, where he has practiced for the past 22 years, Mr. Myers has responsibility for Ethics and Independence, and Risk Management. He is also a former Chairman of the Public Service Commission in Saint Lucia (1997-2010) and has also provided community service as a member of the Lions Club of Saint Lucia, the Mental Health Association of Saint Lucia, and the Saint Lucia School for the Deaf. He is also a past president and an active member of the Rotary Club of Saint Lucia.

Mr. Harryram Parmesar, FCCA
President
Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean
2009 – 2011

Harryram Parmesar was first appointed to the ICAC Board in 2001 and served as Vice-President, Secretary and Chairman of the ICAC’s Technical Committee prior to his election as President in June 2009. Under his leadership, a review of the ICAC’s Memorandum and Articles of Association was initiated with a view to strengthening the regulatory and governance structure of the ICAC. 

The Affiliation Agreement, which seeks to establish and maintain harmonized standards within the regional accountancy profession, was also entered into between the ICAC and its member bodies (regional institutes) during his tenure as president.

A past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Guyana (ICAG), he continues to serve as a member of ICAG’s Council. He was also Guyana’s representative on the International Assembly of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) from 2003 to 2009.

Mr. Parmesar is a Partner in the firm, Parmesar & Co., where he has responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the firm, managing over 20 staff and client services including Audit, Accounts, Taxation and Consultancy. He has over 31 years of experience in Assurance and Business Advisory Services, Taxation, Accounting, Systems Design and Implementation, and Corporate Secretarial Services.  He also has 20 years’ experience as a lecturer for the ACCA qualifications and has conducted many seminars on accounting, auditing and taxation.

He is the immediate past President of the Rotary Club of Georgetown and also served on the Executive of the Georgetown Cricket Club, the Georgetown Cricket Association and the Scouts Association of Guyana. He is also a Director for the Guyana Oil Company, Grace Kennedy Remittance Services, Demerara Distillers Limited, Demerara Bank Limited, Assuria Insurance (Gy) Inc and the St. Stanislus Board of Governor. He also represented the ICAC as a Trustee on the Caribbean Court of Justice from 2009 to 2014.

Ms. Joan Brathwaite, FCA, FCCA
President
Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean
2011 - 2013

Joan Brathwaite

Joan (Betty) Brathwaite has played a key role in the development of the accountancy profession regionally since she was first appointed to the ICAC Board in June 2001.  Prior to being elected President in 2011, she served as chair of the ICAC’s Membership Committee and the Task Force with responsibility for the review and amendment of the ICAC’s Articles of Association. She also chaired the Institute’s sub-committee appointed to formulate a Reciprocity Agreement to facilitate the free movement of accountancy professionals within region.  

As president of ICAC she was committed to advancing the goals of the ICAC and strengthening its role as a regional body. Her vision was to see the ICAC become a full institution within CARICOM with clear authority enshrined in the legal framework of CARICOM, and with all the benefits associated with a CARICOM organization. Discussions in this regard was advanced under leadership.

A past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (ICAB), Ms. Brathwaite continues to serve as a Member of the ICAB Council. She has served as the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) International Assembly representative for Barbados and is also a former Vice-President of the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries.

Ms. Brathwaite is the Managing Partner with Deloitte & Touche, Barbados. She is Deloitte’s first female Managing Partner within its Caribbean and Bermuda Cluster (CBC) and has been a partner with Deloitte in Barbados since it was created in December 2004. In addition to her role as Managing Partner, she led the firm’s audit practice but relinquished this role in September 2014.  

She currently sits as a member of the Board of Directors of DCB Holdings Ltd, the entity which has oversight of Deloitte offices in the Caribbean and Bermuda (CBC) countries (Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, BVI, Cayman Islands and Trinidad & Tobago). She was a member of the Partners Advisory Group for the establishment of the inaugural Deloitte Americas Senior Managers School (SMS) and is part of the original faculty of the SMS.

 

 

Ms. Angela Lee Loy, FCCA, CA
President
Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean
2007 - 2009 

Angela-Lee-LoyAngela Lee Loy has the distinction of being elected the first female President of ICAC. She is also the first female President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad & Tobago (ICATT).

The ICAC’s initiative to implement a regional practice monitoring programme became a reality during her presidency with the formal signing of Memoranda of Understanding with the ACCA for the commencement of the programme in Barbados, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago. The historic signing took place on June 27, 2008 during the opening ceremony of the ICAC’s Annual Caribbean Conference in Trinidad and Tobago. The practice monitoring programme is one of the most significant achievements of the accountancy profession in the Caribbean and has served to enhance quality assurance review systems within the profession.
 
Ms. Lee Loy is the Chairman of Aegis Business Solutions Limited, one of the first companies in Trinidad and Tobago to primarily focus on business outsourcing and advisory services to SMEs and foreign investors. Her professional experience spans over 40 years’ in Auditing and Business Advisory Services with Aegis and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

She is the former Trinidad and Tobago representative on the International Assembly of ACCA and was honored by the ACCA in 2008 with the Achievement Award for the Americas for her outstanding contribution to the accountancy profession and to business and society.

She is currently the President of the Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI). Ms. Lee Loy serves on several Boards including Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit committee for Prestige Holdings Limited and for 138 Student Living Jamaica Limited, both public companies. In addition, she is also Chairman and Non-Executive Director of the Audit committee of Gulf Insurance Limited and Non-Executive Director and member of the Audit committee of Assuria Life (T&T) Limited.  

Within the NGO sector, she is currently Chairman of the Music Literacy Trust; Chairman of the Social Justice Foundation and she also sits on the Finance Council of the Archdiocese of Port of Spain. Ms. Lee Loy is also the former Chairman of Trinidad and Tobago’s National AIDS Coordinating Committee (NACC) and she continues to play an integral role in the development of the NGO sector and business community in Trinidad and Tobago.


President

AnthonyAnthony Pierre

ICAC President
2017 - 2018

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