Ex Deputy Governor takes up top spot at Barbados Central Bank

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, November 5, 2009 – Former Deputy Governor at the Barbados Central Bank, Dr DeLisle Worrell, has returned to the institution to take up the post as its sixth Governor.

The economist previously worked at the Bank between 1973 and 2000, serving as Manager of the Research Department, then Divisional Director of Research, before assuming the post of Deputy Governor. He held the Deputy Governor position between 1990 and 2000, when he retired.

After retiring from the Bank, he joined the International Monetary Fund as Technical Assistance Advisor, Monetary and Exchange Affairs Department; and more recently, he served as the Executive Director of the Caribbean Centre for Money and Finance.

“It’s good to be back, and I look forward to working with the Central Bank’s excellent senior management team, and our colleagues in the Ministries of Finance & Economic Affairs, to fulfill the Bank’s responsibility to help the economy through these difficult times,” Dr Worrell said.

The new Governor spent his first day on the job settling in and meeting with his management team.

He replaces Dr Marion Williams who held the position since 1999. She will take up a diplomatic post in January next year.

Dr Worrell, who holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the University of the West Indies and a PhD in the same subject from McGill University, is a prolific writer. 

His publications include: Economic Adjustment Policies for Small Nations: Theory and Experience in the English-Speaking Caribbean; Monetary Policy in Small Open Economies; Framework for the Analysis of the Effect of the US Devaluation on the Jamaican Economy and Small Island Economies: Structure and Performance on the English-Speaking Caribbean Since 1970.