CCELD Speakers

Mrs. Lisa Bell

Managing Director, National Export-Import Bank of Jamaica

Mistress of Cermony, Opening and Closing Events

Mrs. Lisa Bell is a qualified and proven professional with over twenty years of experience in providing financial, analytical and managerial expertise in both the private and public sectors. Having held key management positions in the Jamaican financial services sector and with Jamaica's National Investment and export promotion agency (JTI) and now as Managing Director of the National Export Import Bank of Jamaica, she brings to bear a unique combination of technical skills needed to provide expertise at the macro, meso and micro-level in areas relating to the business environment and improvement in the overall competitiveness of the country.

Having worked in the United States and with other multinational and multilateral organizations she holds an international perspective relevant to providing benchmarks and best practices required for business competitiveness. With sound interpersonal and communication skills and a positive public and professional image Mrs. Bell has been successful in developing, maintaining, and leveraging strategic private and public sector stakeholder relationships.

Lisa is an alumni of CCELD 2011


Director, Duke of Edinburgh's Emerging Leaders' Dialogues Canada

ELD Canada Welcome, Opening Dinner 

Sir Trevor Carmichael KA, LVO, QC, is a member of the International Bar Association, the InterAmerican Bar Association, the International Tax Planning Association, the International Fiscal Association, a former Deputy Secretary General of the International Bar Association, a Life Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies in the United Kingdom and a Life Member of the commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association.

He serves as a Panel Member of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes of the World Bank in Washington, the Founder Chairman of the Barbados Youth Business Trust and the Chairman of the United World Colleges Selection Committee for Barbados. A former Visiting Professor of Caribbean Foreign Investment Law to the Florida State University Summer Programme at the University of the West Indies, he is a Trustee of Europhil in the United Kingdom, and sits on the Legal Affairs and Properties Committee of the International Council of Museums in Paris, France and is a Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Association.

Royann Dean

CEO, Royann Dean Consulting

Alumni Engagement speaker, Certificate Ceremony

Strategic Marketing Communication at the Intersection of Business + Creativity

Royann Dean is a strategic communication consultant and director at Royann Dean Consulting. She has two decades of experience in marketing, branding and PR, creating communication strategies for premium organizations like Heineken and Baha Mar, a USD $4.2 billion resort in Nassau, Bahamas.

She is a board member at the National Training Agency and a director at the Caribbean Institute of Certified Management Consultants (Bahamas). She is a former member of the Ease of Doing Business and Competitiveness and Innovation committees at the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers' Confederation.

Royann holds a bachelors in marketing from the University of Georgia and a masters in design management (HONS) from University of the Arts London. She holds certificates in Art as a Global Business and Alternative Investment from Sotheby's Institute of Art, and Storytelling for Business Influence from Ideo, a design firm.

Royann is an alumni of CCELD 2015

Joanne Hughes

Executive Director, Duke of Edinburgh's Emerging Leaders' Dialogues Canada

Opening Remarks, Orientation

Joanne Hughes is an innovative leader of non-profit organizations and as the Executive Director for Emerging Leaders' Dialogues Canada, brings her expertise in organizational development, project implementation, revenue diversification and stakeholder partnerships. Joanne is also a Director on the Association of Emerging Leaders' Dialogues.

In 2015 and 2016, Hughes was the Festival Producer for Ottawa Capital Pride, where she established the new organization's administrative office, received municipal and provincial grants, and offered 15 signature events, including the creation of the first QueerCon, featuring a diverse range of national queer performing and visual artists.

She has managed the operational requirements of an international secretariat, The Commonwealth Association of Public Administration and Management, and in this position liaised between foreign national ministries, the private sector, civil service organizations and donor agencies at senior levels in the planning and implementation of conferences and projects on public administration across the Commonwealth. This included the management of two biennial conferences in New Delhi and Malta, which included the Commonwealth Secretariat Minister's Forum.

Joanne is the founder of two cultural festivals; Fernfest which was created in 1995, and the Ottawa Lumière Festival, started in 2004, which was voted one of the summers best festivals by the National Post in 2009.

Dr. Éliane Ubalijoro

Professor of Practice, The Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University

Facilitator for MODULE 2: 21st century: local harnessing of current and future challenges and opportunities

Eliane Ubalijoro, PhD, is the founder and executive director of C.L.E.A.R. International Development Inc., a consulting group harnessing global networks for sustainable systems development. She is a professor of practice for public and private sector partnerships at McGill University's Institute for the Study of International Development, where her research interests focus on innovation and sustainable development for prosperity creation.

Eliane teaches and advises in Leadership programs to help equip executives in international development with tools that support inner and outer sustainable transformation towards global prosperity. She was a facilitator in the International Health Leadership Development Programme (IHLDP) commissioned by the Kenya Red Cross and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance offered by Lancaster University's Management School. She teaches leadership in the International Parliamentary Executive Education program run by McGill University (in English) and by Universite Laval (in French) in conjunction with the World Bank Institute.

She also recently took part in several panels at the 2018 Next Einstein Forum Global gathering and the Gender Summit 14 Climate Change through the Gender Lens: Focus on Africa.


