MR. CHRISTIAN JOSZ
Position: Programme Coordinator
Christian Josz, a national of Belgium, assumed duties as Centre Coordinator for the Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre on August 28, 2020. Christian has over 22 years of experience at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) where he was a mission chief in the African Department and the Middle East and Central Asia Department for the last 11 years before he joined CARTAC. Christian’s experience at the IMF includes leading teams to negotiate and implement programs of economic and financial reforms, conduct surveillance, and implement capacity development programs. He also worked for 12 years at the Belgian central bank, the Belgian Ministry of the Economy and a large multinational corporation before joining the IMF. Christian holds degrees of Commercial Engineer from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto. He is fluent in French, English and Dutch. He is married, proud father of three children, and proud grandfather of one granddaughter.
MR. BORYS COTTO-COBAR
Position: External Sector Statistics Adviser
Borys Cotto Cobar, a national of Guatemala, was appointed as CARTAC’s external sector statistics advisor in January 2016. Prior to joining CARTAC, he spent over three years working for the IMF’s Statistics Department as long term expert in external sector statistics for the Pacific Region. Based in Fiji, Borys assisted IMF’s member countries in improving their institutional capacity and statistical infrastructure to compile and disseminate external sector statistics following the international standards. He has also served over ten years in his country’s central bank (Banco de Guatemala), where he occupied different senior staff positions –the last one as Deputy Manager
MR. ROBIN YOULL
Position: Real Sector Statistics Adviser
Robin Youll is the Real Sector Statistics Adviser at CARTAC, with 35 years of management and technical experience in statistics. Since 2000, Robin was a Deputy Director at the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS), where he gained extensive experience as a leader, manager, IT developer, and as a statistical expert specialising in national accounts. Since 2010 he was ONS’s Director of National Accounts Strategy, having previously been Head of National Accounts coordination. Robin also established ONS’s technical assistance programme, which provides support to developing countries. During the 1990s, he lived and worked in Africa as part of the UK government’s technical assistance programme. In total Robin has provided statistical services to more than 50 countries around the world. He is a Fellow of the UK’s Royal Statistical Society.
MR. BRUCE STACEY
Position: Public Finance Management Adviser
Bruce joined CARTAC in October 2016 after a 26-year career in the Canadian Government. He began working on results-based management in 2001 with the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) and was a key contributor to Canada’s Program Alignment Architecture. At TBS he gained extensive experience in public financial management (PFM) and as Executive Director he was responsible for leading 2 years of Canada’s Strategic Review Process. In April 2013 Bruce launched his career as an International PFM consultant spending 3 years in the Philippines as the Sr. Budget Advisor to the Department of Budget and Management.
MR. D. COLIN OWEN
Position: Public Finance Management Adviser
Colin joined us in September 2020 and brings over 25 years of public sector experience working in the United Kingdom and across two Overseas Territories. Colin worked in external audit for the first 18 years of his career, working for the Audit Commission and PKF as an Audit Manager; and then as Auditor General for St Helena. For the past 8 years he is has worked as a Financial Secretary, firstly on St Helena and for the past four years on Montserrat and is well known across the region. He delivered extensive PFM reform programmes during those years managing a wide portfolio of technical experts across Government.
Colin holds a BA in Business Studies from Birmingham City University and is qualified accountant with CIPFA and ACCA, being a Fellow of both.
MR. NORRIS A. MILLER
Position: Tax Administration Adviser
Norris A. Miller joined CARTAC in January 2015 as the second Tax Administration Adviser on the Tax and Revenue Administration team. Norris, a Jamaican national, has 27 years of experience in tax administration and tax policy design and of the years spent in taxation, 23 were VAT related. Prior to joining CARTAC, he was the Chief Technical Specialist in Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ). As the CTS, he was the chief advisor to the Commissioner General, TAJ. While still in Jamaica, Mr. Miller also served on a separate occasion as the Deputy Financial Secretary responsible for tax policy within the Ministry
MR. STEPHEN MENDES
Position: Customs Administration Adviser
Stephen Mendes was a customs officer in the UK before working on customs reform and modernization programs. He has been a long-term adviser in Latvia, Mozambique, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Ukraine. Prior to joining CARTAC he was customs adviser at AFRITAC South. His previous role was as Director of the Customs Department in Mauritius. He has an MSc in Development Management and a Master in International Revenue Administration.
MR. RALPH C. LEWARS
Position: Financial Sector Supervision Adviser
Ralph joined CARTAC in April 2017 after over 16 years at the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) Canada. Before joining the OSFI, Ralph was a Director at the Jamaica Deposit Insurance Corporation responsible for Research and Risk Assessment, and an Assistant Director at the Bank of Jamaica (Central Bank). Between 2010 and 2012, Ralph worked as an Advisor to the Superintendent of Banks in the Dominican Republic. He has BSc. and MSc degrees in Economics from the University of the West Indies, and an MBA in International Banking and Finance from the University of Birmingham, UK.
Position: Financial Stability Adviser
Marianna joined CARTAC in October 2020 as a Financial Stability advisor. During the last 20 years she worked at various departments of the Hungarian central bank, gathering experiences in Financial Stability analysis, quantitative research on macro-financial modelling and policy analysis. At the Financial Stability Division she led the group, which was responsible for developing the framework of Stress Testing and enhancing the analytical toolkit. She participated in almost a dozen IMF missions as a short term expert, helping African and Asian countries build capacity in stress testing and financial stability analysis. Before her central bank carrier she worked at a commercial bank and acted as a university teacher at the Budapest University of Economics.
Marianna has an MSc in Economics from the Budapest University of Economics and an MSc in International Banking and Finance from the University of Southampton, where she also gained an MPhil in Financial Risk Management. She is the proud mother of two daughters.
Position: Debt Management Adviser
Greg Horman joined CARTAC in October 2020 as the Debt Management Adviser, with two decades of experience in public finance, financial markets, and public policy. Before coming to CARTAC, Greg was active as a short-term expert for the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the IMF. He had also worked at the World Bank, the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department, and the OECD, in roles involving the design and delivery of technical assistance, capacity building, and policy dialogue in government debt and cash management. Prior to his career with international organizations, he held front- and middle-office positions in the debt management office of the New Zealand Treasury. Greg has an AB in English and Classics from Wabash College and an MBA in Finance from George Washington University. He is a national of New Zealand and the United States.
Azziza Trotter, a national from the Commonwealth of Dominica joined CARTAC in December 2018. Prior to joining the team, she worked at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank for 7 years providing advice to eastern Caribbean governments on implementing best debt management practices, assessing debt sustainability and developing medium term debt management strategies. Azziza is responsible for preparing and monitoring the implementation of the work program and supports the development of the results-based management (RBM) framework at the Center.
She has a BSc. in Economics and Finance from the University of the West Indies and an MBA from EDHEC Business School in Nice France
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