Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean

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Ms. Joan Brathwaite, FCA, FCCA
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.




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