Director, Duke of Edinburgh's Emerging Leaders' Dialogues Canada

Presentation Panelist

Over a 26-year career with Scotiabank International, during which he lived in Cayman Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, Puerto Rico and Jamaica, Bruce Bowen rose to be Senior Vice President of Scotiabank's Caribbean operations from 2013 - 2016. In this capacity he had responsibility for banking, insurance and wealth management business lines across 20 countries.

During his time in the Caribbean Bruce has been active in promoting economic and social development in the region, serving on numerous financial industry, private sector and non-profit boards in a variety of countries. Based today in Toronto, he continues to support private sector clients and governments in the Caribbean

Prof. Anthony Clayton

Alcan Professor of Caribbean Sustainable Development in the Institute for Sustainable Development, University of the West Indies

Facilitator for MODULE 3: Innovation, social transformation and the future of work

Prof Clayton has been a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Environmental Strategy in the School of Engineering at the University of Surrey and the Institute for Studies of Science, Technology and Innovation in the School of Social and Political Studies at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the Adjunct Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Development in the Faculty of Business and Management and Special Advisor to the President at the University of Technology (UTECH).

Professor Clayton is the member of several advisory groups serving the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery, United Nations Environment Programme Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Fifth Summit of the Americas and the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in 2009. He is also on the UK Government Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Chevening Scholarship Panel for Jamaica.

Dr. Carolyn Hayle

Senior Programme Officer, in the Office of Graduate Studies and Research, The University of the West Indies

MODULE 5 Creating Sustainable and viable culture-based tourism in the Caribbean

Dr. Hayle holds a PhD in Sustainable Development from the University of the West Indies with special emphasis on Sustainable Caribbean Tourism as well as a master's degree in business administration from Howard University in Washington D.C. She is a tenured Senior Lecturer at The University of the West Indies and a former Executive Director of Tourism Action Plan Ltd., Jamaica Heritage Trail Ltd. and HEART/NTA. Her eight-year placement with the World Bank and extensive residencies in Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados combined to afford her a unique view of the Caribbean context of business.

Dr. Hayle was part of the consulting team that developed a regional Disaster Risk Management Strategy for the tourism sector in the Caribbean. She was also a member of the team that developed the Carrying Capacity Study for Jamaica's Master Plan for Sustainable Tourism. She has also developed guidelines for community tourism and market research on agro-tourism in Jamaica.

Prof. Sonia Laszlo

Director, The Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University 

Facilitator for MODULE 1: Fundamental principles for a Green Economy: from theory to practice

Prof. Sonia Laszlo is Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute for the Study of International Development.

Her research expertise covers many aspects of applied microeconomic analysis in economic development. Specifically, she is currently working in two broad research areas: decision-making under uncertainty (namely concerning technology adoption among subsistence farmers) and the micro-economic effects of social policies and conditions (in the area of education, health and labour markets), with a focus on women.

Prof. Laszlo has conducted her research in Peru, Kenya and in the Caribbean, using laboratory experiments, surveys or randomized controlled trials.

She is also a member of the Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche en Organizations (CIRANO) and the Grupo de Analysis para el Desarrollo (GRADE). In 2005 she co-founded and has since been an executive member of the Canadian Development Economics Study Group (CDESG), which groups both academic and policy development economists in Canada.

Delaine Morgan

Vice President of VP of Trade and Business Development, JAMPRO

Presentation Panelist

Miss Delaine Morgan is a qualified and proven professional with over twenty five years of experience in international marketing and business development, specifically in the areas of investment generation, trade facilitation and promotion. As a multi-faceted specialist in this field, her expertise also spans project design, management & analysis, coupled with extensive work experience in supporting both the private and public sectors in Jamaica.

She currently oversees the Contact Management Centre at Jamaica's National Investment and Export Promotion Agency (JAMPRO) having held key executive and managerial positions at that Organisation. Her involvement and collaboration with a number of international organizations in her various capacities at JAMPRO, also provides her with a global perspective and has resulted in her implementation of various projects to expand Jamaica's exports in international markets.

Ms. Morgan's holds a Bachelor of Arts (History & Economics), and Master of International Business degrees.

Commodore Antonette Wemyss - Gorman

Commander of the Maritime, Air and Cyber Command, Jamaica Defence Force

Keynote Speaker, Opening Dinner

Wemyss-Gorman is the Commander of the Maritime, Air and Cyber Command, with oversight responsibility for the Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard, the JDF Air Wing and the Military Cyber Corps.

In her previous appointments, Wemyss-Gorman served as Commanding Officer of the JDF Coast Guard, where she has spent the majority of her career, becoming the first sea-going female officer to serve in the JDF, and served as Navigating Officer onboard HMJS Paul Bogle from 1994 to 1997. In 1998, she was seconded to the Ministry of Transport and Works, where she was appointed deputy director of marine transport. Upon her return to the Coast Guard, Wemyss-Gorman was appointed to command an 82ft point class vessel in July 2002 and later, a 42m county class vessel ( HMJS Surrey).

In 2014, she became the first female in the JDF to attain the rank of Commander and later Captain (N) in May 2018. Antonette is an alumni of CCELD 2015. 

Facilitator for MODULE 4 Greening the Blue Economy