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Board of Directors

The First Citizens Investment Services Board of Directors are as follows:

 

Anthony Smart (Director)

Anthony Smart graduated from the University of Toronto, Canada with a Bachelor of Arts (General) majoring in Economics.

He is an Attorney-at-Law who has been in private practice for 42 years, 30 of which he has led the law firm of Gittens, Smart & Company. He was an elected member of the House of Representatives of the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago from December 1986 to November 1991.

At various times between January 1987 and February 1989 he was the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Minister in the office of the Attorney General, Minister in the office of the Prime Minister and Chief Whip in the House of Representatives. He was Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago from March 1989 to November 1991.

Mr. Smart was a tutor in family law at the Hugh Wooding Law School in the 1970s and was was personally responsible for drafting the Code of Ethics for Ministers and Members of Parliament which was laid in the House of Representatives in 1988.

Mr. Smart was appointed as Chairman of the Board of First Citizens Bank Limited on June 17, 2014 and subsequently as Chairman of First Citizens Investments Services Limited, First Citizens Bank (Barbados) Limited and First Citizens Costa Rica S.A.

 

Franka Costelloe (Director)

Ms. Costelloe holds an (MSC) Master’s Degree in Building and Construction Management (with distinction), an (MBOS) Associate Degree in Project Management and a (BSC) Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a Major in Human Resources.

Franka Costelloe is a Director of Lifetime Roofing Ltd; a manufacturer, distributor and contractor specialized in metal and flat roof waterproofing. She has experience in various departments including; Human Resources, Project Management, Contracts, Budget Planning & Administration, Sales and Marketing.

She was appointed to the Board of First Citizens Bank Limited on July 3, 2014 and subsequently to the Boards of First Citizens Investment Services Limited and First Citizens Trustee Services Limited.

Ms. Costelloe currently also sits on the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturer’s Association Board and the Industrial Estate Tenants Board (IETA).

 

Jean-Pierre Du Coudray (Director)

Jean-Pierre du Coudray is the Managing Director of the West Indian Tobacco Company Limited and is also a Leadership Board Member of British American Tobacco Company Limited Caribbean and Central American Region.

Mr. du Coudray holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

He was appointed to the Board of First Citizens Bank Limited on June 17, 2014 and subsequently to the Boards of First Citizens Securities Trading Limited, First Citizens Trustee Services Limited, First Citizens Investment Services Limited and First Citizens Costa Rica S.A.

Mr. Du Coudray currently also sits on the Board of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

 

Joel Pemberton (Director)

Joel Monty Pemberton is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant from the Association of Certified Charted Accountants.

Mr. Pemberton is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Trinity Exploration & Production Plc, a leading Independent oil and gas company in Trinidad & Tobago. Under his leadership, Trinity became the first Trinidad & Tobago company to list on the London Stock Exchange (AIM).

Mr. Pemberton first worked as a Chartered Accountant, auditing with Ernst & Young in Trinidad & Tobago, and in London. His many accomplishments include lead executive on the BP exploration audit team in London, responsible for the quarterly and annual audit of the worldwide audit together with other assurance and advisory services. He was also the lead trainer for the Energy business unit on accounting and business process models for the upstream energy sector. On returning from London, Mr. Pemberton spent a year in banking as the Assistant Vice President-Energy Sector of RBTT Merchant Bank Limited. He was instrumental in establishing the Energy Division of the Merchant Bank and led the initiative with the formation of a private equity fund.
He continues to be a leading voice in the energy industry both independently, and as a Board Member of the Trinidad & Tobago Energy Chamber. In 2014, Mr. Pemberton was elected as a non-executive Director on the Board of First Citizens Bank Limited and subsequently as Chairman of the Board of First Citizens Brokerage and Advisory Services Limited and a Director on the Boards of First Citizens Investment Services and First Citizens Asset Management Limited.

 

Ryan Proudfoot (Director)

Ryan Proudfoot holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (with Hons) in Accounting from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK and a Masters of Business Administration in International Management from the University of Exeter, UK.

Mr. Proudfoot is the majority shareholder of Total Office, a Trinidadian headquartered company which aids people in the creation of great office spaces, with subsidiaries in Barbados, and operations in eight other southern Caribbean countries.

Prior to this Mr. Proudfoot had a highly successful career in banking, holding the positions of General Manager, BNB Finance & Trust Corporation and General Manager, BNB Treasury with Barbados National Bank Inc. (renamed Republic Bank (Barbados) Ltd and a subsidiary of Republic Bank Limited).

Mr. Proudfoot joined BNB after serving as Business Head and Vice President, Citicorp Merchant Bank Limited (Barbados Branch) where he was responsible for the re-establishment of Citibank in Barbados.

Mr. Proudfoot started his career at Citibank Trinidad as a Relationship Manager in Corporate Bank where he served for five (5) years before migrating to live in Barbados.

He was appointed to the Board of First Citizens Bank Limited on July 3, 2014 and subsequently to the Boards of First Citizens Investment Services Limited, First Citizens Brokerage and Advisory Services Limited, First Citizens Bank (Barbados) Limited and First Citizens Investment Services (Barbados) Limited.

He currently also serves as a Director on the Board of Parex Resources (Trinidad) Ltd, the local subsidiary of a Calgary head quartered oil exploration company.

 

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