Caribbean Canada Emerging Leader's Dialogues (CCELD)

Planning Committee Members

After the first Commonwealth Study Conference (CSC) held in 1956, the new alumni of the program found it such a worthwhile experience that they determined to make it available to subsequent generations of emerging leader. Since then, every program has been led, planned, and funded by alumni who want to remain engaged with their cohort and with new program participants. ELD Canada appreciates the efforts of the CCELD Planning Committee whose expertise, networks, and dedication creates a broad and diverse base of cross sectoral support.

CHAIRPERSON

Lisa Bell

Mrs. Lisa Bell, Chairperson

Managing Director at National Export Import Bank of Jamaica

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 brings to bear 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.

MEMBERS

Captain Antonette (N) Wemyss-Gorman
Jamaica Defense Force 

Captain (N) Antonette Wemyss-Gorman was born in the parish of  Manchester and attended the Knox College Complex of schools.  She Joined the Jamaica Defence Force In August 1992 and received her commission in March 1994.  She was posted to the JDF Coast Guard as the first sea going female officer to serve in the Jamaica Defence Force.  She served as Navigating Officer onboard HMJS Paul Bogle from 1994 to 1997.

She has served on secondment to the Ministry of Transport and Works where she was appointed the Deputy Director of Marine Transport. She is a founding member of the Women in Maritime Association of the Caribbean and an active member of the Women's Leadership Initiative group in Jamaica which is a Sub-committee of the United Way. She has held a number appointments at the JDF Coast Guard including Ship Captain, Operations Officer, Diving Officer and Officer Commanding Shore Base. She also served at the JDF Airwing as Second in Command 2009 2012. She was awarded the Medal of Honour for Meritorious Service in 2006 and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

Capt (N) Wemyss-Gorman holds a Master of Science degree with distinction in National Security and Strategic Studies from the University of the West Indies. She presided over the establishment of the Caribbean Military Maritime Training Centre in 2012 and served as the Commandant until  November 2013 when she was appointed the Acting Commanding Officer of the JDF Coast Guard. She is the first female to attain the rank of Captain (N) and command a unit in the Jamaica Defence Force. In August 2018 she assumed the responsibility to establish a new structure in the Force which will encompass the Coast Guard, Air wing and Cyber Unit.

Capt (N) Wemyss-Gorman is a member of  CCELD 2015 cohort and is a Justice of the Peace for the parish of Kingston. She is married and has one son.

Audrey Morris, Export-Import Bank

Audrey Morris

Chief Officer Risk Management & Compliance at EXIM Bank

 


JOHN ABRAHAM

JOHN ABRAHAM

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SHERRI ALTSHULER

SHERRI ALTSHULER

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BRUCE BOWEN

BRUCE BOWEN

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ROB CARACCIOLO

ROB CARACCIOLO

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MAJOR DAVID CLARKE CVO

MAJOR DAVID CLARKE CVO

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LEO DESROCHES

LEO DESROCHES

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AGNES DI LEONARDI

AGNES DI LEONARDI

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LORNE GORDON

LORNE GORDON

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KERRY HARRIS

KERRY HARRIS

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FATMA KHALID

FATMA KHALID

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FIONA MACFARLANE

FIONA MACFARLANE

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JACQUELINE STEWART LECHLER

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LYNDA TAYLOR

LYNDA TAYLOR

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ROBERT TAYLOR LVO

ROBERT TAYLOR LVO

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